Instead of a coffin Louisiana Bishop will now spend 36 hours in a tent for Easter reenactment

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SHREVEPORT, La. (WGNO) – A Baptist minister will spend the next 36 hours inside a tent outside Sunrise Baptist Church in Shreveport.

Bishop Rickey Moore’s original plan called for a much more showy reenactment of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, using a coffin. But Bishop Moore changed his plans after backlash from social media.

The Bishop announced his plans earlier in the week. Bishop Moore’s son manages his Twitter account.

Bishop Moore said he wanted to create the resurrection in 3D and did not mean to offend anyone.

“I would like to get this straight; I’m not Jesus, nowhere near him,” Bishop Moore told WLOX. “I’ve made many, many mistakes. I’m not perfect.”

Bishop Moore was taken down from the symbolic cross and placed inside the tent tomb just before 3 p.m. on Good Friday. He will remain in the tent outside the church until 3 a.m. Sunday.

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