Church Erects 72 ft. Christian Statue of Liberty

On July 4th, a Christian Mega-Church unveiled a 72-ft. tall replica Statue of Liberty, with a couple of Christian modifications, in Memphis, Tennessee. The "Statue of Liberation Through Christ" holds a cross aloft instead of a torch, clutches Ten Commandments tablets, and has "Jehovah" written on her crown. It's the creation of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church, a 12,000 member religious group that donated over $250,000 to make the fiberglass and foam sculpture over a steel framework.

The unveiling of the statue received wide publicity, including coverage in the New York Times (Outreach Ministry: Mission Accomplished!). Statue of Liberty purists were quick to complain about the Christian augmentations to a sacred symbol of America. And a mega-church in Monroe, Ohio was caught off guard as this big green lady knocked aside their 62-ft. tall "Touchdown Jesus" as the Silliest Salute to the Almighty.

"Liberation Through Christ" stands along Kirby Parkway and Winchester Road in Memphis.


World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church

Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN
World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church. On the southeast corner of Kirby Pkwy and Winchester Rd.
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