Religion Briefs

Faith Community to welcome new reverend

Faith Community Church of the Nazarene, 1400 Colorado Highway 172, will welcome new the Rev. Paul and Sherry Ward at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The Colorado District Superintendent will officiate at an installation service, and a reception will follow.

Rev. Graham backs anti-gay marriage law

RALEIGH, N.C. –The Rev. Billy Graham urged North Carolina voters Wednesday to support an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage, a move that one observer says is highly unusual but another says is in keeping with Graham’s moral beliefs.

“Watching the moral decline of our country causes me great concern,” said the 93-year-old Graham. “I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected.”

His complete statement about Amendment One will be part of full-page ads slated to appear in 14 North Carolina newspapers throughout the weekend.

Graham’s statement was issued by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which is based in Charlotte and is led by Graham’s son, the Rev. Franklin Graham.

Herald Staff and Associated Press