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Hilltop cross destroyed
Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | .March 1, 2013 | RENE DE LA CRUZ, Staff Writer

Posted on 03/04/2013 10:38:00 AM PST by BenLurkin

VICTORVILLE • As Easter approaches, some High Desert residents have wondered if the wooden cross that went missing in January would ever return to its rocky perch overlooking the Mojave Narrows Bridge.

But the cross that greeted commuters along Highway 18 and gave hope to many senior residents at the River Ranch Mobile Park on Stoddard Wells Road near the bridge has been destroyed.

Daily Press Staff Photographer David Pardo found the cross in pieces when he climbed the hill Friday afternoon on a photo assignment to investigate a report that it was missing.

“I know that the cross to many is just a piece of wood, but it’s the symbol behind it,” said Susan Herrera of Apple Valley. “Our flag is only material, but it stands for our freedom and sacrifice to get it.”

Jodie Whitehead, of Hesperia, shared her perspective on the cross’ destruction.

“Destroying a symbol of hope cannot destroy our faith,” Whitehead said. “All such efforts are futile. Hate and ignorance will continue, but so will our faith in God.”

(Excerpt) Read more at vvdailypress.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: aclumia; antichristian; cross; crossdestroyed; destroyed; hatecrime; hilltop; vandalism

1 posted on 03/04/2013 10:38:08 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Let’s face it, they do not destroy the cross because it offends them, they destroy it because it convicts them.


2 posted on 03/04/2013 10:48:30 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: BenLurkin

Atheists did this.


3 posted on 03/04/2013 10:48:53 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BenLurkin

Ah, how tolerant those atheists are.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 10:51:10 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

They should watch how the Grinch Stole Christmas. Maybe they’ll learn something.


5 posted on 03/04/2013 10:55:00 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sergio

Let’s face it, they do not destroy the cross because it offends them, they destroy it because it convicts them.

Bingo. We have a winner.



6 posted on 03/04/2013 10:59:48 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: BenLurkin

Do the old mailbox trick.

place an Iron Cross (steel, aluminum etc) and ‘camo’ it with wood.
If ‘they’ take clubs to it there hands will suffer.
If ‘they’ burn it, it will (defiantly) still be there.

Put a web cam on it, and- if the establishment won’t recognize ‘private property’, a little deck plate justice never really hurt anyone— relocate some critters, including the slithering kind.

Make the little SOB’s work for their pleasure...


7 posted on 03/04/2013 11:08:11 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Sergio
It forces the rabid leftists to look within, whether they want to or not, and they can't handle what it is they see.

To them, the cross is like a mirror, and their reflection horrifies them. They'd rather not look at it.

Today, the atheists fear of Christian icons is nothing short of irrational. They seem to either tremble in fear, or lash out with rage. (Deep inside, they know they have but little time. Demons always screech the loudest when they're being cast out.)

8 posted on 03/04/2013 11:09:44 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Your insight is spot on. Thanks for sharing it with us.


9 posted on 03/04/2013 11:14:15 AM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: BenLurkin

All in vain did they crush this fair flower, friend,
All in vain did they shatter the tree,
For its roots, deeply bedded, sprang forth, friend,
And it blooms still for you and for me.

—from “The Rose of Sharon” by Horatio R. Palmer, 1884


10 posted on 03/04/2013 11:14:50 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: BenLurkin

Build another cross.

Put it up.

Get night vision goggles.

Guard the place from around 100 yards with a good sniper rifle.

When perps are sighted, we get a double bonus...good target practice and we off some athiest/libs.

(Hey, libs, don’t get your Obamaholes in a f*rtfest....if those idiots weren’t up there, we wouldn’t have to ventilate their sorry *sses.)


11 posted on 03/04/2013 11:50:52 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Fiji Hill
Beautiful.

Thank you.

12 posted on 03/04/2013 11:56:15 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Now if it was the symbol of Islam ...
13 posted on 03/04/2013 12:09:15 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BenLurkin

So why is not this a hate crime..? Where is the FBI and the Justice Department?


14 posted on 03/04/2013 1:01:45 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: concerned about politics; Sergio
they do not destroy the cross because it offends them, they destroy it because it convicts them.


15 posted on 03/04/2013 2:06:24 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: elcid1970

>> Atheists did this.

They caught the perps?


16 posted on 03/04/2013 2:19:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: xrmusn

The terrain would preclude the webcam idea, but a steel cross set deep in concrete would help. Go to the click through the link to the Daily Press and expand the picture. You can see how rough the terrain is. My son and I drive Stoddard Wells Road to get to Costco. The rocky outcroppings are really beautiful, but nobody notices because they are mostly on the freeway that runs along side it. Frankly, I never noticed that cross.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 3:02:52 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Gene Eric

No, it’s just my guess.

Are you eager that the perps turn out to not be atheists?


18 posted on 03/04/2013 3:05:58 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: elcid1970

I’m not “that eager” for anything but the facts which you don’t seem to have.


19 posted on 03/04/2013 4:02:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

I don’t have the facts except that a Christian cross on a hilltop was stolen and later found utterly destroyed.

I have the right to the opinion that this was the work of atheists. Atheists’ hatred for Christian symbols is well known & documented and no, I don’t think this was the work of Muslims nor was it an act of random vandalism.

Someone or some people were sufficiently enraged by the sight of this cross in public view to tear it down and totally destroy it. I think it was atheists. So there.


20 posted on 03/04/2013 5:52:40 PM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: BenLurkin

The cross is back. Just thought I’d let you know, unless you live in the Victor Valley and know it already.


21 posted on 03/11/2013 2:05:37 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence

Thanks!

That it good news!


22 posted on 03/11/2013 2:18:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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