Monday, May 07, 2012

"Billy" Graham Speaks Out Against Marriage Equality

Ninety-three-year-old Billy Graham released a statement, and a full page ad, last week on the proposed marriage amendment in North Carolina to Constitutionally ban same-sex marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, and, well, probably anything that might be beneficial to committed gay couples in that state.
Yeah, in the name of God, the aged bigot has spoken. At least, I think so. See, Graham doesn't appear in public much because he's NINETY-THREE. This makes me wonder if this is actually his statement, or his statement according to his wingnut children.
Remember, it was Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, who said God would smite North Carolina if the Constitution wasn't amended to discriminate. So, I'm thinking Billy's sitting in a rocker somewhere, drinking sweet tea, and his batshit crazy daughter, who has nothing better to do than strike fear in the hearts of the overtly religious, isn't behind this mess.
Note to Anne Lotz: STFU. Keep your "religion"--and I put it in quotes because, while you may disagree, Hate is not God-like--out of the North Carolina state Constitution. Religion has no place in the laws of that state, any state, or this country.
You are free to be whatever religion you choose, and say all kinds of delusional things, so why don't you just sit back, shellac your hair, and let gay people, gay couples, have the same rights, privileges and freedoms as their straight counterparts.
And, for God's sake, stop using your father to spew your filth.


kathy said...

Dear Billy, I never thought I'd see the day of selective religious discrimination on the ballot.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Franklin and Ann's days in the limelight are only as long as their father's life. Once he passes to his reward, Billy's children will become asterisks in history. Their only real claim to fame is riding his shirt tails. Neither of them has blazed any trails like their father has, and they are probably will be lost without his "leverage" with the media.

Tivo Mom said...

I agree with Cool Cookie...and FYI, being from NC and growing up with the Billy Graham as a major religious leader, he was just that, a religious leader. He was outspoken about some things but he always came across as a decent human being. I may not agree with his beliefs but he was never hate filled. His children, on the other hand, have become so political (since Daddy became crazy) and use his name constantly to "get the word out there". I am pulling for my home state to do the right thing tomorrow!!!

mistress maddie said...

I'm bad. Why did I think he had bought a farm already!

Bill Dameron said...

Oh, I think it's time he took up this issue with his maker, in person.