The Cause Of The Cross

Some Protestants detest the sight of the crucifix in Catholic churches because of its portrayal of a dead Jesus Christ still hanging on the cross.
Recently I visited a fairly new organized, non-denominational Bible church to view a movie. Looking around in near dark, I felt something was amiss. Then I realized I didn’t see a cross anywhere. But PTL, when the lights came back up, I saw the cross engraved on every pew bench. Of course the pews were already there when this building became the gathering place that it is now.
Some have replaced the crucifix with an empty cross. Are we now removing The Cross?
Have you recently experienced an absence of The Cross?
Romans 1:16; 6:3-11
1 Corinthians 1:17-18, 23
Galatians 2:20-21; 6:14
Philippians 2:8; 3:18