Dr. Billy Graham is using newspaper ads to urge people to "vote
for biblical values" November 6.
The full-page Wall Street Journal ad ran yesterday and
made its debut in USA Today today. Similar ads are
expected to follow in as many as a dozen states over the next few
weeks. The honored evangelist is urging people to make their ballot
decision based on biblical principles, including support for the
nation of Israel, life, and traditional marriage.
The WSJ ad simply features a photo of Dr.
Graham holding the Bible. His brief plea makes no mention of Barack
Obama or Mitt Romney. "Vote for biblical values this November 6,
and pray with me that America will remain one nation under God," it
On American Family
Radio's "Today's Issues" program, Dr. David
Jeremiah recently shared that the idea originated from a
one-on-one visit with Dr. Graham's son, Franklin Graham, in North
"He said, 'Let me talk to my father.' The next day, I was
leaving Boone to get back on the plane and come home, and he called
me and … said -- and this is so funny because Franklin calls his
dad, Dr. Billy Graham, he calls him 'Daddy' -- he said, 'I talked
to Daddy about this, and he thinks it's a great idea. And Dr.
Jeremiah, he wants you to make it happen,'" the pastor
Dr. Jeremiah explains he soon found donors who "were just
extremely thrilled to be able to help" remind people "that
there's a moral climate in this nation that needs to be
"Well, we're at a tipping point, really; there's no question
about it," Jeremiah asserts. "If we have another four years of
moral slippage in our national politic [like] we've had in the last
four years, it may not be possible for it to be turned around."
Dr. Jeremiah recently released a seven-minute video with the
same message as Dr. Graham's newspaper ads: vote values (
see earlier story).
The Shadow Mountain Community Church senior pastor and Turning
Point Radio and Television Ministries founder says he personally
thinks about the kind of nation his children and grandchildren will
inherit if the country does not make a turnaround in the near