Huffington Post | May 11, 2012
The "God-given vision" started out simply enough: build a 7-foot-tall cross on a mountain and invite people to meditate there with the Creator. Now, 20 years later, the cross will cost $5 million and rise nearly 200 feet once complete, making it the largest cross in the world.
Complete with two elevators, developers promise free admission and an encounter with Jesus at the mammoth, monumental "Branson Cross" in Branson, Missouri.
Kerry Brown, the executive director of Images at the Cross, the organization responsible for the project, explains to Fox News:
“I know St. Louis has the Gateway Arch and San Francisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, and those are all fantastic monuments, but they’re all secular monuments," he said. "This will be the first monument to the spirit of man and there’s a reason why it’s being built in the heartland of the nation. It’s absolutely in the right place at the right time and it’s going to have ten times the spirituality as any one of those monuments.”
Developers say they've raised more than $400,000, a fraction of the goal, and are committed to finishing the project through donations only according to Charisma News, a Christian news source.
Dean Brown, Kerry Brown's father and the project's founder, says the Branson Cross is a response to a "vocal minority" that is "in the process of taking over the family spiritual foundation" of the United States. In short, the Branson Cross is being promoted as an antidote to the War on Religion.
Dean Brown explains the importance of the building of the world's largest cross near Branson Missouri. Christians in America and all around this world should rally around this cause to complete the building of this landmark cross dedicated to Christian Values and the life of Jesus Christ.
Dean Brown's disturbing facts and trends are music to my atheist ears. The Branson Cross on the other hand, is a monument to man's monumental reliance on superstition.
Edited by Great Ape, 13 May 2012 - 10:54 AM.