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Evangelical leader tries to scare up votes by warning of Biden’s ‘gay lesbian agenda’

Nov 5, 2020

By Casey Quinlan

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, is warning voters that a Biden administration could result in the “targeting” of businesses through a “gay lesbian agenda.” Graham also baselessly asserted that Christian businesses and ministries would be put behind bars if Biden won the White House.

In an interview released on Monday, Tony Perkins, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, asked Graham about how a Biden administration would compare to Trump’s.

Perkins asked if, when discussing Graham’s work, whether “it’s much easier when the government sees you as an ally as opposed to an opponent.”

Graham, who is currently the head of the evangelical Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said, “The Obama administration: No question, there was problems there. You had a lot of activists who were in the White House who wanted to push the gay lesbian agenda, and they targeted businesses. You know, they shut them down. Florists, bakers, people like that who refused to participate in a gay wedding.”

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