St. Paul home's statue of Jesus must go, council decides

There are 20 comments on the Apr 6, 2011, TwinCities.com story titled St. Paul home's statue of Jesus must go, council decides. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It looks like Jesus will have to come down from the West Side river bluff overlooking downtown St.

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Honest

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 6, 2011
The St Paul City Council has some total idiots.

Boot out Thune.

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Fightback2011

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 6, 2011
2012 is the year to throw them out and replace them with fresh faces. The way in which Thune and Lantry conduct themselves reflects poorly on the city of Saint Paul and the constituents they serve.

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aaron rogers

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 6, 2011
I agree with previous post but commies is a better description , idiots too they worry about such a beautiful statue and they won t even allow a stop sign on my block to prevent people going 90 miles an hour and accidentally hit a kid ..... Pham should have contributed more to these idiots campaigns .... public servants yeah right
diceast

Kansas City, MO

#4 Apr 7, 2011
Fightback2011 wrote:
2012 is the year to throw them out and replace them with fresh faces. The way in which Thune and Lantry conduct themselves reflects poorly on the city of Saint Paul and the constituents they serve.
none of them are worth it.
Parnelli Jones

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Apr 7, 2011
The only ones on that Council who ever show any type of intelligence and non partisanship are Harris and Bostrom.

Thune the buffoon, and his gang of sheep are a total joke, but then they seem to be what the progressive socialists want for the City of St. Paul.
EJM

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 7, 2011
I feel sorry for Pham, but I wonder why he didn't think it might cause a problem before he put the statue in place. The religious climate in St. Paul has changed. Even the St. Paul Public Schools don't mention Christmas or Eater. Their recesses are called Winter and Spring Break.
Beam me up Scotty

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 7, 2011
"This isn't a popularity contest" said council president Kathy Lantry, noting that she, the council and Pham were all bound by law. "It doesn't matter who signed a petition or not."
REALLY? By that logic any law ever passed in St.
Paul could never be reversed or changed; whatever
zoning laws are in effect today are set in stone.
Does anyone believe that? Seriously, how many
zoning variations/exceptions have they made over
the years?

Is this a case of not wanting to set precedent on
the river so they don't get inundated with these
kinds of requests, or is it just the fact that it
is Jesus? I may not be a mind reader, but I am a
student of history and Thune, Lantry, et al, make
my assumption an easy one.

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Marge

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Apr 7, 2011
Since when did this city council ever care about what the law says?

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Truth Missile

Maple Grove, MN

#10 Apr 7, 2011
I always thought idol worship was not condoned in Christianity. Isn't a statue or replication of christ an abomination? Lots of loose rules in religion make for a ton of confusion.........

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Since: Dec 10

El Segundo, CA

#11 Apr 7, 2011
I wonder if the neighbors shed that is close to the bluff has to come down as well. How about it Councilman Thune?
Jesus cannot fly

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 7, 2011
The statue isn't 7 feet, it is 17 feet. It stands on a 10 foot tall platform. As it sits, if the statue were to topple it would drop off the bluff.
Last I checked, Jesus couldn't fly so I am guessing the real issue here is protecting any one or development under the bluff from falling Jesus for the next 1000 years...

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tob4ever

Plainfield, IN

#13 Apr 7, 2011
Truth Missile wrote:
I always thought idol worship was not condoned in Christianity. Isn't a statue or replication of christ an abomination? Lots of loose rules in religion make for a ton of confusion.........
Perhaps you're confusing Catholicism with Islam. The Church has a rich and long tradition of religious artwork. Islam has a recent history of killing people over it.

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Class of 79

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 7, 2011
WOW!

Lantry being a Catholic and having attended a Catholic high school with her, I never thought she would do this.

Kathy you really need to go. You have been on the council for to many years. We need new faces on the city council.
Elastico

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 7, 2011
Truth Missile wrote:
I always thought idol worship was not condoned in Christianity. Isn't a statue or replication of christ an abomination? Lots of loose rules in religion make for a ton of confusion.........
Ignorance makes things seem confusing.
royale

Roseau, MN

#16 Apr 7, 2011
This is totaly disgusting that he has to remove the statue. I would like to know if it was there before the law was passed. than it should be grandfathered in.
Rice St

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Apr 7, 2011
This is no surprise. Mayor Coleman was endorsed by a Atheist group and even when out of his way to sign a Proclamation of his support to crush the idea of a superior power other then Government!

This is what the Progressive (Socialist) movement is all about.

If this was a Muslim statue, we all know this would not even be an issue for the Council.
EastSide_Thomas

Columbus, IN

#18 Apr 7, 2011
Truth Missile wrote:
<quoted text>I always thought idol worship was not condoned in Christianity. Isn't a statue or replication of christ an abomination? Lots of loose rules in religion make for a ton of confusion.........
Christians do not worship idols, statues, paintings, photographs are representations of important personas or events in the history of the Church. You need to do some research on the definition of "idol worships" to better understand the relationship between Christianity and icons.

A ton of confusion must make your head ache.
EastSide_Thomas

Columbus, IN

#19 Apr 7, 2011
Jesus cannot fly wrote:
The statue isn't 7 feet, it is 17 feet. It stands on a 10 foot tall platform. As it sits, if the statue were to topple it would drop off the bluff.
Last I checked, Jesus couldn't fly so I am guessing the real issue here is protecting any one or development under the bluff from falling Jesus for the next 1000 years...
So attach a couple of steel rope cables to it and call it over. If our so called "leaders' of city governments are that concerned about the laws of physics and their effect on structures or, in this case, a statue too near a cliff, they must really have their underwear twisted up their hiders about that 53-meter cantilevered “Endless Bridge” extending out over the river road in Minneapolis.

Oh yeah, that's right, never mind that structure. It's part of a "theater"… the liberal equivalent to a church.

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Annie

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 7, 2011
It may be ridiculous, but if you make an exception for one person you have to make exceptions for everyone.
Bobster

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Apr 7, 2011
This is one more reason why people move to the 'burbs.

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