Tattooed Jesus billboard sparks controversy - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Tattooed Jesus billboard sparks controversy

Posted: Updated:
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • Pair Of Elephants Enjoy Some Classical Violin

    Pair Of Elephants Enjoy Some Classical Violin

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:31:25 GMT
    Elephants love peanuts, and apparently they are "huge" fans of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
    Elephants love peanuts, and apparently they are "huge" fans of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Human skull donated to Goodwill store

    Human skull donated to Goodwill store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:22:33 GMT
    Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
    Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
  • Flight returns, 2 women facing charges

    Flight returns, 2 women facing charges

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:18:43 GMT
    Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.
    Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.
WEST LUBBOCK, TX -

A new billboard advertisement is stirring up some controversy in Texas.

The image in question depicts Jesus Christ with multiple tattoos and has the words JesusTattoo.org beneath him.  

The web site directs you to a video of Jesus as a tattoo artist, who removes negative tattoos from people's bodies and replaces them with inspiring messages.

Local residents have mixed opinions on the billboard:

"I don't like the picture. I think it's very derogatory."

"I'm thinking more like it's something that's blasphemous, negative."

"But you know, it's a testament of our sin and nobody's perfect."

"I just think that if you want to express how you feel about God or anything, you can put that on your body."

Dr. David Wilson, Pastor of South Crest Baptist Church says, "I think the video on that web site is amazing.  They're trying to target people who've probably never stepped foot in a church.  I look at it as another tool to be used to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

It remains unclear what organization actually paid to sponsor the billboard.

Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZvR3o99yL0#t=159

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices