South Carolina pastor says artist can remove the two-metre statue if he wants

A Baptist church in South Carolina plans to remove a hand-carved statue of Jesus Christ because some congregants believe it’s too “Catholic” for their place of worship.

The hand-carved, two-metre (7ft) statue and accompanying reliefs depicting scenes from Christ’s life have been displayed outside Red Bank Baptist church in Lexington for a decade. But in a letter to the artist, Pastor Jeff Wright said the art would be removed this week.

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