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Obadiah Franklin sat holding up his 100-pound cross at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Highway 10 Tuesday as part of his silent sermon across America.

What's this guy's deal?

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You might have seen him -- the man in red who has been standing all day long, propping up a red cross around Detroit Lakes.

Who is he and what is his deal?


His name is Obadiah Franklin, and he is a preacher from West Virginia -- complete with a southern drawl.

Franklin is in Detroit Lakes, an invited guest of the Christian Retreat at Strawberry Lake.

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