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Franklin Graham suggests boycott of LGBT-friendly companies

Several news outlets are reporting that evangelist Franklin Graham (pictured) has suggested that Christians refrain from doing business with companies considered friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

“Have you ever asked yourself how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media and the gay and lesbian community? Every day it is something else,” Graham wrote in a June 5 post, noting that Tiffany & Co. jewelers started advertising wedding rings for gay couples.

Later in the same post, Graham wrote that the evangelistic association has moved its accounts from Wells Fargo bank to another bank after Wells Fargo used a same-sex couple in their advertising.

“This is one way we as Christians can speak out — we have the power of choice,” Graham wrote. “Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards. Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention. Share this if you agree.”

Graham is set to preach at the Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham event Aug. 22-23 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

(Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman)

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

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