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‘Bloody Jesus’ actor ordered down from roadside cross for endangering drivers in Florida

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A Jesus impersonator in Florida had his roadside Easter show interrupted by police who said that the bloody display was causing drivers to nearly crash their vehicles.

The spokesperson for the Lee County Sheriff’s office told WFTX that the man playing Jesus was asked to come down off the cross after drivers complained.

An event organizer admitted that authorities said the display caused “near accidents,” and “that we’re on public property, and we shouldn’t be here.”

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“There were a lot of close calls with accidents and traffic back ups,” he recalled the sheriff saying.

The nearly-naked man playing Jesus, whose makeup made him appear bloody and scarred, told the station that he climbed up on the cross because “Easter is not about bunny rabbits.”

“This what our Christ endured for us. For our sins,” he said. “And to hide that, is to not to live to the true faith of what he did for us.”

“It’s just one of those necessities,” the actor added.

While some Lee County residents found the fake blood “inappropriate” for children, others were outraged that the crucifixion show was being called off.

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“Kids need to see how he was born and hung from the cross for us,” one woman said.

“Jesus is appropriate for everywhere,” another woman agreed.

Watch the video below from WFTX, broadcast April 18, 2014.

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(h/t: Christian Nightmares)

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During an interview with NBC News' "Today" on Saturday, Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida and one of the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in impeachment matters, dismissed the photograph released by House Democrats that shows her with indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.

"Clearly, Lev Parnas liked to take pictures with a lot of people," said Bondi unconcernedly. "He showed up at events pretty much everywhere where Republicans were."

Asked about Trump's relationship with Parnas, she added, "I don't know what that matters, what they're planning on doing with it. We're going to stick to the facts and stick to the law in this case."

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," a former prosecutor speculated that indicted Lev Parnas -- who has leveled a stunning amount of accusations against President Donald Trump and senior administration officials --- likely agreed to speak candidly with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow because he fears for his life and felt Attorney General Bill Barr couldn't be trusted.

Addressing the interview that drew record viewership for Maddow's evening show, former prosecutor and current MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said Parnas likely had good reason to worry about how his own case is going.

"I'm quite sure SDNY prosecutors have sat down and gotten all this information. some of the information we now know they must have gotten was what Lev Parnas told Rachel," Kirschner explained. "Bill Barr is in on the dirty Ukranian deal."

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On MSNBC Saturday, a panel of legal experts tore into former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's argument that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense, which anchor Joy Reid played for them in a clip.

"You cannot make any sense out of it. It is an absurd comment," said former federal prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, to laughter around the table. "It is the standard by which we have impeached in the past. If you listen to the witnesses at the House, three out of four said that is an impeachable offense. The articles against Richard Nixon included abuse of power. It is clearly what was intended by our framers. It's what the Federalist Papers say, and it's the thing that makes sense. Other high crimes and misdemeanors are exactly that. It isn't under the federal statutes that they were talking about. Bribery isn't under the federal statute because there was no federal bribery crime when the Constitution was passed. It was whatever people thought it was."

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