*Nineteen black religious leaders visited the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., March 20 to meet with evangelist Franklin Graham, reports the Associated Press.
The visit by the NAACP delegation came three weeks after Graham, president and CEO of both the Billy Graham association and the humanitarian ministry Samaritan’s Purse, apologized for statements in a television interview that appeared to question President Obama’s claim that he is a Christian.
Graham’s apology came after African-American ministers criticized his remarks and said they could be used to promote racism. An NAACP press release described the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting as “to discuss the use of faith as a political weapon and how to advance a new narrative about the meaning of evangelicalism.”
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