Christians Upset Over Scarecrow

From Total Essex:

A GIANT scarecrow mounted on a 20 foot cross has been agitating more than just birds in Billericay.

The gigantic stuffed figure, complete with a miniature counterpart, has been erected in a Jesus-like pose at the junction of Barleylands Road and Southend Road – and many of the area’s Christians are not happy.

Assembled in the first week of Lent, the massive scarecrow, seemingly mounted on a huge cross, has been a source of controversy for the faithful in and around Billericay.

One furious woman called the Gazette to express her displeasure over the huge bird-scarer.

The mother from Billericay, who refused to give her name, said: “I think it’s incredibly distasteful and it is making fun of Jesus.

“I drove past the scarecrow with my daughter and she said, ‘Look, Mummy, there’s a man on a cross’ – I don’t think she should see that. It’s an unmistakable crucifix and it’s making a mockery out of my religion.”

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