With less than a week to go before Election Day, campaigns and other organizations are emptying their coffers to fund a barrage of last-minute political ads. One such blitz, which featured a full-page spread in last Sunday’s New York Times, is led by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and urges Americans to “vote for biblical values.” Graham’s face appears in the ad with the following text:And, as of yesterday, also in the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune. It's worth remembering that a lot of evangelicals sat things out in 2008. There is reason to believe that they will be back tomorrow.
“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.”
The ad, which first appeared about a week after Graham and his son Franklin met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in North Carolina, has also run in the Wisconsin State Journal, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and more than a dozen newspapers altogether, according to the Huffington Post.
Monday, November 05, 2012
When the post-mortems come in (Part III). . .
. . . on this election cycle, here's something else that we'll want to consider: