Touchdown Jesus struck by lightening!

Thankfully nobody was injured last Monday at the Solid Rock church in Monroe, Ohio. A six-storey statue of Jesus Christ in a Monroe was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

The 'King of Kings' statue, one of south-west Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock church along the Interstate 75 highway in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati. The sculpture showed the figure of Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signalling a touchdown in football.

Events like this happen randomly, but huge statues, especially in high exposed places as religious figures often are, get far more than their share of the action statisics show. On the other hand, if you're hangin out waitin for such a thing, this could be a 'sign'. Maybe the big one's coming. This could be BIG, not just for Monroe, best repent while there's still time.

Just outside the Solid Rock church some curious onlookers were seen scooping up pieces of the statue's foam from the nearby pond to take home with them. Darlene Bishop, a church co-pastor said , "This meant a lot to a lot of people, it will be back," she said. "but this time we are going to try for something fireproof."

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