Big Butter Jesus

Big Butter JesusThis morning I enjoyed the comedy of Bob and Tom on 102.9, the Buzz, as I made my short jaunt to Panera. I turned on the radio right in the middle of one of the famous Heywood Banks‘ songs called “Big Butter Jesus”. The song, not for the easily offended, is in reference to the sixty-two foot risen Jesus on the side of I-75 in Monroe, Ohio at Solid Rock Church.

This ginormous sculpture is alternately called “Touch Down Jesus”. There are even doctored images out in cyber space of this stone Messiah adorned in a referee jersey…hey, I told you it wasn’t for the easily offended. Some say that the infamous Christ of the Ozarks is actually taller than the statue in Ohio, but that info differs from source to source.Christ of the Ozarks

There is but one choice to make when you hear songs like “Big Butter Jesus” by Heywood Banks (if anyone has that .mp3, please share!). You can either get pissed off and set out on a holy crusade to right the perceived wrong OR get a good laugh, roll with it, and get over it. I, personally, thought the song was kind of funny and I didn’t take personal offense since the Christ that lives within us is not a statue. On that note, he doesn’t need a statue to represent himself in this world. No, it is people that he indwells and hence, through which he reveals his perfect love to the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Haven’t found an mp3, but someone posted the lyrics

    Big Butter Jesus by Heywood Banks

    In southern Ohio, just north of Cincinnati
    I beheld a vision, next to the expressway.
    Was a 60 foot jesus, with his hands in the air
    looks like he’s carved out of butter,
    just like at the state fair.

    Big butter Jesus
    Sweet cream Jesus
    Oh country fresh Jesus
    Unsalted Jesus
    Oh Promise Jesus
    Imperial Jesus
    Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
    Oleo Lord.

    Well you see him from the chest up
    like he’s about to do a back flip,
    like he scored a touchdown
    or maybe melting or about to drown.
    Well I’ve been to the state fair
    seen a cow made out of corn cobs
    Garth Brooks made of string cheese
    and the virgin out of olives.

    Big butter Jesus
    Sweet cream Jesus
    Oh country fresh Jesus
    Unsalted Jesus
    Oh Promise Jesus
    Imperial Jesus
    Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
    Oleo Lord.

    Shipped in pieces on a flatbed
    staring backwards was his big head
    Driver stuck in traffic backups
    desperately avoiding eye contact
    Well don’t make no graven images.
    That’s one of the 10 commandments
    I hope the grading curve is kindly
    You get to heaven with a 90

    Big butter Jesus
    Sweet cream Jesus
    Oh country fresh Jesus
    Unsalted Jesus
    Oh Promise Jesus
    Imperial Jesus
    Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
    Oleo Lord.

    Can’t believe it’s not Jesus,
    Oh spread the word.

  • Anonymous

    possible mp3, email me at smd24_24@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous

    Go to http://www.youtube.com and type in Big Butter Jesus. Not only is there a song, there is now a video. It is very funny, and again, not for the easily offended.

  • Molly

    Maybe the statue was built to encourage talk about Jesus – seems to be working!