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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:57 PM
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Jesus stolen from Bridgeport, West Virginia school
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:04 PM by KurtNYC
This dispute (a public school with a huge Jesus portrait outside the Principal's office) was the subject of a thread 2 weeks ago so I thought I would post this follow-up story:

A portrait of Jesus Christ was stolen from a West Virginia high school yesterday, two days after a local school board agreed to fight efforts in court to remove it.

A school official says the picture was the only thing taken, so it's pretty clear that's what the thief wanted. Police say the suspect broke a window, went straight to the portrait and left the school within five minutes.

The painting, which depicts Jesus in sepia tones on a large canvas, hung on the wall outside the principal's office and had been at the school for 37 years.


http://www.nbc-2.com/News/stories/weirdnews.shtml

Edit to add this from the original story:

"This board is moving forward," Queen told a cheering audience of about 50 people, many of whom wore white T-shirts that read, "You can't take our Jesus down."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14366479 /

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:59 PM
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1. Satan works in mysterious ways.
Probably godless liberals.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:01 PM
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5. How do you know if the painting didn't leave the building by itself?
sorry not a religious slam.
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Crankie Avalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:59 PM
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2. The devil made him do it...or else it was god's will. n/t
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:00 PM
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3. Well, I guess that ends that controversy.
The only question now is, "How long before the school board puts up a new Jesus picture?"

Of course, they will then not be able to say that the new picture was up for 37 years.

This is so ridiculous. Public school is not church.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:00 PM
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4. That will open up a huge can of whoop ass in that town
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:00 PM by pepperbear
I mean their priorities were so well sorted already that I can't imagine this in the news for more than...oh, say, 5 or 6 weeks.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:02 PM
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6. Raptured?
Shit like that happens in WV.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:04 PM
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7. Never thought of that!
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:05 PM
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8. It's that really cheesy picture too.
The same one you find in homes with velvet Elvises and dogs playing poker.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:06 PM
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9. The painting probably ascended to heaven.
Now the school can become a pilgrimage site for the sort of reality-challenged faithful who worship Madonna-shaped sandwiches, bleeding statues, and burst water-mains bubbling up through trees.

If somone in the area can spin that story in the press, the fundies will demand the painting never be replaced, it's absence being positive proof of God's plan.

Problem solved.
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:12 PM
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12. IT'S A MURACLE!
ascended to heaven

:rofl:

I say he's partying on a yacht with Elvis somewhere. He'll be back, rested and ready for another 37 years on sepia velvis sportin' a brand new glowy velvis tunic and halo, with a tan and only the tiniest of hangovers to furrow his brow.

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:09 PM
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10. Don't steal vs. Make no images
Boy, that's a toughie commandment-wise. Which one comes first?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:11 PM
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11. Now some lucky old cuss will probably really...
"Find Jesus"...Prolly at a flea market!
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:15 PM
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13. The Virgin Mary appeared
Chucked a rock through the window and took the portrait.

TlalocW
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:01 PM
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16. That's close.
Police released surveillance video on Thursday from inside the high school. Friday, the police have released more video, this time from the middle school. The man wearing some type of white coat in the distance in the new video. Police believe he walked through the middle school's parking before busted into the high school. He apparently took off the coat and used it to cover the broken glass as he climbed the window into the school.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14414616 /

The dude should have dressed as Jesus then they would have to put out a description like: "The man wearing a white toga and sandal, long hair and a crown of thorns was last seen walking across the school's swimming pool with the portrait under his arm...."
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:22 PM
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14. shouldn't have been there in the first place
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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15. Someone should donate a portrait of the Buddha to replace it.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:02 PM
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17. Link to a recent thread on this case
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