Letters to the Editor

Leigh LeClair: Graham’s losing cause

Regarding the June 9 news article “Bank’s gay parents ad prompts Graham boycott”: Good luck to Franklin Graham finding a bank that will publicly discriminate against LGBT persons.

I find it funny that he is using Facebook and Twitter, two very LGBT friendly corporations, to gather supporters in his call to boycott companies like General Mills and Wells Fargo.

He might want to check the brand of cell phone and computer he uses. Apple’s CEO is gay. Most, if not all, computer companies have nondiscrimination hiring policies.

Graham should probably explore moving the entire operation out of the U.S. to a more anti-gay-friendly country. Ghana comes to mind since it has very strong anti-LGBT laws due, in some part, to an evangelical church movement that helps preach the anti-gay messages to its people.

I wonder if his organization, Samaritan’s Purse, scouts the areas where it provides disaster relief to make sure it doesn’t help those who live a lifestyle contrary to its beliefs.

Graham’s comments and actions go against everything my Christian friends believe in, treating others as you would want to be treated. Quite sad, really.

Leigh LeClair