Thursday, July 13, 2006

Church constructs monument to Christianity in likeness of the Statue of Liberty

A friend of mine sent this to me in my email today. This church, a 12,000-member World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, spent $260,000 on a 72-foot sea-foam-green Statue of what they are calling the Statue of Liberation overlooking Hickory Hill in Memphis Tennessee.
Church members said the mixture of the statue and Christian symbols represent "America belonging to God through Jesus Christ."
At least one youth has a better understanding of what America means.

"That church is trashing the meaning of America," said 11-year Hickory Hill resident Evelyn Douglass.

"The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the United States of America," she said. "The cross represents a specific religion. It's not right that they are mixing the two."

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