(MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Great Cross Alliance is seeks private investors to continue working toward building the world's largest Christian monument on U.S. land. Mike and Laurie Nowland say they have given up the piece of land near Lovelock, Nev.
The Nowlands had hoped to pay for The Great Cross by selling spaces within the columbarium and mausoleum prior to construction, but those efforts have failed. The Nowlands are currently working with a private investor out of Texas, but no deal has been made at this point.
If The Great Cross is ever built, it could be a huge economic boom for the state it calls home. “It’s a very large project. It would run for about 30 years at about an $80 million a year level,” says Mike Nowland.
While it could serve as an economic boost, critics say building a religious monument goes against Christianity.
A News 4 viewer posted this in response to the original story in August 2013, “We are not called to build monuments to our faith. We are called to spread the gospel through loving our fellow man. Two billion dollars would be better used to feed the hungry.” The August 2013 story can be viewed here.
Though Nevada doesn’t seem to be a promising site to build at this point, the Nowlands still have hope.