The Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast Region office in Buckhead quickly responded to Rev. Franklin Graham who called for living according to the Christian Bible and with criticism of same-sex marriage, transgender rights and abortion.
ADL decried the remarks by the son of evangelist Billy Graham.
“While Mr. Graham is entitled to express his opinion on same-sex marriage and transgender individuals, it is a shame that he uses his bully pulpit to condemn and dehumanize those who are different from him,” ADL Southeast Regional Director Mark Moskowitz (in the photo) said in a statement.
Graham’s Decision America Tour stop provided support for at least eight bills in the General Assembly that the sponsors say would protect religious freedom but that opponents say would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community. The Graham rally was held a day after Georgia Equality gathered critics of those bills, including at least 10 rabbis and SOJOURN leadership, on the same plaza.