$10,000 Jesus statue in La Marque vandalized

$10,000 Jesus statue in La Marque vandalized
Monday, December 20, 2010 - 9:43am

LA MARQUE, Texas (AP) - A $10,000 statue of Jesus at the only
Roman Catholic Church in La Marque (mark) has been vandalized with
slogans including "Who dis?"

Police are searching for those responsible for the damage
discovered Sunday on the statue at the entrance to Queen of Peace
Roman Catholic Church.

The Galveston County Daily-News reported Monday that
parishioners discovered the markings of what appear to be two
cross-like drawings and a message stating the statue was not Jesus.
Some markings are on the forehead of the statue bought by church
members about a year ago.

Parishoner Alex Mendez says church members will clean the

La Marque is 30 miles southeast of Houston.
Information from: The Galveston County Daily News,

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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