Minnesota Church replaces Jesus portrait with Star Wars Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Obi-Wan Kenobi looks like Jesus

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When someone visits their local church, it’s common to see Jesus’s image printed onto programs and holy books. However, it seems when one church in Minnesota was putting together their own program for this past Sunday’s processional, they included the image of a famous Star Wars character instead of the Son of God.

Members of the congregation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Minnesota quickly realized the mistake shortly after looking at the program as the image was printed right on the front of its cover. The design featured a collection of images of Jesus Christ arranged together. However, one image included in the collection was not of Jesus Chris at all but instead of the famous Star Wars Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (portrayed by Ewan McGregor in the “Star Wars” prequels.)

Obi-Wan Kenobi on a church program
Source: Instagram user itsalwright101

If you’ve never seen the “Star Wars” films before, it’s easy to see why one might mistake the intergalactic character for the Son of God. However, according to Instagram user itsalwright101, it seems what members of the church thought was a mistake was actually done on purpose.

“I have seen a lot out there where people think this is fake or was an accident from googling Jesus pics not knowing it was Obi-Wan. I was fully aware of what I was doing,” wrote Instagram user itsalwright101, who claimed to be the one responsible for designing the program.

This isn’t the first time Obi-Wan was used in place of Jesus. Just last year a Utah man pranked his parents by giving them a portrait of the beloved Jedi in the same pose for Christmas.

Obi-Wan Kenobi in place of Jesus
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In an interview about the prank, the man revealed that his parents were active members of the church but didn’t know much about Star Wars. He said he had grown up with an image of Jesus that looked similar to the Obi-Wan portrait and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to prank his parents.

What do you think of the Church’s decision to substitute Jesus with Obi-Wan Kenobi (portrayed by Ewan McGregor) in their bulletin? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Fox 13 Now, INSIDER

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