What Cops Ordered Organizers of a Crucifixion Display to do Has Some Angry: ‘It’s Ridiculous’

What Cops Ordered Organizers of a Crucifixion Display to do Has Some Angry: ‘It’s Ridiculous’

A crucifixion display drew controversy in southwest Florida Friday, with deputies ultimately responding to the scene and putting an end to the graphic presentation.

Image source: Screen grab via WFTX-TV

The display, which depicted a bloody Jesus with fake wounds tied to a cross, was erected on the side of a road in Lehigh Acres.

Image source: Screen grab via W)

Image source: Screen grab via WFTX-TV

According to WFTX-TV, traffic came to a crawl as drivers slowed to catch a glimpse and take pictures. Some didn’t think the display was appropriate for the public, considering it’s bloody nature.

Police eventually arrived after receiving complains and told organizers to move their display somewhere else.

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Image source: Screen grab via WFTX-TV

Organizers told WFTX-TV that officers said people were complaining about “near accidents” and didn’t like they were on “public property.”

A spokesman for the Lee County Sheriff’s office said that the display was creating a public safety hazard because of the traffic issues.

Organizers said police echoed that sentiment to them, saying that “there were a lot of close calls with accidents and traffic backups.”

Nevertheless, some were upset that organizers were forced to take down their display.

“It’s ridiculous that they’re making you take him down,” one woman told the organizers.

“I really think we need to recognize and be reminded of what Jesus did for us,” said another.

“I really think we need to recognize and be reminded of what Jesus did for us.”

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That woman said she couldn’t understand why the bloody display was “inappropriate.”

“Jesus is appropriate for everywhere,” she told WFTX-TV.

“Kids need to see how he was born and hung from the cross for us,” another woman said.

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