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Billy Graham urges North Carolina voters to ban marriage equality

Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Famed televangelist Rev. Billy Graham on Wednesday urged North Carolina voters to support an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage.

“Watching the moral decline of our country causes me great concern,” said Graham, 93, in a statement. “I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.”

Graham’s statement was issued by the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which also announced that Graham’s message would be published in a full-page ad that would appear in 14 North Carolina newspapers throughout the weekend.

“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,” Graham, who lives near Asheville, said in the ad:

Billy Graham newspaper ad.

The amendment goes before North Carolina voters next Tuesday, May 8.

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