Would combining Jesus Christ and used car sales be considered an unholy alliance? Apparently not at "Freedom Autos" on Federal Blvd. Jesus Christ's bigger billing on the street sign (pictured right) and his promise to set you free, almost makes the freedom offered by used-car ownership seem evil. It is easy to come to that conclusion after gazing at the selection of used vehicles set amid more signs that promise free food for Jesus. Look below for more evidence.
When the photo above was taken back on May 19, 2010. At that time, the lack of used-car selection at Freedom Autos was clearly offset by the availability of numerous trailers, a boat, a scooter and even a gyros wagon! The sales office sports a banner that reminds "Todo es Mejor Con Cristo."
Several "Free Food For Jesus" signs seen to the left, surround an older home on the business property. Each of the signs is imprinted with the same phone number as featured on the Freedom Autos, as well as the web address of www.rappingforjesus.com. These are the same contacts for the Revival Center of the Rockies, an evangelical church run by Ray Cordova. A return visit suggests that Ray's fire-and-brimstone sermonizing can sell anything from cars and Christ to firecrackers...
The picture above was taken on June 16, 2010, one month later than the previous photo. It appears here that Freedom Autos has sold off its stock of vehicles and is in the middle of preparations to enter into the lucrative fireworks business.
The oddest addition to the compound is the pastel-colored concrete statue of Diana, who has mysteriously sidled up to the mailbox at the far left of the photo. Although it wasn't apparent at the moment the picture was taken, a later visit would feature the pagan goddess of the hunt in her full glory as a cross-dressing patriotic Auntie Uncle Sam...
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The picture above was taken on June 23. Freedom Autos has nearly made its transformation into a fireworks stand. The used vehicle selection has been pushed to the back of the lot, while Diana beckons from front right. However, she is now dwarfed by the rooftop balloon sculpture of Santa Firecrackers to the left. Thankfully, "Todos es Mejor Con Cristo," remains in effect back by the porta-potty.
A visit to the www.rappingforjesus.com website reveals evangelist Ray Cordova's sense of humor. His poems include "Wet Noodle Christian," "Bronco Fan" and "Jesus Country Club." Along with making "rapping for the lord" mp3's with Bob Enyart, Ray Cordova also likes to arrange anti-abortion protests that feature over-sized photos of mutilated babies. Knowing this, you may still get the last laugh by exercising your freedom to shop elsewhere.