SHREVEPORT, LA --A pastor in Louisiana is raising eyebrows with his unusual plan to mark Easter. He plans to spend the weekend in a coffin and resurrect himself on Sunday, reports television station KSLA.
Bishop Rickey Moore of Shreveport sealed himself in a coffin Friday. He plans to remain in that coffin without access to food, water or a bathroom for 36 hours.
He'll come out at 3am on Easter Sunday. Some critics call the plan extreme and even sacrilegious.
But Moore says he just wants to get people's attention.
"If it takes people talking about me and criticizing me for trying to remind them of what Jesus did, I don't mind wearing my crown," he said.
The entombment is final part of a four-part passion play that includes Jesus' trial, the garden of Gethsemane and the crucifixion.