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DAVIDSON, NC (WGHP) – An artist in Canada has made a sculpture of Jesus that is quite unexpected for many people. The figure of a man huddled under a blanket, sleeping on a park bench with only his feet sticking out has brought prayers, and calls to 911.

The artwork has been placed outside St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in an affluent neighborhood. It is a memorial for a parishioner who loved public art.

While some people sit down and pray with the statue, others have been offended. Once person even called the police.

The artist hopes to have more castings placed outside churches in Washington, DC and Chicago.

Read more here: ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue causes controversy in NC town