Ten times the spirituality

Branson Cross: World’s Largest Cross Gets Go-Ahead From Missouri Officials

Posted: 05/11/2012  4:21 pm, updated: 05/11/2012  5:53 pm

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. See for yourself:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tknOGZo3RI

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11/branson-cross-worlds-largest-cross_n_1510283.html?ref=religion or http://huff.to/MaLsIs

Illustration by Darren Diss.

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