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.”

  • McGee

    See? Religious doofuses aren’t native to the U.S.!

  • KingTaco

    Had she never seen another scarecrow before?

  • Dale

    “If they only had a brain.”

  • Ninabi

    “I bless this garden in the name of Jesus Christ, (str)aw-men.”

  • PeterW

    Complain all they want, but crow attacks in Billericay have pretty much dropped to zero.

  • Mike K

    Jesus, what a scarecrow.

  • Jennifer

    I don’t think it’s the scarecrow that’s making a ‘mockery of her religion’

  • Andrew

    Update: Someone has set the scarecrow on fire and there is nothing but the cross left. Not even satisfied with their initial burning of the cross they came back and set it alight a second time.