"I strong 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," reads copy from one version of the ad.
The North Carolina NAACP will hold a news conference in Charlotte this morning to push back against this message. The group says that Graham's "ultra-conservative" version of Christianity is not the only one that ought to inform the electorate:
"The values people ought to consider when voting this year are: 1) economic sustainability, addressing poverty, full employment and labor rights, 2) educational equality for all students and children, 3) healthcare for all and ensuring access to Medicare and Medicaid, 4) addressing the continuing inequalities in the criminal justice system for black, brown and poor white people, 5) protecting, defending and expanding voting rights for all people," Rev. Barber said.
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