Minneapolis, MN – One of America’s most beloved and accomplished Christian leaders, evangelist Billy Graham, has given his personal endorsement of the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment in the state of North Carolina.
“As we in Minnesota will do in November, tomorrow North Carolina voters will decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment preserving marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” said John Helmberger, Chairman of Minnesota for Marriage. “There is no more accomplished or revered Christian leader in this nation than Billy Graham. He has personally counseled every American president since Harry Truman. His worldwide crusades are responsible for the conversion of over three million Christians, and his sermons preaching the Gospel have been seen or heard by over 2.2 billion people around the world. The Gallup survey consistently listed Dr. Graham as one of America’s most admired citizens, and ranked him as the seventh-most admired American of the 20th Century.”
In his endorsement of the North Carolina marriage amendment, Dr. Graham said, “At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage. 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 8th.” Dr. Graham’s powerful endorsement of traditional marriage is just as applicable here in Minnesota as it is in North Carolina.
“We urge all Minnesotans to consider the recommendation of this beloved and respected leader and get involved with Minnesota for Marriage to support the Marriage Protection Amendment this November,” said Helmberger.