Here’s Evangelist Billy Graham’s Full-Page Ad Blasting Gay Marriage Running in 14 North Carolina Newspapers: PHOTO

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On Wednesday, I noted that evangelist Billy Graham was speaking out in support of North Carolina's Amendment One and was running an ad in 14 state newspapers. Here you have it.

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Comments

  1. Disgusted American says

    wonder how much of that money he spent on HATE in 14 papers could have went to Refill Food Pantrys for the Poor, or extra beds in homeless shelters…….but of course, the FAKE christians dont think of that

  2. Mic says

    Is there any more clear case of religion meddling in state affairs?

    Where is the investigative arm of the IRS? Tax this rat bastard’s ass right into the poor house.

    Why can’t We The People ever have real, actionable recourse against these people?

  3. Paul R says

    So it’s about 40 words and a huge picture of his face. Says a bit about his vanity.

    At 93, maybe you should stop talking about things beyond your grasp.

  4. Derrick from Philly says

    Oh, please. Billy Graham probably diddn’t have a damn thing to do with that stupid ad. He doesn’t know a thing about Amendment One. His son and those other right-wing Christian fascists put his name and picture up there. At this point, Reverend Billy doesn’t know anymore about anything than Zsa Zsa does.

  5. Kári Emil says

    Biblical marriage:
    Mistresses are allowed, polygamy is allowed, Jews can’t marry Ethiopians and an unmarried man’s rape of a virgin equals a wedding ceremony.
    Cool. Let’s do that.

  6. JD says

    He says the Bible is clear, but he refuses to quote the Bible to prove his point? Shameful old bigot.

  7. JONES says

    What MIC said !!

    Again … the Bible. The bible has it’s place and one of them is NOT in defining social laws for those that choose to see it differently than you do. The Bible has no dominion over marriage.

    The United States is not a theocracy.

  8. says

    The ad was purchased by Billy Graham’s son, who has been cashing in on his father’s fame for years. The elderly Billy Graham is probably so senile, at age 93, to have had no part in this ad.

  9. says

    the bible makes it clear that God is clear that “traditional marriage” includes a woman being forced to marry her rapist.

    why isn’t he out there condemning all the women and their sinful enablers who prosecute, instead of marry, their rapists?

  10. Aydin says

    I just do not understand. Why is it that people fail to realize that using one’s own personal belief to enact any law to discriminate is not OK? Discrimination should never be tolerated in any way. Wait until they don’t like something about you. ALL people have certain rights that must never be compromised, the right to be treated equal in all aspects, the right to always be treated with respect and dignity, and the right to never fear another human being! Those are rights NEVER to be negotiated, never to be modified, and never to be denied!!! Is that really too difficult to understand?

  11. Mike G says

    It’s time for many churches to lose their tax-exempt status, given their highly non-religious doings in the world of politics.

    How is the IRS not all over this? Everyone in govt is crying about the lack of income streams, here is a HUGE potential new one.

  12. anon says

    It’s amazing he’s still alive. He’s been in comas that have lasted for years. This has got to be his son’s work.

  13. Michaelandfred says

    Why does no one in the media ever call them on this. It is NOT clear, not in the least. We all know it. Why does no one, ever, say “where? Point it out. Put up or finally shut up.” Denying evolution, or climate change, or that the poor are suffering, or that gays exist doesn’t make it “clear” or true…it just makes them idiots.

    It’s so exhausting. Even “pro equality” commentators still sit in the middle like this is philosophical with each side having an equal opinion. Belief and opinions are not facts or reality. Facts are what journalists are supposed to deal with, not belief and morality.

  14. Leroy Laflamme says

    I agree with DERRICK FROM PHILLY & HOMER that he’s probably too doolally to have had anything to do with this ad, but I bet he would’ve if he could’ve. His legacy? Just another holy moly that History will not look kindly on.

  15. Homo Genius says

    what really flabbergasted me was that Billy Graham is actually alive.

    Does anyone under 70 even care what he has to say about anything?

  16. sleepy bears says

    i would love to see a joker “why so serious?” caricature of this ad… although i doubt that that is a recent picture of him (probably when he was 70ish) and suspect that, in reality, his name is just being used and he no longer has any idea of what’s happening in the world.

  17. John Freeman says

    I’m sorry, who is this god person Graham refers to? Someone in the Supreme Court? I guess it must be since this is a legislative issue.

  18. Rich says

    IRS Exemption Requirements – Section 501(c)(3) Organizations:

    …an organization may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

    In general, no organization may qualify for section 501(c)(3) status if a substantial part of its activities is attempting to influence legislation (commonly known as lobbying).

    An organization will be regarded as attempting to influence legislation if it contacts, or urges the public to contact, members or employees of a legislative body for the purpose of proposing, supporting, or opposing legislation, or if the organization advocates the adoption or rejection of legislation.

    How is this not a direct violation of this?

  19. Andy Pand says

    Why are we re-posting this on our site? All it does is help this message go viral on the internet. More free advertising for the opposition.

