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Oh, Jesus!

| Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & True

Ha! It's so funny, it's almost biblical! (Although, we thought it was a bush that caught on fire or something like that…)

Jesus Christ caught on fire last night. More accurately, the famous King of Kings statue, the largest statue of Jesus in America, at the Solid Rock Church in Ohio caught on fire last night. The thing got struck by lightning and within seconds, POOF, nothing but dust and a metal frame.

Officials say that the 62-foot tall statue of Jesus was constructed out of styrofoam, wood and fiberglass resin. The Lord was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm around 11:15 p.m. Thankfully, no one else was injured, but there was no saving the statue. By the time fire crews arrived, the thing was already engulfed in flames.

Over two dozen townsfolk stopped along the highway to watch the thing burn and someone had the foresight to tape it and put it on YouTube!

Watch Jesus burn in the video from last night! (above)

As our narrator exclaims, "It's amazing!"

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202 comments to “Oh, Jesus!”

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  1. 1

    Burn Jesus Burn? You're a fucking asshole Perez

  2. 2

    I don't really understand what's so funny about this, but whatever.
    (Btw I'm not religious)

  3. 3

    WTF ?
    this is funny ?
    Jesus is burning , you think thats funny ?
    "burn baby burn" ?
    you seem to lack something called colture .
    Oh and why don't you post something about the child pornography charges you could be facing for posting that pic of Miley's private part ???

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  5. 5

    Perez, you should be ashamed of yourself. How could you make fun of something like this? Your comments are getting more and more distasteful and offensive.

  6. 6

    Ha! god has spoken.

  7. 7

    so you want tolerance but you cannot show tolerance. Practice what you preach you nob head.

  8. 8

    I really don't see how this is funny. I'm not religious either. You're so going to hell in a hand basket, you fat piece of shit.

  9. 9

    I am not terribly religious, but your gloating and mocking commentary is in very poor taste.

  10. 10

    You are a piece of shit, perez.
    I hope you "Burn baby burn"
    In hell.

  11. 11

    blasphemy perez, are you trying to loose viewers?

  12. 12

    "Jesus burn, baby burn". You're disgusting. Out of everything that you have posted, I think this is by far the worst. And I'm not really that religious.

  13. 13

    Can you be any more of a fat fugly asshole bastard? Burn Jesus burn?!?!?! How this site remains up is beyond me. You are nothing more than a fuck tool that does all this bashing and has yet to do a self image analysis. Grow up fucktard!!!

  14. 14

    I am already beyond sick of hearing about this. I don't find this funny at all. I live about 25 minutes away from that church. It's amazing how many immature people get a kick out of something like this. There was a ton of lightning last night, it's a tall statue, do the math. there's not too much to read into…. get a life!

  15. 15

    funny??? no mario, a statue of Jesus burning is not funny and you're going to hell for thinking it is (well, you were going to hell anyway……) however, if it was you burning, the world would be in hysterics………………

  16. 16

    I am absolutely appalled that you posted this. What goes through your mind? You are a disgrace by bashing religion (s). You wont come out and say you don't like religion (s) but by this post and all your laughing about this Jesus statue burned down is very sad and it just shows where you will end up someday….Your website has changed. All you do now is bash people, promote the gays, bash people, promote Lady Gaga, bash people, and bash people….

  17. 17

    Your going to burn someday Perez and who will be laughing then?

  18. 18

    Listen here you fat, ugly fuck….I bet if it were some homo you worship, you would have been crying like a bitch!

  19. 19

    Why or how is this funny? I'm a very liberal Christian and I find nothing funny about it.

  20. 20

    I have no idea why this is funny at all.
    BTW, why is the person that recorded this a simpleton? Because he's from Ohio and not California? You're an idiot.

  21. 21

    So people should show tolerance and love, but not in the case of Christians?

    This is ridiculous, Perez. I am not remotely religious, and I understand the resentment a lot of gays feel toward prejudiced fundamental churches, but seriously?

    Don't advocate tolerance if you're going to turn around and tell Jesus to burn.

    It really looks like a child wrote this.

