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:

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

Related Posts

He has been warned When Mormons were socialists By Troy Williams, Sunday, Apr 15, 2012 1:00 PM 15:54:47 CDT ... “You are cursed because of your riches!” It w...
When the ground is burning Israel is paranoid about pro-Palestinian activists By Gideon Levy, 01:43 12.04.12 ... And with what shall we frighten the Israeli public in adv...
To kick at the darkness Speaking Out Is Complicated (And So Is Staying Silent) By Brian D. McLaren, 04/14/2012  6:40 am ... For 24 years of my life, I was a church pla...
Stars of David. Everywhere. Being a Jew in Palestine By Beth Miller, April 20, 2012 ... The first people I told were Safa and Imad. Good friends, they lived near me  in ...
Climate change in Arkansas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aunab1wtUfY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aunab1wtUfY ... The following was just emailed to John Lowery, a Democr...
Brobdingnagian quantity of evidence “Oklahoma City”: The Bubba job By Laura Miller, Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 03:00 PM CDT ... In the hours after the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal...
Begat Defining Jews, Defining a Nation: Can Genetics Save Israel? By Jeff Wheelwright, Mar 14 2012, 7:01 AM ET ... Herzliya, a broad-beached ocean-si...
Alternative to Futility Elton Trueblood on the Quaker experiment: a continuous ferment By Monsieur d'Nalgar ... (Note: this is adapted from an email to my pastor wri...
Everyone roses Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate By James Martin S.J., 10:16 PM ET, 03/31/2012 ... The story of the trial, crucifixion and d...
Sticks and stones and pepper spray Words! - A Poem By Samah Sabawi, 15:29 03/30/2012 ... I've been down this road before: Someone tries to teach me how to use words that can 'o...

Permanent link to this article: https://levantium.com/2012/05/13/ten-times-the-spirituality/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.