News by email Donate

Suggestions

Broken-Jesus-main_article_image.png
YouTube
World News

Drunk man kisses Jesus and breaks him

by Hannah Tooley

The Williamsburg church had its first statue stolen in 2012, its second in May and the third has now been broken.

On Sunday evening, a drunken man high-fived the statue of Jesus and tried to kiss it, removing it from the base.

Speaking to The New York Post, Fr Anthony Hernandez said: "It's too much of a temptation."

The administrator of the Saints Peter and Paul Church in Brooklyn said that he was "a little frustrated."

He added: "But I'm happy to see it doesn't seem to be a bias or hate crime.

"It just seems they were intoxicated."

The three-foot white statue was high-fived and kissed around 4:30am on Sunday, according to CCTV.

As the man pulls the statue towards him it snaps off the base and the group head off once they realise it has broken.

Fr Hernandez went on: "There's a number of clubs and bars down the road, so when they empty out, they pass by, and [the statue] is accessible. You can reach it from the sidewalk.

"I think I'm probably going to replace it, it's too much of a target.

"I was thinking of putting a large crucifix."

He joked: "It's the Year of Mercy but we'll put the next one out of reach."

A Monthly Gift Of $11 Makes A World Of Difference

In a world of fake news there’s never been a greater need for quality Christian journalism. Premier’s mission is to provide the Church with the most up to date and relevant news, told from a Christian perspective. But we can’t do it without you.

Unlike many websites we haven't put up a paywall — we want to keep our journalism free at the point of need and as open as we can. Premier’s news output takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. No one in the USA is sharing news like we are across radio, magazines and online so please help us to continue that today.

For a monthly gift of $11 or more we’d also be able to send you a free copy of the brand new Premier Bible, a wonderful Anglicised version of the NLT packed with exclusive bonus content, reading plan and resources to help you get the most out of scripture.

Your monthly support will make a world of difference. Thank you.

Support Us
Continue the conversation on our Facebook page

Sign up to our newsletter to stay informed with news from a Christian perspective.

News by email

Connect

Donate

Donate