  22. 22

    lolololol… obviously none of you live in Ohio! Trust me, us Ohioans all think its pretty freakin hysterical! (=

  23. 23

    You know? Your comments are getting moronic by the second. This is not funny and your total lack of respect for anything with a remotly or blatant religious motive is crASS!! For someone that is so highly offended when someone disturbs his gay agenda you surely have very little finess for others agenda. What a dick…. I think in the end, you are the one that is going to burn marica…

  24. 24

    Perez are you serious? "Burn, baby burn?" I guess it doesn't make a difference, being gay your going to hell anyways….

  25. 25

    I'm curious what's so funny?

  26. 26

    Its not even Jesus dumb asses

  27. 27

    I live about 20 mins from this statue…. well what is left of it. I hope it doesn't get rebuilt and they put the money into service around our city. Or give it to Haiti, or give it to LA. There are other places that could use the money. Jesus doesn't need to be in statue form he needs to be in our hearts and come out through our hands and actions.

  28. 28

    and you think that's funny? wtf is wrong with you?

  29. 29

    Perez i always knew you and Gaga were against Christ and this and her Alejandro video proved me right.. Keep adoring Lucifer or whatever you think is god (and i'm not against gays)

  30. 30

    OH btw it was famous as BIG BUTTER JESUS or TOUCHDOWN JESUS also….sooo you forgot that

    and again it's not jesus

  31. 31

    "simpleton"? Because they are from Ohio or because they know who Jesus is? Perez, I really don't get ANY of your comments on this story! You're coming off as intolerant and hypocritical. Lighten up, man!

  32. 32

    Used to like your site-have been a loyal visitor for about 3 years. I'm done now. This post is disgusting and I hope you post some sort of apology and repent, however I will not be coming back to see if you do.

  33. 33

    Wow Perez, I love you to death I am on this site probably 20 times a day..BUT I have to say I am very disappointed in your comments about this… BURN JESUS BURN? Not cool and saying its funny…Not cool

  34. 34

    The building materials used were incredibly awful, why wasn't the statue built out of stone or marble or something with a longer life? The bad combination wouldn't have allowed the statue to survive regardless.

  35. 35

    I'm not religious at all. This… I don't see the humor in it.

  36. 36

    I live in Ohio, and everyone I know finds it hilarious!!!! It has a ton of nicknames around Ohio, for those who have never seen it….Touchdown Jesus being a very common one….how can you not find humor in a HUGE Jesus statue, raising his arms like a ref?? I am sad it burned down, I loved passing it on the freeway, however I am lucky enough that I can find humor in it and not get all offended like most of you. :D

  37. 37

    Wow Perez, not only do you bash teenage girls and make fun of celebrities toddlers, but you also enjoy someone's property being burned down. Are you psychotic?

  38. 38

    There is nothing funny about this. How can you find humor in any piece of property burning down to the ground, especially people's religious figure? You are quite untolerant! Practice what you preach. Your quite hateful! "Burn baby burn" What is wrong with you?????

  39. 39

    Oh my gosh you guys are overreacting! That statue was so ridiculous! i live a half hour from it, its called "touchdown Jesus" It is funny that it burned down, the only thing sad about it is that I wont be able to laugh when I drive by it anymore. I am religious and I am not offended by him at all, lighten up!

  40. 40

    It isn't that the statue is Jesus that makes it funny, it is that the statue was absolutely ridiculous.

  41. 41

    This is just sad. You should be ashamed of yourself for this one. Seriously.

  42. 42

    Too bad it wasn't a bunch of gays that were burning

  43. 43

    So you want everyone to be tolerant for whatever the fuck you believe in but you cannot show any respect yourself? Just die already Mario!

  44. 44

    I'm from Dayton, and basically everyone in Ohio (hardcore Christians included) thought Big Butter Jesus was a fucking joke…because it was…That's probably why god himself decided to smite it with lightning. Just Sayin.

  45. 45

    Re: callaerxiicse – Umm yeahh maybe the Atheist ones.
    Religion is Religion no matter where you're from Ohio,New York,California it doesn't matter and it doesn't make this post right and "pretty freakin hysterical".
    And I'm not even Christian.
    Blasphemy is wrong and i respect all religions as should others.

