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The head of a Christian charity is boycotting Wells Fargo over this beautiful advert

Nick Duffy June 9, 2015
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The President of Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse plans to boycott Wells Fargo, over an advert featuring same-sex parents.

Franklin Graham, the son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham, was upset about the tear-jerking ad released earlier this year by the bank, which features two women learning sign language.

It’s not initially clear why the pair are putting effort into learning to sign – but they are later revealed to have been been preparing to adopt a young deaf girl.

However, Mr Graham was not impressed by the ad – and ranted on Facebook that he would be closing his accounts with the company.

He wrote: “Have you ever asked yourself–how can we fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community?

“Every day it is something else! Tiffany’s started advertising wedding rings for gay couples. Wells Fargo bank is using a same-sex couple in their advertising. And there are more. But it has dawned on me that we don’t have to do business with them.

“At the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we are moving our accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank. And guess what—we don’t have to shop at Tiffany & Co., there are plenty of other jewelry stores.

“This is one way we as Christians can speak out—we have the power of choice. Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards.

“Maybe if enough of us do this, it will get their attention. Share this if you agree.”

Graham is the President of international charity Samaritan’s Purse. He is listed as a trustee of Samaritan’s Purse UK, which runs the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

He recently claimed that United Stated will ‘disintegrate’ because of same-sex marriage.

He previously claimed Canada has “suffered greatly” over equal marriage, claiming: “Canada began federally mandating same-sex marriage in 2005. What’s happened since then?

“One result has been that freedom of speech, press, and religion have suffered greatly.

“If you say or write anything questioning same-sex marriage, you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government!”

He has also previously said that Vladimir Putin is “doing what’s right for Russia” by implementing anti-gay policies.

 

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