Franklin Graham: Pray for yoga-practicing Gov. Kate Brown

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“If the church went to the polls and voted, you could turn this state around,” Graham told the crowd at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. “The enemy out there thinks the church is asleep.”

Asked by reporters during a phone-in news conference about her religious beliefs, Brown said she is a yogi, or one who practices yoga.

While in India, yoga for many is a spiritual or religious practice, in America it is generally secular.

Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Brown’s Republican challenger on the Nov. 6 ballot, Rep. Knute Buehler of Bend, “was not brought up in a particular faither community,” according to campaign spokeswoman Monica Wroblewski.

“Patty and Knute have mostly attended catholic churches over the years,” Wroblewski wrote in an email, noting that Buehler’s wife Patty is Catholic.

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