Giant Jesus Statue

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Giant Jesus Statue Gets to Stay Says Court

Shame on you, America! Brazil is one of the most corrupt countries on earth. It is known for its violent crime, sexed-out orgies, and its giant Jesus statue. It 's what! Yes, in a country known for its Godlessness, there is still a place for Jesus.

Christ the Redeemer in Brazil stands 125 feet tall and overlooks Rio de Janeiro from Mount Corcovado. In Whitefish, Montana a statue of Jesus that is less than 20 feet tall and is all but unseen unless you drive up to its isolated location is being targeted and attacked by those who want to remove Jesus from America.

Known as Big Mountain Jesus by the locals, the statue was placed by the Knights of Columbus in 1954 "as a memorial to their fallen World War II comrades and as a remembrance of religious shrines they saw while deployed in Europe." Out-of-state renegades, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is a group from Madison, Wisconsin that sends representatives throughout the nation looking for signs and symbols of the Christian faith to squash. For the last few years, the statue has apparently "offended" them.
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Then, in 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) attempted to get the statue removed. The Forest Service issued the Knights of Columbus the permit to erect the statue and renewed it despite the FFRF 's disapproval. The FFRF sued the Forest Service but lost, appealed and lost again. Upon a new appeal: lost again, but they are going to keep on going. "When we look at that Jesus statue, we see the continuing efforts of this aggressive, missionizing, male-only Catholic club to deny U.S. women the right to abortion and contraception in the name of Jesus," they
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