Jesusland grows bold

6 07 2006



Obscene Liberty

Originally uploaded by Lightning Rose.

This statue is real. This is not photoshopped. This horror is a 75′ tall product of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church. They have a website about the ”Status of Liberation Through Christ”. They have erected this obscenity in Memphis, TN, against the objections of people in the town who have to see this thing every day.

From the FAQ:

The message is: America (represented by the Statue of Liberty) belongs to God. It proclaims that Christ is the true source of liberty: spiritually, emotionally, physically, relationally, financially, and intellectually. The Statue reminds this nation that it was founded on Judeo-Christian values and urges America to return to them. It says: America, bless God if you want God to bless America.

Flag burning is nothing compared to this travesty.

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3 responses

6 07 2006
tasha

hmmm…if enough people object to it can’t they have it taken down?…I’m all for religious freedom but if the town doesnt want it thats pushing it…the statue of liberty was a gift from france as a memorial to our independence…if the church really wanted to do good they could stop trying to collect money because it will “please gOd” if you give wealth to the church and blow it on such stupid things…

7 07 2006
Marty

Why does this bother you so much? Did they use government funds to pay for it (and thus make other people pay for their religious beliefs)?
I’ll admit I think the statue is ugly, but people do have a right to express their own personal beliefs. The statue appears to be on that church’s property and produced with that church’s money.
I’ve noticed that you seem to object a lot when someone displays Chrisian symbols-I remember you being pretty snarky one time when you were giving me a ride and we drove by some place that had a massive cross. Would, say, a similar statue where Allah (not Jesus) was talked about, with a veiled lady holding out a Koran, upset ou as much?

7 07 2006
Kalimar

And of course by Judeo-Christian values, they really mean whacked-out-bizarre-barely-Christian values that Jesus wouldn’t even recognize.

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