Saturday, July 31, 2010

Atheists Fail to Stop Texas Cross Sculpture

After a nine-year battle, a seven story symbol of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ has been erected by The Coming King Foundation (TCKF) along Interstate 10 at Kerrville, TX.

-- From "77'7" Kerrville Cross Raised on IH-10, Ending 9 Year Epic Struggle" Christian Newswire 7/28/10

This historic event caps a 9-year epic struggle to raise the cross which included several financial "miracles", threats and attacks by atheists and others opposed to the cross, numerous letters to the media and city government, and a lawsuit filed by neighboring landowners which was settled.

The spiritual park, located at the main entrance of Kerrville, looks like the "Holy Land" and happens to be at the same latitude as Israel. The "Hill Country" town of Kerrville is home to about 23,000 people.

The unique hollow cross symbolizes the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The "walk-in" cross sculpture is being displayed at the top of a 1,930' hill, at the end of a 100-yard-long, cross-shaped Garden. The Garden when completed, will display 77 Biblical scriptures on 16" etched ceramic tiles in multiple languages.

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From "A cross to bear" by Mark Armstrong, Kerrville Daily Times 7/27/10

In posts on Facebook and in Letters to the Editor, many area residents have expressed disappointment and a strong opposition to the giant cross.

The raising of the cross had been the subject of litigation after neighbors in the adjoining subdivisions filed suit against the foundation, claiming the cross would violate deed restrictions of the land. In the suit, they argued the land could not be used for commercial purposes.

The lawsuit was eventually settled and, since the site is outside the city limits, none of the city’s zoning regulations applied to the land.

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