At 93, Billy Graham endorses anti-gay amendment, decides to go out with a bigoted bang
I’ve had great respect for Billy Graham in my life thus far. That ends today. According to the Vote For Marriage NC coalition and The Charlotte Observer, Rev. Billy Graham has endorsed the anti-LGBT, anti-children, anti-family and anti-business constitutional amendment on the North Carolina May 8 ballot.
“At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage,” the national religious leader says. “The Bible is clear — God’s definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote FOR the marriage amendment on Tuesday, May 8.”
The flier is below.
It’s all too bad really. For such a respected man at the end of his life, this is how he decides to take a bow? More than likely, he’ll not live long enough to see his name drug through the mud as history turns its eye back on his bigotry with shameful judgment. Unlike George Wallace, Billy Graham will be able to offer no retraction or apology. Perhaps, he’ll be able to explain his support of a hateful and discriminatory measure attacking the “least of these” to God.
Cross-posted from InterstateQ. Hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C., Matt, 26, now lives in Charlotte, where he works as the communications and program director of Campus Pride, the nation’s leading non-profit working for safer and more inclusive campus environments for LGBT and ally college and university students. From October 2007 to January 2012, Matt worked as editor of QNotes, the LGBT newspaper of the Carolinas.