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Sarah FerrellBeal is an empathetic tourist. His wife and children cower in their motor home at Cross Garden in Prattville, Ala., trying not to look out at a vista of rough wooden crosses and abandoned household appliances bearing dire admonitions (a rusting refrigerator cautions, ''In Hell From Sex Sex''), but he approaches the modest house at the center of this labyrinth for a little visit with its visionary proprietor, Bill Rice, and his wife, Marzell. Rice sees himself as a new Noah, called by God to build Cross Garden as a warning to a world gone, almost literally, to hell; he and his family, knowing that they are saved, just want to help. It would be easy for most of us to get cynical, or maybe scared, at about this point. Beal, enthralled by this weirdness, responds by going back to the motor home to persuade his wife and still apprehensive children to come along to be introduced.
— The New York Times