Source: Religion News Service Writer: Adelle M. Banks
Religious leaders from the NAACP met with evangelist Franklin Graham Tuesday (March 20), less than a month after they accused him of “bearing false witness” when he questioned President Obama‘s Christian faith.
“All parties were in agreement that it is essential to our society and our faith that we refrain from demonizing Christians and people of other faiths when they do not agree with us,” said the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, a NAACP vice president, in a statement released after the meeting at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.
“We look forward to continued discussions with Rev. Graham.”
On Feb. 28, prominent clergy from the NAACP accused Graham of “bearing false witness” and inciting racial discord when he said he couldn’t say whether Obama is a Christian and added that “under Islamic law, the Muslim world sees Barack Obama as a Muslim.”