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


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.

There's still time to donate against it.

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  1. At least nobody will want to look at it.

    Posted by: Michael | May 4, 2012 11:16:00 AM

  2. 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

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 4, 2012 11:19:57 AM

  3. He's channeling Custer's Last Stand...and we know what happened there!

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | May 4, 2012 11:20:07 AM

  4. 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?

    Posted by: Mic | May 4, 2012 11:20:34 AM

  5. 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.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 4, 2012 11:24:48 AM

  6. 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.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 4, 2012 11:25:40 AM

  7. 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.

    Posted by: Kári Emil | May 4, 2012 11:27:48 AM

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

    Posted by: JD | May 4, 2012 11:30:55 AM

  9. 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.

    Posted by: JONES | May 4, 2012 11:31:17 AM

  10. 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.

    Posted by: homer | May 4, 2012 11:39:23 AM

  11. 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?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 4, 2012 11:46:45 AM

  12. 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?

    Posted by: Aydin | May 4, 2012 11:50:58 AM

  13. 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.

    Posted by: Mike G | May 4, 2012 11:54:56 AM

  14. He's alive? Huh.

    Posted by: Tom A. | May 4, 2012 11:59:14 AM

  15. How pathetic to wheel out this old goat.....

    The world has moved on Billy, since your shirts fitted you.

    Posted by: JackFkTwist | May 4, 2012 12:10:18 PM

  16. 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.

    Posted by: anon | May 4, 2012 12:18:54 PM

  17. 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 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.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | May 4, 2012 12:21:37 PM

  18. 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.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | May 4, 2012 12:21:53 PM

  19. God bless you too, Reverend. Hopefully soon and in person.

    Posted by: MikeMick | May 4, 2012 12:34:55 PM

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

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

    Posted by: Homo Genius | May 4, 2012 12:36:28 PM

  21. 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.

    Posted by: sleepy bears | May 4, 2012 12:59:49 PM

  22. 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.

    Posted by: John Freeman | May 4, 2012 1:07:14 PM

  23. IRS Exemption Requirements - Section 501(c)(3) Organizations: 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?

    Posted by: Rich | May 4, 2012 1:08:24 PM

  24. 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.

    Posted by: Andy Pand | May 4, 2012 1:10:31 PM

  25. 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..

    Posted by: Jupiter | May 4, 2012 1:12:14 PM

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