Re: "Wearing Crosses Drains Power" The McPherson Sentinel, Dec. 6, 2013 “Wearing a cross on a necklace is comparable to wearing a 'tiny golden gallows' or 'electric chair' around your neck", Dr. Welby believes.That is not an original statement. I heard that statement more than 50 years ago. (If the statement was current he would state a needle for lethal injection, which is now more commonly used.) It did not have any impact then. I doubt his book will now. As for wearing a cross causing it to have “emptied” it's power? The cross itself never had any power. It was the Christ on the cross only that had the power. He rose from the dead. So while he is entitled to his opinion, I’m also entitled to mine. I shall continue to wear my cross, with the 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, as a testimony that I am a believer. I only wish that all who wear the cross would really be Christians.