Franklin Graham 'outraged' Over ACC Move to Pull out of NC

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Evangelist Franklin Graham has sent a letter to the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference saying he's "outraged" as the decision by the league to pull its championship games out of North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people.

 

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2d3Bywy) the son of the Rev. Billy Graham sent a letter to ACC commissioner John Swofford. Copies were sent to the presidents of the 15 member schools.

 

In the letter, the younger Graham called on Swofford not to make "political pawns of student-athletes." He also told Swofford that the ACC, NCAA and other companies and organizations now boycotting North Carolina because of the controversial law known as HB2 are guilty of "profound hypocrisy" for "making calculated business decisions disguised as moral outrage."

 

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