Graham calls for conversion, prayer in politics at rally

JACKSON – Franklin Graham, son of iconic televangelist Billy Graham, stopped in Jackson on Wednesday, April 13, for the Mississippi leg of the Decision America Tour. Graham is making stops in every state capitol to call people to prayer and political activism.
The preacher reminded people they cannot depend on any political party to save the country. That, he said, would take faith in Jesus and hard work. In addition to inviting people to give themselves to Christ, Graham invited them to make a pledge to consider running for office or working for a campaign each person thought would advance Christian ideals.
The rallies combine old-fashioned music and prayer with a high-tech element. People who needed prayer or who wanted to sign the pledge could text their support to a number and someone from Graham’s organization would get back to them with local contacts and information. Several thousand people braved threatening skies for the noon-time rally on the Capitol steps.