Battlepanda: New Colossus for Christ


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Friday, June 30, 2006

New Colossus for Christ

The Memphis Flyer ran a story on public sculpture in Memphis last week, but they didn't include this new monstrosity on Winchester Road.

As drivers wait for a green light on Winchester Road, they automatically lean their heads forward to view the 72-foot sea-foam-green Statue of Liberation overlooking Hickory Hill.

The towering replica of the Statue of Liberty -- with a few Christian touches -- is being erected in front of the 12,000-member World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church at Winchester and Kirby Parkway.

Replacing the recognizable torch, Lady Liberty holds a cross.

I wonder what it says on the base?

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
We'll invade their countries, kill their leaders,
And convert them to Christianity.

(Via Jim Maynard.)