[zoning administrator] If the Jesus is 62' (20 meters) tall, think about how tall that sign is. [/zoning administrator](Monroe, Ohio) Nov. 26, 2004 - An Ohio church has built what is believed to be the largest statue of Jesus in America.
The Solid Rock church built the giant fiberglass and styrofoam statue to remind people of the real meaning of Christmas.
The statue is 62-feet tall. It cost about $250,000 dollars to build.
The church plans to make the Jesus statue even more visible by adding lights.
$250K? Think of what can be done with that sort of money. It's one thing to have a expensive church structure -- it's something that is an important civic building, built to last the ages -- but a big styrofoam Jesus? What a waste of money.
BTW, there's a BIG difference between the beautiful carved stone Christ statues found on mountaintops outside Latin American and Brazilian cities, and a tacky styrofoam Jesus along the Interstate.