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Kansas Church Wants Its Baby Jesus Statues Back
Thieves took two baby Jesus figures from nativity scenes at the United Methodist Church in Quinter, along with a hand-painted portrait of Jesus.
Reporter: Associated Press
Email Address: news@kake.com
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Friday, January 14, 2011

A church in northwest Kansas says it wants its baby Jesus statues returned, no questions asked.

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Thieves took two baby Jesus figures from nativity scenes at the United Methodist Church in Quinter, along with a hand-painted portrait of Jesus.

Gove County Sheriff Allen Weber says the portrait, which hung in the church since the 1960s, was recently left in a car and returned to the church.

Neither of the missing statues has much monetary value. But they have sentimental value, particularly one made of wood that was hand-cut and hand-painted by church members. The other missing Jesus was taken from a ceramic Nativity scene inside the church.

Weber told The Hays Daily News that church leaders simply want the thieves to leave the items in a conspicuous place so they can be returned.

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Posted by: KS on Jan 15, 2011 at 01:19 PM
Why is the nativity scene still up? It's January - Chirstmas is over! That being said, I hope they get their items returned!
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Posted by: Anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Who cares!!
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Posted by: me on Jan 14, 2011 at 05:14 PM

don't you go to church to find Jesus? well i guess someone did.
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Posted by: Citizen on Jan 14, 2011 at 05:07 PM

They need the real Jesus!
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Posted by: Mary Location: Kansas on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:45 PM

Someone needs Jesus!
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Posted by: anon Location: Wichita on Jan 14, 2011 at 03:50 PM

In other news, thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise from Wichita-area stores today - biting into our economy. Business as usual. Why does a church get extra attention?
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