creeping Jesus


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creeping Jesus

n
1. an obsequious or servile person
2. a hypocritically religious person
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The victims told the court Jones, who had been given the nickname "Creeping Jesus", had given the victims litres of Coke after performing sexual acts.
And yesterday he backed up his comments, further describing Quinn as "Mother Theresa" and a "creeping Jesus".
But in our age of "values" voters and globally distributed Christian films (not to mention the traveling Smithson retrospective's revival of a "Creeping Jesus" thematic), today's viewers are primed to see the diagonal fixture immediately for "what it is"--a materialized, industrial metaphor for the burden of the cross.
is pretty good, with a few standouts (Creeping Jesus being one, who sound like the earlier, punker Zeke) and a range of hardcore from the super fast and furious to the guys screaming into the mike but really whining about "the scene," and a few Cookie Monster-as-lyricist style brain impalers.
"They called me 'creeping Jesus' but once they realised that I was prepared to stand up for my beliefs, they respected that."
One victim told the jury Jones, who had been given the nickname "Creeping Jesus", had kept her quiet by threatening to kill her mother if she ever revealed what was happening to her.
I admit that if I had to choose between Hague and Tony Blair for a night out on the ale, I would have to take the Tory rather than the creeping Jesus of Downing Street.
Perhaps we will now have a bit less of the creeping Jesus from Tony Blair.