“A man dressed as Jesus was kicked out of a St. Louis area church Sunday reports Teresa Woodard for KTVI in Missouri. “Police were even called to get in the middle of the spiritual showdown. "We're called to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ, ambassadors should represent, and that's what I do. I try to represent my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," said Neal Thompson.
Thompson takes Christ’s command literally "He said 'Take up your cross, your breastplate, and your staff and follow in Jesus Christ's footsteps and wear a white robe to show your sincerity,'" he said. "That's my job, to spread the word."
Usually, he is welcomed after being questioned, but at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres, MO, he was stopped and had the police summonsed.
The police did not even ticket him. They advised Thompson to make an appointment with the pastor in the future.
"Oh I forgive them, I forgive them," said Thompson, who said it, was only the second time he had been kicked out of a church in 22 years.