Billy Graham Endorses Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Latest example in debate over whether famed evangelist has suddenly turned political.

Billy Graham has thrown his hat into the political arena once again, endorsing Minnesota's proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. (The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was long headquartered in Minneapolis.)

CT recently examined whether the famed evangelist has suddenly turned political, given debate over a series of public statements by Graham this year (including a current "Vote Biblical Values" national ad campaign and support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former governor Mike Huckabee's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day", and a North Carolina ban on same-sex marriage).

Short answer? A biographer and a historian say yes, while Graham's longtime spokesman says no.

CT also queried experts on whether the BGEA should have removed Mormons from a list of "cults."

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