I don’t know how the hell this slipped under the radar for nearly a week.
The NY Times reports,
On Independence Day, Lady Liberty was born again.
As the congregation of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church looked on and its pastor, Apostle Alton R. Williams, presided, a brown shroud much like a burqa was pulled away to reveal a giant statue of the Lady, but with the Ten Commandments under one arm and “Jehovah” inscribed on her crown.
And in place of a torch, she held aloft a large gold cross, as if to ward off the pawnshops, the car dealerships and the discount furniture outlets at the busy corner of Kirby Parkway and Winchester that is her home. A single tear graced her cheek.
It was not clear if she was crying because of her new home, her new identity as a symbol of religion or, as the pastor said, America’s increasing godlessness.
Related NJDC blog: “Where Do Jews, Others Fit Into a Christian Nation?”; culturekitchen: An American Pogrom in Delaware”; Americans United: “Is America A ‘Christian Nation’?”; The Occident in 1850: “America Is Not A Christian State”.