Evangelist Franklin Graham on Tuesday lamented passage of North Carolina's first LGBT protections ordinance and called on Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to block it.

The ordinance, approved Monday by Charlotte City Council, prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in public accommodations, vehicles for hire and government contracting.

(Related: Charlotte approves LGBT protections ordinance.)

Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association, chided Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and City Council members who voted for the ordinance.

“Shame on Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the City Council members who voted last night to pass an ordinance that would allow people to use the bathroom of their choice, not based on their biological sex,” Graham wrote in a Facebook post.

“I hope [McCrory] will take swift action to strike down this dangerous ordinance or bring it to a referendum for voters to decide. If this were put to a vote in Charlotte, I'm sure it would be overwhelmingly defeated by Democrats and Republicans alike,” he said.

(Related: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory “saddened” by Charlotte LGBT protections; vows repeal.)

Graham praised the four council members who voted against passage, saying they had “the courage to do the right thing and vote NO.”