Skip to comments.Mississippi Town Objects to Church’s Giant Cross
Posted on 09/04/2013 12:03:02 PM PDT by WKB
Its a battle of Christians versus Christians in Brandon, Miss. where city officials oppose efforts by a prominent church to erect a giant cross because it violates a zoning ordinance. But the pastor of the church said elected officials are also afraid the cross might offend Muslims. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK FOR CONSERVATIVE NEWS. CLICK HERE TO JOIN! The First Baptist Church of Brandon petitioned the city to install a 110-foot tall cross on its property alongside Interstate 20. The project is sponsored by Crosses Across America, a non-profit group that builds giant crosses along the nations highways.
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Will it have natural gas lighting for effect?..........
It’s a crosswar — who can build the biggest cross???
Rent a chunk of the land to a cell phone provider and let them put up the tower disguised as a cross.
They did that with one they tried to make look like a pine tree on the south side of Charlotte, NC. Only problem is it’s about 5 times higher than anything near it and looks fake as all get out when you get within 1/4 mile of it.
Drving I-40 through Texas, I could still see the cross in my rear view 12 miles later.
Let’s translate that shall we?
‘The feds told us if we approved it we’d never see another $ of fed money. And we’ve come to depend on the gravy train...’
These big crosses make it hard to see the Golden Arches or the Walmart signs!!! Hrumph! Hrumph!
I don’t see a town
I honestly wish our biggest problem in the USA was a contest on building the tallest cross.
I dont see a town
It is a sundial, yea, that’s the ticket.
Who is building the Cross at Brandon?
Crosses Across America is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to construct Crosses
across America. They are in their 29th year of existence with over 2000 clusters of Crosses
in 29 states and 2 foreign countries.
What is the proposal?
Erect a Cross, which will stand 110 in height and have arms which are 64 wide. The base is
8 in diameter. The Cross will weight 18 tons.
Who is funding this project?
Crosses Across America will build the structure at its own expense. The projected cost
is $80,000 to $100,000.
Why did they choose the I-20 property (Boyce Thompson Campus)?
Almost 50 million people a year pass the I-20 location (92,000 cars daily; 33,580,000 cars
annually and with MDOT counting 1.5 people per car, that equals 50,370,000). What a witness
until Jesus comes back.
Who has approved the proposal for erecting the Cross?
First Baptist Church of Brandon in a regular church business session.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)
What is the current status of the Cross?
The permitting process started with the City of Brandon on Monday, August 19.
The Citys Planning Commission will review the plans on Monday, August 26.
It is scheduled for a public hearing and vote by the Board of Alderman on Monday, September 16,
at 6:00 pm, at Brandon City Hall.
Are there no widows and orphans needing care in Brandon, Pearl, Jackson, Flowood, etc.????
I am offended every time I see a minaret.
If it is private property what is the rub?
That is a very small town, that cross could bring in revenue like a local tourist attraction I bet
I am right now looking at 145 five hundred foot tall spinning monuments to Gaia.
I’m so sick of liberals I could puke
that’s a pretty apt comparison, the purpose is the same.
that’s a pretty apt comparison, the purpose is the same.
I know that Jesus commanded his followers to preach the gospel as evidenced by Matthew 24:14. I don’t recall where Jesus commanded his followers to erect crosses, although doing so arguably supports the gospel message. Corrections welcome.
All they have to do is slightly redesign it so that the arms rotate..then call it a wind turbine..nobody objects to clean energy.heck..we could probably get a government subsidy to build crosses...er, wind turbines..all across America..
Wow that could be used as a sundial as well.
Not particularly related, but Brandon MS is the only town I’ve had a anti-Jewish event occur in a small town. (Big cities always have weirdos.)
I was training US pilots in Columbus, MS and decided to tour MS (in particular, I hiked the Natchez Trace and saw the battlefields at Vicksburg.)
Long story short, this lady (a Mrs. Jones who turned out to be a 4th grade schoolteacher) started screaming at me in the supermarket at the top of her lungs saying I was resposible for killing Jesus and doomed to Hell.
Came out of the blue at me.
I was like, “I just want to buy some tuna fish and bread, leave me alone.”
Anyway, she kept screaming at me, saying all sorts of horrid things, to the point the police came because she knocked over my shopping cart.
Apparently, she had some sort of dementia (she was older) and had an event.
They took her away, still screaming.
I can’t recall anywhere in the Bible that he commanded them to build churches either.
Or hospitals either, come to think of it.
But I think that its more likely that the gospel is going to be preached in churches, schools and hospitals than under a big cross.
I went South of Brandon in rural Rankin county a few years ago to look at pickup. The deeper in the woods I went the more Mobile Homes, Rebel flags and pit bulls I saw. I asked the guy if there were many blacks around there. He spit his wad of Red Man out and said “Naw too many” Probably goes the same for Jews.
The picture is not the actual picture of the town or the cross that hasn’t been built yet.
So, you think it's an either/or thing? If this group erects a giant cross, then that must mean a widow or orphan goes without? That's not proper logic. This is not a "zero sum game."
There may be some widows and orphans, and I’m sure you have donated as much as possible.
Build it tomorrow! Memphis also has a great witness...the 3 crosses, while travelling on East I-40. Can’t be missed. Let the gospel be proclaimed...whether through God’s people or through huge crosses on display, for all to see.
Let the world be reminded of the sacrifice Jesus made for them.
Hey I hate to break it to you but I know several Jews who live in Brandon area
The Shulmeisters lived on Pelahatchie bay...since they left Eastover in the 70s
None lynched so far that I know of
But I’ll keep you guys posted
I’ve seen two, one in Indiana and one in Illinois.
The cross in Indiana (I-70)is far off on a hill and beautiful. Illinois cross is right next to the freeway and it’s both kind of creepy and awesome. You come around a corner and it JUMPS out. Can’t decide if I like it or not. Almost too imposing and looks cold and hard. IMO
I’m surprised any community in Mississippi would have reservations about the display of a giant Cross. I would have no problem at all, would like to have one here in Olive Branch off 78 ( future I 22 Memphis to Birmingham ).
I had a great time in MS.
The event with Mrs. Jones just stood out such that it’s what I think of when I hear “Brandon, MS.”
That, and being hearded into a very wet basement during a tornado.
“elected officials are also afraid the cross might offend Muslims. “
It sounds like Muslims have not complained. I suspect the politicians are the ones offended.
They must get checks from Riyadh.