  46. 46

    you're part of the illuminat! to uh! u ban the fucking word illuminat! u soin of a bitch now your endorsing lady gaga that illumina! bitch to!? she has shitty music and only preaches things about NWO

  47. 47

    Wow Perez, you are such a hypocrite. I know someone else who's gonna "burn"-you.

  48. 48

    my husband has asked me repeatedly to not log on to your site because you are such an asshole and logging on to your site supports you! Although I agreed that you are an asshole, your site is the only gossip site I can access at work, so I still do it. UNTIL TODAY. I wouldnt mind if you had posted this video and talked about what happened but your comments of 'Jesus burn, baby burn' have gone too far. I will find SOME other website to visit for my celebrity gossip. tick tock, asshole. Your 15 minutes of being lower than Z list are about up.

  49. 49


  50. 50

    Re: Talandria – "It's not even Jesus dumbasses" ..umm ok but Perez doesn't know that and he's still saying "Jesus burn baby burn".

  51. 51

    Fuck you perez you fucking asshole!!!!!!!!! What's so funny about making fun of other people's religions? Just b/c you aren't religious doesn't mean you have to criticize those that are!!!!!!!!

  52. 52


  53. 53

    Perez…why are you making fun of the person who recorded this? "Townsfolk", "simpleton"…this is located in a major metropolitan area. Maybe you've heard of it…CINCINNATI…ring a bell??? Very few of your audience actually lives in LA, so maybe you shouldn't criticize the rest of us.

  54. 54

    If it was a statue of Lady gaga then id be funny…

  55. 55

    you are the most insensitive asshole i've ever meet Mario. You really aren't intune with other's feelings are you? Or maybe you don't care.

  56. 56

    You have lost a loyal viewer Perez, I hope your site gets shut down!

  57. 57

    This is not funny sometimes you are dumb…but I do love your site

  58. 58

    shame on you perez for not showing respect! practice what you preach… tolerance. seeing something like this destroyed is not funny!

  59. 59

    I never have commented before, but I had to sign up for an id to say this: you are unbelievable. I am an agnostic/borderline atheist, but I have always believed in respecting other religions. Your insipid comments on this story are so incredibly disrespectful that it is almost unbelievable. Though religion may not mean anything to you, but there's a good chance it does to many of your readers. You need to put more thought into your posts. I'd say an apology is warranted, though I doubt you actually will.

  60. 60

    Im an Atheist and I find your attitude disturbing. Im beginning to think you are purposely trying to piss off your readers in some lame attempt at notoriety. Maybe you need to look at your hits these days. FATBOY

  61. 61

    Goodness perez what the hell is wrong with you? I sure hope somebody just hacked ur site and put that up because your going to get alot of hate for this. Watch jesus burn? Thats sick.

  62. 62

    For all of you gay/lesbian folks out there: the next time you wonder why the Christian community seems to have a negative image of you, please reference this post. Maybe you should stop complaining about religious groups and start turning the anger inward toward the people like Perez who make you all look like disrespectful bigots.

  63. 63

    What is WRONG with you? You steal someone's "product" off of YOUTUBE, post it to fill up YOUR blog, and then you "thank" the person by calling them a SIMPLETON? Who's the simpleton, here? That wasn't snippy, quippy or cool–that was simply the conduct of an asswipe, to call the video provider a simpleton. You should be ashamed, but shame takes a modicum of class.

  64. 64

    being from the area that touchdown jesus was located - it was obnoxious.

    maybe the church should have paid more attention to this:

    "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Exodus 20:4

  65. 65

    If you guys actually knew what this statue was you would not be offended by him. It was the most tacky ridiculous statue ever, I'm sure Jesus is very happy it is gone. google it, touchdown jeusus, you will laugh. People who lived there were pissed when it went up becuase it was so tacky. So stop freaking out. I am acutally quite religious and was more offended by the statue itself than perez.

  66. 66

    I live pretty close to this church and I don't understand why it's so hilarious about this I mean, its rude saying burn, baby burn s

  67. 67

    you are so sad and hypocritical.. i used to enjoy this site, but now i think it is officially disgusting.. you push your own agenda on all of your readers, and now that you have gone so far as openly hating Jesus (mostly because Gaga would approve and let you stand next to her in a picture sometime soon so you can immediately post it and act as though she is your best friend) i'm done.. i've always thought you were pathetic, but now i have solid proof.. nice work

  68. wow7 says – reply to this


    Even if you don't believe Jesus was the Messiah, all religions do appreciate Jesus' work.

