A conservative activist and pro-family leader is outraged that
an Obama surrogate recently suggested that evangelist Billy Graham
During an interview on CNN, Markel Hutchins, a left-wing pastor and
ardent supporter of Barack Obama, was asked to comment on the
recent full-page newspaper ad from Billy Graham that
calls on Americans to defend the nation's Judeo-Christian values at
the ballot box November 6.
"I think one of the things that we know is that Reverend Graham
is at a very seasoned and elder stage of his life," Hutchins
stated. "So we've got to wonder how much of this is genuinely
coming from Billy Graham and how much is being fed to him and
propositioned and heaped upon him by those who are around him
-- for example, his ultra-conservative son, the Reverend
Gary Bauer, chairman of Campaign for
Working Families, finds Hutchins' comments extremely
"President Obama is pro-same-sex marriage, he's pro-abortion on
demand; Mitt Romney is pro-normal marriage and pro-life," Bauer
"According to this liberal spokesman on behalf of Barack Obama,
the only explanation for Billy Graham preferring Mitt Romney over
the president must be senility or some other disease."
But the conservative spokesman says these kinds of things happen
when a campaign is in panic mode.
"There [are] increasing signs that, in fact, they may be falling
into a hole in the election," Bauer notes. "So I think
unfortunately, as offensive as some of this stuff is, we'll
probably see more of it."
Bauer adds that this is not the kind of rhetoric used by a
campaign that thinks it will win a second term in the Oval