He should have gotten rid of all of Ohio while he was at it.
I used to live in the next major city north of Cincinnati, and would pass this statue every time I drove between there and Lexington KY. Before that though, I had heard about this statue, and that it was kind of ?tacky? My personal religious affiliations aside, I remember first seeing this thing and being like "WTF???, instead of looking serious and inspiring or whatnot, this thing looks like a super cheap cheesy knockoff slash, 'hey it IS all about football' kinda thing". Like seriously, if they wanted to make some serious/inspiring religious imagery, I don't think they could have failed worse if they tried.
I think I intentionally saw it like twice, then I unintentionally saw it a bunch of times [why was I always passing a car then and saw the statue while turning my head to visually verify that the lane was open to move into???], and then I made a point to glance down to avoid seeing this statue plus not lane change so that I wouldn't accidentally see it.
I didnt watch the clip here, but I saw one of my friends facebook page [he's form Ohio and we went to college together in the town above where this statue was], and the craziest part to me was the tripped out lady who was all like "see, with this statue gone now, God has abandoned us!!! We must reflect and pray for redemption so that god may return to us someday."
Man, I am SOOOO glad not to be living in Ohio anymore...
The city of Cincinnati itself is a ghetto shithole, ahem, I meant a progressive model of hope and change for the rest of the civilized world.
The megachurch itself though is between Dayton and Cincinnati. Like southern Illinois, the white parts of southern Ohio are culturally more like the South than the North, filled with wild, enthusiastic Scotch-Irish types.