Cindy Jacobs and Friends Worship False Idol
On October 29, 2008, I happened upon what I thought was performance art or a joke; a group of people praying and laying hand on the the golden calf of the Financial District - The Wall Street Bull.
After taking a few pictures—and this video of them singing “God Bless America”—I learned it was organized by self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs and her followers, for what they called a “Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies.”
They claimed they were “going to intercede at the site of the statue of the bull on Wall Street, to ask God to begin a shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the ‘Lion’s Market,’ or God’s control over the economic systems.”
It looked a lot like false idol worship.
I sent the story over to Wonkette, where it became ”Jesus People Pray That False Idol Will Save God’s Economy”, with a follow up, “More Photos & Videos From Yesterday’s Sacrilege Wall Street Bull Prayer.” Eventually going viral, there was an article in the Huffington Post titled, “Phony Christians Embrace Bull”, and “The Golden Calf’s All Growed Up” on The Stranger’s Slog.