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.”
“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.
“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.
(h/t: Christian Nightmares)
‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020
President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.
In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.
WATCH: Financial reporter blows the lid off Trump’s decades-long scam to lie about his wealth
Bombshell reports from the New York Times have found that President Donald Trump has lied about his wealth for decades now -- even during times when he was burning through cash and had trouble finding a bank willing to lend him money.
Financial reporter Jonathan Greenberg went on CNN Monday to expose just how Trump has kept the true status of his wealth a secret from the general public for decades.
Trump showed why his aides hate him when he berated his chief staffer in TV interview: Morning Joe panel
President Donald Trump berated his chief of staff in a moment captured by ABC News -- and panelists on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" agreed the outburst was deeply revealing.
The president interrupted an interview to order White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing while Trump answered a question about turning over his financial records.
"That was on purpose," said MSNBC analyst Mike Barnicle. "He coughed on purpose. He didn't want him to continue going down that (topic on) financial (records)."
White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, of the Associated Press, said the president's tirade wasn't unusual.