CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Franklin Graham, the son of legendary Christian evangelist Billy Graham, is bringing his Decision America 2016 tour to Charleston on Thursday, a 50-state swing that he has called a “campaign for God.”
The event, at noon on the south steps of the state Capitol, is expected to draw thousands of people and will shut down Kanawha Boulevard between Greenbrier Street and California Avenue from 6 a.m. until at least 2 p.m.
Churches and charity organizations are barred from participating in or intervening in any political campaign.
Graham has not endorsed a candidate, but has expressed support for Donald Trump, saying he agreed with the Republican businessman’s call to ban Muslims — all 1.6 billion of them — from entering the U.S.
On Tuesday, in a Facebook post, he criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her policies on energy and coal, citing the Democratic front-runner’s recent visit to West Virginia…