    I just don't see why you had to post the comments you did about the statue burning.

    And even if you are from Ohio and think its a funny thing, you should still be offended by the comments he has made concerning "burn Jesus burn."

    And btw…TOUCHDOWN Jesus only can be known as the stadium at Notre Dame…duh.

  69. 69

    Re: callaerxiicse – I live in Ohio and you certainly do not speak for all of us.

  70. 70

    Perez… I cannot believe that you are making fun of this.. if that were mohammed would you be laughing, or the star or david, or a buddah! No of course not. You how now stepped over a line that I hope will be the beginning of the end of you. I was sent this by a friend because I stopped coming to your site a while back, but you have crossed a line that you need to retreat from really fast. You tell everyone else to be tolerant and to love yet you spew hate and gossip and cause more untolerance than anyone I know of. I hope you are never accepted and that you will be judged by others for your actions and treated like you treat others. I guess your mother never taught you the golden rule.

  71. 71

    I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner. It was an eyesore. Here in Ohio, we called it "Touchdown Jesus"….lol

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  74. 74

    The damn thing was 62 feet tall people?! How can you not make fun of it. I live about 10 minutes from this and trust me everyone around makes fun of it. Just ironic really….maybe it shouldnt have been made from wood and foam. Im glad its gone

  75. 75

    What's with all the haters? If you don't like his website, don't read it…and furthermore, don't post on it. You're going to go to all the trouble to create a profile just to comment on a website you so abhor? Get over yourselves, people. We need positive people, not trolls.

    And to all of those peeps who claim "I'm not religious", if you're really not religious, then why is this offensive? I'm not religious and I find it outrageously funny. Where was Yahweh to protect his son (who is also actually him)…or at least his son's likeness?

  76. 76

    ok i live right by this and I am very religious. if these readers think Perez is being blasphemous, then what about the people who made fun of it everyday and gave it all these crazy nicknames and even made videos making fun of it? and it's just a statue. If all of you people knew the real story behind he church and his statue, then maybe you'd think differently about it being destroyed. I think the church should not be spending so much on this stupid statue and give it to charity. I do find it funny that this burned down! I guess it was just God's way of saying he didn't like it!

  77. 77

    How is this funny? A statue that someone built to celebrate their beliefs was set on fire. Whether you believe in Jesus, or not, is beside the point. Arson is not funny douchebag. Way to spread the hate! Ass.

  78. 78

    Okay, really… it's a statue that was made out of wood and styrofoam with two huge metal rods through it.. it was bound to happen! Try and see the humor, Perez does!

  79. 79

    I cannot believe what a hypocrite you are. I am so tired of this f-ing site. The only reason I even checked it today was because I heard you wrote something about this on your page. I used to be a loyal reader too but I barely log on to read anything you write anymore and every time I see you on tv or hear you on the radio I change the station. You have become a disgusting person and I know you are probably so excited to hear all these negative comments on your site because you think it will fuel your popularity but I'm pretty sure you peaked over a year ago and you're on your way out. People are getting so burnt out on your BS. I understand you wanting to be rich and famous or whatever it is you're looking to be but why not do something GOOD for others instead of constantly breaking down normal people, celebrities, religion, etc? You’ve taken the easy road…benefiting from the lives of people that you will never live up to and Printing false, degrading, self-serving propaganda. You're toxic and it’s only a matter of time before you're a has-been. In fact, I'm pretty sure that phase has already begun.

  80. 80

    I'm not even religious and I don't think that is funny…something is wrong with you Perez!

  81. 81

    Re: DStar123 – AGREED!! Haha, let people get all whiney and ridiculous. We know its silly!

  82. 82

    Go to Hell Perez, oh wait you already are.

    Maybe if people like you weren't usually such insufferable dickheads, you'd get a little more respect in the world. However, you can't scream intolerance til the cows come home and then act like this. Seriously, you're the lowest piece of scum on the earth. My opinion of you has slowly been becoming less and less over the past few months but this just takes the cake. I sincerely hope you get what's coming to you.

