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Billy Graham takes full-page ad in Ohio newspaper to back Romney
Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/22/2012 | Robin Abcarian

Posted on 10/22/2012 11:40:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In the heart of one of the nation’s most contested states, newspaper readers awoke Sunday to a full-page plea from America’s most famous evangelist to vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Sort of.

The full-page ad in the Columbus Dispatch featured a black-and-white photo of the Rev. Billy Graham, with a brief text burned into the dark background in white letters over Graham’s signature.

“On Nov. 6, the day before my 94th birthday,” read Graham’s message, “our nation will hold one of the most critical elections in my lifetime. We are at a crossroads and there are profound moral issues at stake. I strongly urge you to vote for candidates who support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms. The Bible speaks clearly on these crucial issues. Please join me in praying for America, that we will turn out hearts back toward God.”

It was as close to an endorsement of Romney as Graham could get without explicitly saying so.

In May, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage rights, and he has always supported abortion rights. In January, he was accused of trampling on religious freedom when his administration got into a tangle with religious organizations over whether they should be forced to offer health insurance plans to employees that cover contraception and abortion.

Romney opposes gay marriage. Although he was in favor of abortion rights earlier in his political career, has renounced that position and opposes abortion in almost all cases.

This is not the first such ad that Graham has purchased in recent days.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: ads; billygraham; christianvote; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; ohio; prolifevote; romney
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To: Sola Veritas
Traditional marriage support should be pushed at ALL levels of government....by those seeking office.

Actually, it's just as important, if not MORE important, to bolster this support at the local level. That's were the rubber meets the road.

51 posted on 10/23/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ansel12

Actually I am severely underwhelmed! We have the two most pro-life candidates since Ronald Reagan vs the most pro-abortion president in history. It is however overwhelming to me that anyone with even a smidge of common sense would have any difficulty deciding which team to support.


52 posted on 10/23/2012 2:34:08 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

As nice as it is that you share your emotions and feelings in every post, Mitt Romney is the most pro-abortion republican candidate in history, so radical that it is unimaginable that a man so dedicated to abortion could have become the party’s nominee.

Already since winning the nomination, the pro-abortion Mitt Romney has rejected the republican pro-life platform

Were you aware that he had reverted to his pro-abortion position?


53 posted on 10/23/2012 4:49:35 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: ansel12
Ansel, I am worried about you buddy. You need a setious reality check. ccording to Drudge the supposed “October Surprise” trial balloon from Gloria Allred was that he tried to talk some Mormon woman out of getting an abortion. I suppose though in your twisted way of looking at things that Gloria is trying to help Romney get elected. ; )
54 posted on 10/23/2012 11:42:37 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: ansel12
My advice to you would be to lay off of the sweets; I think that they make you hyper.


55 posted on 10/23/2012 11:46:53 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: fireman15

You need to read the posts sent to you. Romney DID reject the party’s pro-life platform, and he HAS returned to his pro-abortion position, “health” means abortion on demand.

To: fireman15
How is quoting Romney a lie?

August 27, 2012 CBS interview.
PELLEY: Well, the platform as written at this convention for the Republicans does not allow for exceptions on abortion with regard to the health of the mother or rape or incest. Is that where you are?

ROMNEY: No. My position has been clear throughout this campaign. I’m in favor of abortion being legal in the case of rape and incest, and the health and life of the mother.

48 posted on Tue Oct 23 2012 10:27:32 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) by ansel12


56 posted on 10/23/2012 11:58:58 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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