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Gay Ad Makes Franklin Graham Pull Accounts From Wells Fargo

The funny thing is, he then joined a bank that sponsors a gay pride event.
Gay Ad Makes Franklin Graham Pull Accounts From Wells Fargo

It's not serving the damned dirty queers that has this poster child for nepotism so upset --it's that they used shareholder money to "promote" sin in their advertising! Big no-no, apparently:

It seems Rev. Franklin Graham is not happy with Wells Fargo’s April ad featuring a lesbian couple.

The evangelist preacher announced on Friday that he would pull all of the accounts for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association from Wells Fargo in order to "fight the tide of moral decay that is being crammed down our throats by big business, the media, and the gay & lesbian community."

Graham lamented in a Facebook post that many businesses, including Tiffany & Co., have used same-sex couples in their ads.

"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," he wrote. "Let’s just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against Almighty God’s laws and His standards."

A spokesperson for Wells Fargo responded to Graham's announcement on Monday and reiterated the bank's commitment to serving gays and lesbians.

"At Wells Fargo, serving every customer is core to our vision and values," Christina Kolbjornsen told the Charlotte Observer. "Diversity and inclusion are foundational to who we are as a company. Our advertising content reflects our company’s values and represents the diversity of the communities we serve."

Preachers are so selective about sin, aren't they?

You have to wonder: Why did he immediately join a bank that sponsors a gay pride event? You just can't get away from these people!

Graham told Family Research Council's "Washington Watch" on Monday that he would switch to BB&T, a bank based in North Carolina. However, as Right Wing Watch pointed out, BB&T is a sponsor of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

The bank hosted a fundraiser for Miami Beach Gay Pride in February to honor "Legacy Couples," where the bank also held a wedding ceremony for a gay couple at a makeshift chapel in the bank's South Beach branch.


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Arthur Costa, the regional multicultural markets officer at BB&T told the Miami Herald that the bank supports "individuals and organizations that broaden our perspectives and strengthen the diverse fabric of our communities."

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