  83. 83

    personally I'm an atheist but mocking a religion like that is disgraceful! how can you say you want tolerance but then bash the largest religion (that by the way make up nearly a third of the population of the planet). It's like you don't want people to support your cause! your posts are become less witty and more offensive by the minute, you're usually late with your gossip and you seem to have some serious chips on your shoulder with people who have no idea who you are because you know you have no talent whatsoever, so why don't you stop being a sexist discriminating excuse of a man and try to be a positive representative for America, homosexuals, men and human kind because quite frankly people like you make me lose faith in the world.

  84. 84

    okay so i'm from ohio, and i'm not offended that you laughed at this, because most of us are laughing about this because of all the jokes about this statue, "touchdown jesus" "butter jesus", whatever, what i'm offended about is the townfolk comment and "simpleton" it's fucking ohio not the old country! this is the first time i've logged onto this site since the whole john mayer bullshit hoping you would've grown some balls and changed, but i was wrong and i won't be back.

  85. 85

    Perez is Jewish AND gay, so maybe that's why he hates Jesus (who, incidentally, forgave and hung out with whores).

  86. 86

    Re: Super Jew – Amen.

  87. 87

    Perez, when someone drenches you in petrol and sets you on fire, I'll shread a tear. LOL jk, I'll be in fucking hysterics, and I hope you get karma.

  88. 88

    Re: blahblah12 – lol did you mean "culture"? dumbass

  89. 89

    I personally think this is freakin hilarious. THE LAST thing jesus wanted was a big ass statue of himself… its like God himself said "don't waste money on stupid shit!". Church is a waste of time and money, if everyone stayed home on sunday and donated to charity and meditated and prayed they would have much better mental health.

  90. 90

    Re: callaerxiicse
    um excuse me but I do live in Ohio and I do not find this hysterical at all.

  91. 91

    Re: AnnaBanana82 – Well that was almost as stupid as Perez's comment. You say "we need positive people, not trolls" then you make a comment about it's funny watching Jesus burn (or likeness) and that where is Yahweh to save his son now?

    I can't believe how fucking stupid you sound. You should feel embarrassed that you made a comment like that. lol wow… how embarrassing for you to try and make a point, but instead make yourself look like a total fool. HAHAH! fuck…

  92. 92

    This is funny and enjoyable to you, burn baby burn? Your comments are so hateful towards christians. You are a jerk! Talk about intolerance!

  93. 93

    All you religious NUTS out there… The statue was struck by lightening. An act of God, no? Stop crying about it. He wanted it to burn, baby, burn. You hypocrites just pick and choose when God does something…you read into it when you want.

  94. 94

    This site is a fucking joke. Perez must want all this hate… I don't know why, I guess he thinks it works for him…. Is he the devil?>? serious.. serious… I am done here.. good bye to all you. Tho$e who remain to feed thi$ $ick pig of a man $$ deserves a fate similar to this post…. He even insults the person making the video… WTF has happened to Mario? He can't handle the fame? Maybe the hate has got to him? Karma? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO the Perez we all used to love? Good-bye Perezhilton.com your time has ended.

  95. 95

    Re: GigiNewYork – AGREED !

  96. buck says – reply to this


    Hilton slipped out the "burn Jesus burn" line as well as the "simpleton" line, proving just how juvenille he really is.

    burn Hilton burn, your simpleton

  97. 97

    LOL.. Perez edited his orginal post and removed his heart felt remarks… Why post the shit if you edit it after people read how hatefull you really are?, coward.

  98. 98

    if all of you are so damn sensitive, don't come on fucking perez hilton.

  99. Cass says – reply to this


    It's funny because a graven image of Jesus, erected by a megachurch, was struck down by lightning. You know, an act of God? It's like a message from above that supposed Christians shouldn't be wasting over $500k building massive fugly statues, and instead should be using that $$$ for actual Christ-like acts. How many needy children could be fed with half a millions dollars?

  100. 100

    Wow, you make me sick. We'll see how amazing it is, when you're the one burning…in hell…

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