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Published:November 6th, 2010 12:02 EST

St. Paul Lutheran Church Kicks Jesus Christ To The Curb

By Robert Paul Reyes


"A Missouri man who wears a Jesus costume to a different church every week said he was asked to leave a service Sunday by police.

Neal Thompson, who said he visits a different church every Sunday in his Jesus costume to spread the message of his Christian faith, said members of St. Paul`s Lutheran Church in Des Peres refused to allow him to enter, KTVI-TV, St. Louis, reported Thursday.


Thompson left the church peacefully when asked. A report was not filed.

`I forgive them,` Thompson said of the church." UPI

Thompson may be an eccentric, but in his own way he is following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Thompson makes quite an impression in his snow-white robe, huge cross hung around his neck, and walking staff. But Thompson has a meek and humble spirit, and he`s obviously not a threat to any church.

The Jesus impersonator has been visiting churches for years, and this is the first time he has been asked to leave.

A deacon of St. Paul`s Lutheran Church asked him if he was a Christian. Duh! A dude dressed like the Biblical Jesus, ain`t gonna be a Buddhist or a Muslim.

It`s a sad day when a harmless old man is asked to leave a house of worship, because he`s a little bit different than everybody else.

WWJD? I`m sure the Jesus of the Bible would have welcomed Thompson with an open heart and open arms.

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