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Billy Graham’s Son Praises Putin For Protecting Russia From the “Damaging” Gay Agenda

FranklinGrahamEvangelist Billy Graham liked to cozy up to politicians, like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. His son Franklin likes presidents too, but in his case it’s Vladimir Putin. In a column in the Graham empire magazine, Decision, the younger Graham praises Putin for his anti-gay policies and takes President Obama to task for not following in Vlad’s footsteps.

“In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues,” Graham writes. “Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.”

“Our president and his attorney general have turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead. This is shameful.”

While Graham says he is not endorsing Putin, it sure sounds like it. “Isn’t it sad, though, that America’s own morality has fallen so far that on this issue — protecting children from any homosexual agenda or propaganda — Russia’s standard is higher than our own?”

If by “standard” you mean setting loose vigilantes to violently attacking anyone suspected of being gay, then, yes, Russia is the standard.

Franklin Graham is capitalizing on his father’s name, but not on his father’s philosophy. Billy Graham said in his autobiography that he wishes that he had “steered clear of politics.” Apparently, the son didn’t learn from the father’s mistakes.

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21 Comments

  • JoeyBoots@aol.com

    What a sick and twisted SOB – I cannot believe people actually follow scum like this – a wolf in sheeps clothing supposedly speaking for God…….somebody should tell him Jesus never some on gays. This guy needs to be glitter-bombed.

  • JoeyBoots@aol.com

    *spoke not “some”

  • sweetbrandigirl2004

    I’m glad He so F%^&kin happy ! Why doesn’t he do us all a favor and move there so we don’t have to listen to his BS

  • hyhybt

    OK, so then who was it that had an at least somewhat gay-friendly church that met in a bar?

  • hyhybt

    Never mind; it was Jay Bakker I had him confused with.

  • dvlaries

    This is why there should be little joy that Phelps is near death – his philosophy won’t be departing with him, and the spot he vacates will be swiftly filled by someone as vocally hateful and eager for media attention. As long as bleating ignorance will summon a camera and a microphone, it will always regenerate.

  • hotshot70

    All these televangelist preachers are the biggest hypocrites. I bet he dips his pen in the man ink!

  • jckfmsincty

    He got him a pretty mouth. Whew, doggies.

  • JoeyBoots@aol.com

    @dvlaries:

    well said sir.

  • JoeyBoots@aol.com

    @jckfmsincty:

    “perty”

  • Caleb in SC

    Franklin Graham has yet to realize that what made his father so universally liked was the fact that Billy Graham stayed out of politics. Great observation about Franklin being a Fred Phelps in the wings.

  • rextrek

    I sent this to his facebook……

    Just MOVE to RUSSIA if you love it so much…BYE COMRAD! But, alas a Charleton like you – Living off daddy’s coat-tails, and SHeeples Money $$$$$ ..Ka-Ching….wouldn’t be able to LIVE the LAVISH Lifestyle you’re Used too here in Merikkka….where you’ve Fleeced the Brainwashed for MILLIONS, Living in your Mansion, with all your Jewelry, hired help, chauffeurs etc etc………you’re a disgusting Human Being!

  • Cam

    Let’s take a look at the conservatives in American now shall we?

    FOX News, owned by a foreign born man and has been shown to attack the U.S. govt. and the president no matter which side of an issue he comes down on.

    U.S. conservative politicians tell their base that the govt. is the problem, and have called Putin a great leader.

    Conservative religious leaders embrace Putin.

    At what point do people realize that these folks are anti-American and are enemies of the govt. of the United states?

  • Ben Dover

    “damaging effects of any [?] gay agenda.” – Funny how homophobes always know there is some mysterious “gay agenda” out there, even though no one has ever seen a copy of it.

  • GeriHew

    Is that really his own he’s wearing?

  • barkomatic

    He’s not his dad and his movement is going to die out. It’s from another time.

  • jesaves

    It makes me laugh when right wing nut jobs complain that America is loosing its morality and integrity. America has never had any integrity to begin with the country was built on the oppression of minorities. These rich ignorant religious white men make these claims because they know that their hold is slipping and the future more enlightened generations are going to wipe them out

  • Ms Urethra Johnson

    Fred Phelps called… he wants his hatred back…

  • NateOcean

    @Caleb in SC: Not really. Read more about Billy Graham being a political douche-bag in the Wikipedia article. He considered himself the Pastor to the Presidents, and had several run ins involving race and religion in politics. He was buddy-buddy with Richard Nixon, and silently stood by while Nixon made derogatory comments about blacks and Jews.

    So at least we know where Franklin gets his nastiness from. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  • Caleb in SC

    @NateOcean: I agree to a point. Franklin’s problem is that he, by his own admission, “found God” at a relatively late date, and only because he had already coked and whored around. Typical.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I cannot trust one who scowls and smiles at the same time. They’re conflicted.

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