Blog Template Theology of the Body: Our Lady Liberty

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Our Lady Liberty

Here's an interesting tidbit from the NYT:

The Statue of Liberation Through Christ, as she is called, stands 72 feet tall from the base of her pedestal to the tip of her cross. She was the idea of Mr. Williams, a very successful pastor whose church, World Overcomers, qualifies as mega: it has a school, a bowling alley, a roller rink, a bookstore and, he said, 12,000 members....

The statue, inspired by a Memphis church that has three giant crosses, strikes him as "a creative means of just really letting people know that God is the foundation of our nation," he said.

One can but hope that this will encourage the neighboring Catholic church to build a 250-foot high statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe...