The Baptist Church decided to get rid of the “too Catholic” statue of Christ
About this the author of the sculpture was announced by the pastor of the Church.
American sculptor Delbert Baker Jr. was surprised and saddened when I got the letter from Jeff Wright, pastor of the Baptist Church in Lexington, South Carolina.
— Megaph0ne New (@megaph0ne_new) May 31, 2018
In the letter, the priest reported that they decided to remove a two-meter statue of Jesus Christ with outstretched hands that Wright did many years ago for their Church.
In the end, a meeting was held at which the congregation voted to remove the statue.
It is noteworthy that the sculpture, and the accompanying bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Christ, more than ten years adorned the front of the Church, but still did not bother anyone.
Published by Rhonda Davis on may 25, 2018,At boot time the error occurred.
Pastor Jeff Wright warned the artist that if he wants to keep his job, he needs to dismantle them within four days. Otherwise, the sculptures will be destroyed.
The State newspaper cites a letter sent by leaders of the Red Bank Baptist Church in South Carolina to Bert Baker Jr., a former member of the congregation who hand-carved the 7-foot (2-meter) statue and accompanying reliefs showing scenes from the… https://t.co/qsavOS4LHr
— Morning News (@VoiceOfPeeDee) May 30, 2018
Sculptor Delbert Baker, Jr. in response to the letter, which his friend has published on the social network, said he was highly saddened by this fact and do not understand the reasons why his statue is not pleased with the Baptists now.