Franklin Graham rips NFL’s Patriots for sponsoring ‘Gay Bowl’

North Carolina-based evangelist Franklin Graham says the New England Patriots should be ashamed of themselves. His reason: The 2017 Super Bowl champions have announced they’ll be the first NFL team to sponsor the “Gay Bowl,” the national championship tournament for LGBTQ flag football teams. Gay Bowl 17 will be held in the Boston area in early October. In a Friday Facebook post, Graham – CEO of the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – wrote that “I’m disappointed that a great team from such a wonderful area of the country would promote a sinful lifestyle like this. Shame on them.” Graham even deputized Facebook followers to echo his latest venture into moral policing by contacting