GOP candidate blasted for practicing ‘Billy Graham rule’ selling ‘My Truck. My Rules’ bumper stickers | 7/23/2019 | Staff
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A Mississippi Republican candidate criticized for refusing to be alone with a female reporter due to his following of the “Billy Graham rule” has launched a bumper sticker campaign defending his decision.

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Robert Foster, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the upcoming gubernatorial election, is selling bumper stickers with the phrase “My Truck. My Rules.”

The sticker campaign was launched last week, according to local news outlet WXXV News 25, with the stickers being offered in return for a donation of at least $5.00.

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Foster garnered national attention when he told reporter Larrison Campbell of Mississippi Today that she needed a male colleague to accompany her if she wanted to go with Foster on a 15-hour “ride-along” as part of his campaign.

Foster cited the rule, made famous by notable evangelist Billy Graham, in which a man avoids being alone with a woman who is not his wife, even for professional reasons.

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Washington Post columnist Monica Hesse wrote an opinion piece in which she claimed Foster demeaned Campbell by invoking the rule.

“They just presume that your marriage vows are so flimsy that you can’t be trusted to uphold them unless a babysitter monitors you,” claimed Hesse.

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