Chocolate Jesus May Prompt Boycott There are two sides to Easter. There's the Christian holiday. And then there's the bunny, the eggs and maybe some candy, too. A group called the Catholic League wants to boycott a New York hotel that is mixing the two sides by displaying a sculpture of Jesus made of chocolate. It's described as "the 485,460-calorie Messiah." People will be invited to eat it on Easter Sunday. =20

Chocolate Jesus May Prompt Boycott

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

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There are two sides to Easter. There's the Christian holiday, and then there's the deal with the bunny and the eggs, and maybe some candy too. A group called the Catholic League wants to boycott a New York hotel that is mixing the two sides. It's displaying a sculpture of Jesus made of chocolate. It's described as, quote, "the 485,460-calorie Messiah." People will be invited to eat it on Easter Sunday.

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