In a full-page ad in Sunday's Columbus
Dispatch, evangelist Billy Graham called on Ohio voters to back
the candidate who opposes gay marriage, a reference to Mitt Romney.
The ad featured a black-and-white photo
of Graham along with the following text: “On Nov. 6, the day before
my 94th birthday, 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 our
hearts back toward God.”
While President Barack Obama came out
in favor of gay nuptials in May, Romney supports passage of a
constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.
Nearly two weeks ago, Romney met with
Graham at his North Carolina retreat to secure his endorsement.
Graham said he would do all he could to help him reach the White
Graham knocks Obama on gay marriage nod.)