Six Story Jesus Statue In Ohio Struck By Lightning (via The Drudge Report)
Associated Press, June 15, 2010
MONROE, Ohio – A six-story statue of Yoshke (YeSh"U) was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.
The "King of Kings" statue, one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.
If that's one of Ohio's most familiar landmarks, then Ohio isn't doing so well, is it?
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m. Monday, Monroe police dispatchers said.
The sculpture, about 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Yoshke (YeSh"U) from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Yoshke because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained Tuesday.
Protestants: Don't be fooled! They are very much wooden stick god worshippers, but without the props. Football, Mom, and Apple Pie, how quaint! Does this feel like a white trash moment to you, too?
The nickname is the same used for a famous mural of the resurrected Yoshke (YeSh"U) that overlooks the Notre Dame football stadium.
Catholics: The original wooden stick god worshippers....
The fire spread from the statue to an adjacent amphitheater but was confined to the attic area, and no one was injured, police Chief Mark Neu said....
The fire was confined.... No one was injured.... Curious....
Let me guess. You just think it's a coincidence, don't you? Yeah, right, and so was Hurricane Katrina, which occurred with the expulsion of Jews from Azza (Gaza), and was the earthquake in avodah zarah ridden Haiti, etc.
Food for thought....