posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:09 AM
Well not really. But would seem that the beloved icon of fark.com, “Touchdown Jesus” is no more.
It is with no heavy heart that I bid a fond farewell to the gaudy statue of the Solid Rock Church. I always found the monstrosity to be an abomination
every time I drove past it. And drive past it I did as it was only 15-17 miles away from where I live.
Local rumors contended that the founder of the church was a big time drug dealer. Personally I would not know, as I have never met the man. But I have
drove past his house on a number of occasions and lavish is on the low side of describing the property.
It would appear that this happened earlier tonight while I sat peacefully enjoying a passing thunderstorm and talking away in chat with fellow
members. I leave you all with some before and after pictures.
As of a few hours ago
Updated 2:35 AM Tuesday, June 15, 2010
MONROE — The large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 in Monroe was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm.
Motorists were stopped along the highway and around the Monroe area to watch the 62-foot King of Kings statue burn. The fire was reported at 11:15
p.m. Monday, June 14. Within minutes, all that was left was the steel frame of the statue at Solid Rock Church, 904 N. Union Road.
[edit on 15-6-2010 by Ahabstar]