From The Christian Post - Michael Gryboski
Texas Teen Gets Permit to Display 12-Foot Cross Near White House
A Congresswoman helped a Texas teen, who is carrying a cross from his home state to Washington, D.C., get permits to display the giant cross in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.
Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger of Texas helped 19-year-old Junior Garcia of Oasis Church International get the necessary permits to set up the 12-foot cross at the famous park.
“I am proud of Junior and impressed with his commitment to this journey,” said Granger in a statement given to The Christian Post.
“His passion and faith are inspiring. I am glad he will have the opportunity to have this prayer service in such a prominent location.”
Located opposite the White House, with Pennsylvania Avenue between them, Lafayette Park is the sight of many demonstrations, protests, and rallies. Garcia and the friends accompanying him on the cross-country walk are hoping to erect the cross at the park and then hold a time of prayer.
A representative of the Oasis Church told CP that there were many reasons why Garcia was carrying the cross from Texas to within sight of the White House.