Insurance to cover rebuilding of 'Touchdown Jesus'
- National attention in the wake of the lightning strike that destroyed a giant statue of Jesus has brought Solid Rock Church a flood of donations to rebuild a deluxe version of the icon along Interstate 75.As it turns out, the "King of Kings" sculpture -- also known as Touchdown Jesus, for its upright arms -- was insured for $500,000, about twice what it cost the church to erect it in 2004, because the artist, Brad Coriell of Nashville, Tenn., donated some of his time, said co-pastor Darlene Bishop.
Aren't there more worthy causes to spend the money on? Didn't the Lord Almighty not make it clear he doesn't want the statue? How many times does He have to strike it with lightning?!?!?