At Illinois park, Jesus' face gets bashed in

July 8, 2019 By Phil Luciano Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star

PEORIA, Ill. — Still under construction, Serenity Memorial Park is dedicated to Peorians who have lost a loved one to violence.But last week, the centerpiece of the South Peoria park — an imported statue of Jesus Christ — was the victim of violence: the hands were busted off and the face was bashed in. The $15,000 statue — which includes a plaque bearing the scripture, "Love one another as I have loved you" — might be irreparable. [...]

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