A Christian college in Eugene, Oregon is standing against radical activists who want to deface or tear down a cross that has stood on the campus for decades.
Members of antifa claim the cross is a racist symbol and they want it removed from the private campus of New Hope Christian College.
In a Facebook post, the college wrote that the cross embodies hope and the unconditional love from our heavenly Father.
"The history of the cross and how it came to reside on our campus has been well documented over the years, and there is no evidence to suggest our cross has direct roots to racism other than it once resided on Skinner Butte, the same location where racist events were held in the 1920s. People referring to our cross as the 'KKK' cross is false."
The school says the cross was not around at that time and didn't even exist until many decades later. "From 1934-1964, wooden crosses were displayed on Skinner Butte; these crosses were not associated with the racist activities of the 1920s but simply powerful symbols of hope set high above the City of Eugene."
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Members of the Christian community arrived at the college last Friday to pray for God's protection over the cross and against the enemy.
Tim Ravan with Global Connectors came to New Hope to join the prayer movement and support the college. He told CBN News that "without intercession ... nothing happens."
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