Tortilla Jesus story goes global
by Paul Gonzales
Aug 13, 2012 | 3526 views | 4 4 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The supposed image of the “face of Jesus” in the darkened portion of this tortilla has made its way across the country and even into the UK.
Paul Gonzales photo The supposed image of the “face of Jesus” in the darkened portion of this tortilla has made its way across the country and even into the UK.
Beeville — It took less than a week for the story of Ernesto Garza seeing the face of Christ in his morning taco to reach across the globe.

This newspaper office’s phones have been ringing constantly with picture permission requests, contact requests and emails from cities across the United States and United Kingdom about the tortilla Jesus story.

Garza and the staff of La Amistad have been interviewed by Corpus Christi TV stations, KIII, KRIS and KZTV. And the story has been mentioned in the San Antonio news stations and newspapers as well.

The story has reached states such as California, New York, Michigan, Idaho and Florida, just to name a few.

It’s gone on to be posted on huge news websites such as The Huffington Post,, and

Telemundo aired the story on its nationwide Spanish language show, Al Rojo Vivo, Wednesday.

But how it crossed overseas to the United Kingdom is anyone’s guess.

The story has surfaced on the entertainment website Anorak as well as the The Daily Mail, which is the United Kingdom’s second biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun.

But the craze doesn’t stop there.

On the CBS Sports message boards, member Mr. Shickadance posted, “Savior the flavor” while an anonymous blogger commented on’s post, “I think Jesus needs to concentrate on ending hunger and wars instead of face planting all this food. That goes for the Virgin Mary, as well.”

And how exactly did the story get on, a Van Halen Links website that specializes in, well, Van Halen Links all over the web? The world may never know.

A few Twitter messages have popped up from San Antonio and Houston as well as Manhattan, all tweeting about who the image actually resembles.

On Facebook, discussions concerning whose likeness is actually burnt on to the tortilla has sparked more than 600 comments and growing, with the winner by a fair margin being Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees fame.

While some consider it a miracle of Christ and others use it as the punch line to a joke, the point that stands out above all the rest is that Jesus has touched them, whether in their hearts or their funny bones.
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August 14, 2012
This is what we're going to be known for the world over.

Great job, guys.

Yes, I'm being sarcastic.
August 13, 2012
Does anybody really know how Jesus looks like???
August 13, 2012
It's a tortilla folks.
August 13, 2012
Sorry, I know many of you believe in these kinds of mass hallucinations. Personally, this image looks more like Rocky Ericsson from the 13th Floor elevators, or Ginger Baker of Cream in the midst of a ripping drum solo. Jesus, really, get a life.