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Oops: Franklin Graham moves bank accounts from gay-friendly bank to one that sponsors gay pride events

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Evangelist Franklin Graham has found a new bank to handle his organization’s financial needs after pulling his money out and calling for a boycott of Wells Fargo Bank because he felt they were promoting a “godless lifestyle” by using gay couples in their ads.

Unfortunately for Graham, his new bank is a major sponsor of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as well as sponsoring a “Legacy Couples” program that celebrates committed relationships between same-sex couples.

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As Right Wing Watch reports, Graham went on a radio show sponsored  by the Family Research Council and told host Craig James that he was moving his accounts to North Carolina-based BB&T.

Saying he only wants a bank that tells him what interest rates they will pay and what his service charges will be, Graham said he thinks banks should stick to banking.

“At Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we’re closing our accounts at Wells Fargo and moving it to another bank here in North Carolina, BB&T that is  a good bank, and we’ve done business with for many years and it’s just a good solid bank,”Graham said before  giving the bank an additional boost, saying his organization will save about $100,000 in service charges by leaving Wells Fargo.

However, as Right Wing Watch notes, Graham may be less familiar with BB&T’s marketing practices than he is with the Book of Genesis.

BB&T is listed as a sponsor of the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade,  as well as a major sponsor of the Legacy Couples program in South Florida, honoring committed gay couples.

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“For more than 140 years, BB&T has supported the goals of our clients, friends and neighbors by sharing financial knowledge and guidance,” said Arthur Costa, BB&T Regional Multicultural Markets Officer. “We also support the individuals and organizations that broaden our perspectives and strengthen the diverse fabric of our communities. That’s why BB&T is proud to be a part of this day of pride and celebration of the 2015 Legacy Couples.”

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Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial

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Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts made his first major intervention in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished his closing arguments on why former National Security Advisor John Bolton should testify, the White House team went on the attack. Yelling and demanding apologies, the president's team was more animated than they'd been all night. Roberts then admonished the House and White House on their language.

Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."

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White House lawyers begin yelling at Democrats during late-night impeachment trial — after Trump starts tweeting

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President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.

Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.

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Mick Mulvaney released treasure trove of OMB documents — 2 minutes before midnight

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney released a huge cache of documents on Tuesday evening -- minutes before the midnight deadline.

The documents were released to the ethics group American oversight, which had pursued a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the department.

"Two minutes before midnight, OMB released 192 pages of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight, including emails that have not been previously released," American Oversight announced.

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