CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Evangelist Franklin Graham preached from the steps outside the West Virginia Capitol building Thursday, urging a crowd of thousands to put God back in government.
Franklin, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, encouraged the faithful to vote for Christians and run for public office.
“I’m not here to tell you who to vote for, but let’s vote for candidates that stand for biblical truth, for biblical principles who are not going to compromise,” Graham said. “Ladies and gentlemen, we need men and women in high places that honor God.”
Graham’s visit to West Virginia was the 22nd stop in his 50-state “Decision America Tour 2016.” During the hour-long rally, the crowd prayed, sang hymns, cheered, waved Christian and American flags, pledged themselves to God and country, and twice texted their phone numbers to Graham’s international ministry.
With West Virginia’s primary election five days away, Graham said he wasn’t going to tell anyone whom to vote for Tuesday.
“You may have to choose the best of the two heathens…