A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.
Actually, people called the cops on Jesus quite often when he was wandering around the Middle East…
Indeed, The Maya Rudolph Show is premiering on NBC on May 19th at 10PM and is set to have Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Kristen Bell and more. Musical guests such as Janelle Monae will be on the special as well making for what could be almost an SNL episode from 10 years ago.