Graham Prays Outside Pentagon After Being Barred
- Andrea Stone - AOLnews.com
- May 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (May 6) -- Evangelist Franklin Graham went to the Pentagon this morning to pray, unbowed after Army officials told him he couldn't come inside to lead today's National Day of Prayer service because of his comments about Islam.
Graham, his wife and three others prayed for about five minutes outside the Pentagon before visiting the nearby 9/11 Memorial and answering reporters' questions. He thanked President Barack Obama for issuing a National Day of Prayer proclamation and for instructing the Justice Department to challenge a federal court ruling that declared the event unconstitutional.
But Graham did not back down from the views about Islam -- that it is an "evil" religion -- that got him booted in the first place.
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