Billy Graham Joins the Campaign Against Gay Marriage

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
May 3 2012 11:45 AM

Billy Graham Joins the Campaign Against Gay Marriage

Matt Comer scoops the simple, powerful North Carolina ad that Billy Graham has approved for the "Yes on Amendment One" campaign -- the struggle to ban all legal unions except traditional marriage.

billygrahamamendment

There are times when an old pol or celebrity has mostly checked out but has his image appropriated anyway. This doesn't look like one of those cases. Graham, from all reports, is on oxygen therapy but still working on a book -- i.e., he's still sharp. He's also framing the amendment as 1) merely a reaffirmation of what marriage means (it isn't, as it ends benefits for straight civil partnerships, too) and 2) what the Bible wants us to have.

Ah, well. It's more convincing than this endorsement.

 

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

  Slate Plus
Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.