  20. Jupiter says

    At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of Slavery. The Bible is clear — God’s definition of Slavery is between a master and his slaves. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote to bring back Slavery, Tuesday May 8th. God Bless you as you vote..

  21. turing's ghost says

    At 57, I never thought I would hear from Mr. Graham again as I assumed he was burning in hell for his sins of vanity, hatred, and sloth.

  22. TJ says

    LITTLE KIWI: You’re back! Yay! I’ve missed you! Red carpet, purple rose petals.

  23. Chadd says

    The Bible is clear: Marriage is between one man and as many women as he can kidnap, conquer, purchase, rape or trick into marrying him. And if they won’t marry him, then it is ok if they are just a piece on the side.

  24. the ghost walks says

    I think that pic was taken when he was sitting on a toilet because it looks like he’s concentrating on something difficult.

    The old fraud was a sanitized generic Christian that old school politicians could call on to appear religious without being too specific about it.

  25. peterparker says

    To all those who are griping about the failure of the IRS to step in and tax the churches when they engage in this sort of political activity: I feel your pain and believe that–regardless of whether they’ve engaged in political maneuverings or not–*every* church should be taxed just as individuals and corporations are taxed.

    However, as RICH posted earlier, the IRS codes state that churches can engage in political campaigning so long as A) the church does not endorse an individual candidate, and B) a “substantial” amount of their activity doesn’t involve attempts to influence legislation.

    The key word in that last sentence is “substantial”. When a church takes in tens (or hundreds) of millions of dollars per year, it can get away with spending a few million attempting to influence legislation because those few million dollars represent only a very small part of their activity. Thus, churches are legally within their right to engage in political discourse and still remain tax free.

  26. CRAIGINLEYTONSTONE says

    “Alright then! I’ll sing you a song… until your mom comes back! ”

    “God is in.. His Holy Tem-ple! Earthly thoughts be silent now!”

  27. mary says

    “LITTLE KIWI: You’re back! Yay! I’ve missed you! Red carpet, purple rose petals.”

    Yes, TJ. That’s the good news. The bad news? Your nemesis Mary is still here. (kidding, just kidding!- and be nice, TJ. I’m evoling, so to speak. But as with the lower life forms, it takes time….)

  28. Michael says

    The real Billy Graham didn’t even take a stand on when human life begins. He didn’t use to be this bigoted.

    I believe this is the work of his son, Franklin.

  29. Clayton says

    1 John 4:20 if any one may say — `I love God,’ and his brother he may hate, a liar he is

    Mr Graham, did you actually read your Bible or are you just regurgitating hate speech and telling people your deity told you to hate people?

    This is from an Agnostic who actually read the Christian Bible to a man who claims to teach it.

  30. jamal49 says

    Um, didn’t Billy Graham die a few years ago? Or did Graham just pull a Jesus on us?

  31. John says

    Wonder how many Ads are in paper Against the Marriage Amendment that the Money could have stocked food pantry’s or been given to homeless shelters. YOU are a BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES

  32. LJ says

    The Bible IS clear on marriage being between “one man and one woman”. There are NUMEROUS passages wherein the BIble states this. Also, read Leviticus 18:22…. 😀

  33. JVKL says

    Listen here Grahamcracker, if two men or two women in NC want to marry each other , that is their business. The Unholy Booble supports slavery, genocide, the stonings of non-obedient kids, non-virgin brides, folk who work on the Sabbath. Perhaps we should punish those who eat shellfish, heterosexual women who have sex while on their beards or dare to speak up in church, men who shave their beards and you must call your mothers ‘women’ and non-Gentile chicks ‘gentiles’ and abandon your loved ones in order to be a disciple of Cheesus Crust. Graham is one of the most deluded fart suckers on the plant. He needs to seek the help of a licensed psychiatrist immediately!

  34. Damita Jackson says

    Did it ever occur to you that the bible’s views on homosexuality are wrong , LJ? If
    two men or two women want to be in a romantic and sexually active relationship with each other that is their business.

  35. JVKL says

    LJ,

    If two men or two women in NC want to marry each other then let them. No one cares about an immoral , outdated passage from your book of myths. Two men can have sex together as can two women have sex together it is not your business. The Bible is in favor of polygamous marriages and it also condemns people who eat shellfish or wear mixed fabrics and men who shave their beards and supports slaves. So take your big book of desert fairytales and shove them up your ass. Gay marriage will be legalized for all same-sex couples in NC one day.

  36. Mike says

    Wow! I really do pray for all of you. not because of a belief or agenda but because when this life is over there will be no second chance. This goes for Everyone. It will be to late to decide when you wake up on the other side “WOW YOU ARE REAL! and GOD says you did not chose me and i knew you not. No one is perfect but we have a loving GOD who sent his own son to be brutally murdered and died on a cross so you would have a way to heaven. Would you have sent you own son to be tortured and beaten to death for some one you did not know???

  37. alof says

    It’s says so in the bible that marriage is between a man and a woman in 1 corithians 7:38-39 read it! In genesis God created Adam and Eve. A man and woman.

  38. Jesus says

    is this a gay site bcos am surprised with all these comments that I can personally tag madness beyond cure in the heart of foolish men.