I drove past the billboard on I-75 many times before finally getting the gumption to pull over the car to check out the Cross in the Woods. The cross is actually a big ol’ crucifix in the woods, complete with outdoor worship area, indoor church, grounds, gift shop, and the nun doll museum!
The cross looms 55 feet tall and reportedly weighs 21 tons! And you can’t walk on the marble steps on your way to Jesus, as the sign clearly explains.
Anyway, I finally stopped here when I convinced my friend Heather to pull over. She hates this kind of stuff so she sat in the pew, shaking her head and feeling rightly uncomfortable. What can you do? Sometimes you have to make your friends suffer for this level of entertainment.