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Franklin Graham holds prayer rally at Capitol in Pierre

PIERRE (AP) -- The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in South Dakota to run for public office and to vote for candidates who stand for biblical truth and principles.

PIERRE (AP) - The son of the Rev. Billy Graham is urging Christians in South Dakota to run for public office and to vote for candidates who stand for biblical truth and principles.

Franklin Graham spoke to a crowd Tuesday from the state Capitol's steps in Pierre. He says America is being stripped of its biblical heritage.

South Dakota was the 25th stop on the Decision America Tour, a series of prayer rallies scheduled in all 50 states.

Franklin Graham also reminded listeners of the importance of local offices such as county commissions and school boards in calling for Christians to become political candidates.

He told attendees that gay and lesbian people can force their "wicked agenda" on Christians because Christians sit back on the sidelines.

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