Franklin Graham May 24, 2016
1 Billy Graham Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28201-0001
Dear Reverend Graham,
You may remember me, I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago. My name is Rhiannon Tibbetts. I am writing to you again, in response to the recent correspondence that I received appealing for some financial support. I am responding with a very modest donation in an effort to try to build some bridges of understanding. I am disabled and I barely make ends meet, so even five dollars is a generous effort for me. In case you don’t remember me, I recently sent you a letter appealing for some understanding for my transgender community. I am enclosing, along with this letter and my donation, a sample of some of my writing. Although you may not have the time to read it, I hope that someone there will have a chance to take a look at it.
I am an author, and I have published nine books in recent years. I am hoping that someday you might come to see the transgender community as a hurting group in need of compassion. I support your ongoing efforts to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. I tend to see His ministry as a liberating message of mercy, for which I am very grateful for. I hope that we can someday find some kind of common ground from which to communicate. We all really have more things in common than ways we are different.
I will pray for your ministry and for Christian evangelism in general.
Thank you, Your sister in Christ, Rhiannon Tibbetts
Written by Rhiannon Tibbetts © 2016