Gawker- Having discovered the concept of the boycott, Graham then urged others to join him, writing, “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.”
I consider myself a very accepting person. Generally that statement would be followed with some diatribe about how I am okay with homosexuality, but since it's 2015, that pretty much goes without saying. I say I am accepting because I accept those that don't accept homosexuality. That's not to say that I understand them. It's not to say I associate with them. However, they are entitled to their beliefs no matter how stupid and antiquated they may be.
With that said, boycotting places that provide service to gay people is a pretty risky proposition. By that I mean, your options in establishments become very limited. You don't know want to go to a bank that has a couple gays in the commercial? To each his own. Enjoy outsourcing your money to Russia. I heard they are real sticklers with the interest rate. Can't imagine it will be too convenient to fly to Indiana every time you want to eat out. I welcome homosexuality not only because I believe everyone is equal, but because I don't feel like staging a walkout if I end up behind two dudes kissing at my favorite pizza place. Hell, if I had to boycott every clothing store that allowed gays I would have to walk around dressed like a homeless person or a Saudi Arabian national. At this point I would have to trade my television in and entertain myself strictly though radically religious podcasts. There used to be a time when being gay was inconvenient. We have now reached a point where it's way more inconvenient to be homophobic. Fuck the back of the bus, if you want to be segregated from gays nowadays you better be a big fan of walking. Franklin Graham may be ready to travel far and wide to complete menial everyday tasks, but I'm certainly not. If it means only traveling a block away to get my dry cleaning then they can squeeze my ass and call me 'Daddy' on the way out.
P.S. Nice try Franky...
Unfortunately for Graham, the tendrils of the international homosexual conspiracy run too deep to ever truly escape: As CNN Money notes, the Billy Graham Association’s new bank, the North Carolina-based BB&T, doesn’t just depict gays in commercials but actively supports them as a sponsor of Miami Beach Gay Pride.