Preacher Franklin Graham is pleased to see the end of Pride Month. In a weekend posting to his Facebook page, Graham said that being anything other than heterosexual is a sin and that celebrating it is like celebrating murder.
“Gay Pride month has come to an end,” he stated. “This is an entire month set aside to celebrate a lifestyle that God defines as sin. It’s like setting a month aside to celebrate lying, adultery, or murder (which includes abortion), or anything else that God says is sin.
“The Bible also tells us that God hates pride. Shame on the nation that celebrates and glorifies sin. All of us are guilty of sin, which means breaking God’s standards. The Bible says, ‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’ But instead of celebrating and taking pride in our sin, we should come to God, our Creator, in repentance, asking Him to forgive us and cleanse us.
He concluded, “If you are willing to turn from your sin and put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ, God will forgive you and give you a new life. Now that’s something to celebrate!”
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Graham, 68, is the son of the late evangelical preacher, Billy Graham. He continues to enjoy a huge following. His posting has had hundreds of thousands of ‘thumbs-up’ or ‘heart’ emojis and prompted 60,000 comments, most of which are simply saying “Amen”. He has 2.3million followers on Twitter and 9.6million on Facebook.
Condemning the lives of LGBTQ is a regular theme for Graham and one that he reliably returns to every few months. In 2016, he condemned the idea of a Stonewall monument as a “monument to Sin.”
He has also spoken out against banning so-called conversion therapy and against same-sex marriage.
Last year, Graham was involved with a temporary hospital facility being set up in Central Park, New York City, to help care for Covid patients. However, volunteers had to sign a ‘morality pledge’ saying they only recognized marriage as, “the exclusive union between one genetic male and one genetic female” before they could be accepted.
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““Gay Pride month has come to an end,” he stated. “This is an entire month set aside to celebrate a lifestyle that God defines as sin.”
No, actually the main thing they use to talk about it being a sin is either from St. Paul, not God, or the other section where they also call getting a tattoo, wearing mixed fiber cloth, and eating shrimp abominations. Meanwhile Christ stated that divorce is a sin.
So until Graham gives a long speech saying that anyone getting a tattoo, a divorce, wearing a cotton-poly blend or eating shrimp/lobster/clams or pork a sinner, we know it’s just all about hate and bigotry and squeezing money out of his followers.
Exactly. Jesus never said a thing about homosexuality. Evangelicals love to play pick and choose from the Bible.
God didn’t comment on petroleum based fabric, mainly just wool and linen.
There is an old saying: “It is better to be thought of as ignorant than to open one’s mouth and leave no doubt.”
ah- what the hell is Christianity if not a celebration of murder? Hell, they even wear a symbol of the murder device- the cross.
It IS strange. Crucifixion was a routine death penalty device back then. Imagine someone hanging a silver electric chair around their neck. (Dunno how they’d depict a gas chamber as jewelry!)
According to Matthew 23 Jesus specifically forbid his followers from having religious leaders, so when is this religious “leader” going to be punished for being a servant of the anti-christ?
Oh, you think they even care? It’s nothing more, nothing less a ponzi scheme to make gullible people give these religious freaks all of their money. You know if this Preacher said the quite part out loud, he will lose everything.
As a kid I went thru a phase where I was concerned that maybe I became gay because the pictures of Jesus at my church were so damn CUTE.
Those blond haired, blue eyes pictures does it every time.
those 6 pack abs!
For shame! He knows that many of his followers if not he himself have gay children, nephews, nieces, etc. Imagine encouraging people to condemn their children for being who they are. Love will win, but meanwhile we have to put up with false prophets and as*holes like Graham.
Making these comments keeps him relevant with his flock. So he makes money off of pride and abortion and murder. Of course, telling people that the Bible is true is the biggest lie he makes money from.
Man About Town
“Crucifixes are sexy because there’s a naked man on them.” — Madonna
Donating to the Catholic Church supports pedophilia.
Every time he opens his mouth about gay people, Graham justifies and gives life to Pride celebrations.
False Prophet Graham and his love of Anti Christ Trump. funny isn’t it but does so much evil these theocratic zealots of fake Christianity.
Evangelicals beliefs are based on fear and hate. Fear of death of course and hate for those that are different. Of course for grifters like daddys boy here it makes it so easy to manipulate them.
I hope Pride Month really hit his nerve and ruined his entire June.
Josh in OR
And his brand of hateful, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, racist ‘Christianity’ has historically (and recently) led to abuse, terrorism, fascism, slavery, rape, forced pregnancies, torture, mutilations, suicides, murders, genocide, and most recently, supported a near coup.
It has led us to the brink of an existential disaster by supporting the Golden Ass the GOP erected in the absence of any other gods.
So to Hell with Franklin Graham, and let his twisted, white supremacist version of Christianity burn like the trash it is.
I hope he dies slowly, and painfully, abandoned by the God he defamed with his every breath…
God hates gluttony! How about all those fat Evangelical preachers who are fat with tattoos both forbidden in the Bible!
This clown can lick my hairy beanbag.
It would be better to say he CAN’T lick your hairy bean bag. BTW, hairy bean bag is brilliant.
This individual would not know Jesus if he tapped him on the shoulder. Franklin Graham=evil. He could not be more un-Christian if he tried. In fact, he is a disgrace to all that Jesus stood for!
Nobody who worships Donald Trump the way Franklin does should be passing judgment on anyone else. Franklin is so full of arrogance and pride in himself that he’s nothing but a hypocrite. In terms he might understand, he’s a modern day Pharisee, and God was very unimpressed with them.
HE is a piece of shit like his old man. Both greedy pigs
Who cares what he says? I love how he considers pride to celebrating adultery, yet he was/is in full support of an adulterer 3xs over, most Christians are adulterers, married more than once. The Bible never called homosexuality sin as the word wasn’t invented yet, the word was abomination which is not sin but a strong dislike and it was talking about temple prostitution. Graham is riding his father’s coat tails he has no agency of his own, no one heard of him until his father’s death. Christians cringe during June, it’s funny.
Franklin Graham will say anything to ensure people worship him. Reality is going to be a shock for him!
Speaking of murder…
pretty sure God hates the bossy and entitled types that are misconstruing the true meaning of the Bible. he’d also frown upon hating another group of folks, calling them names, and spreading lies.
What a quack.
When is this CHARLATAN fraud gonna die ?
So once again, this old bigoted charlatan is trying to pass himself off as some sort of a moral authority and as a Christian…
He should be mocked and marginalized for spreading around dissention and his hateful views.
Our history is full of these types of power hungry megalomaniacs and they should be driven from the public square.
“The Bible says God hates pride…” I hate to say it but that was a clever play on words. Anyway, he just wants attention, let us not give it to him.
And he is the son of Billy Graham? Are we sure they did not mix up the babies at the hospital? I am a 75-year-old gay man that is a retired Baptist minister and I cannot find one place in my Bible that spews the hate this man does. Being also a retired child abuse investigator, he is exhibiting classic signs of a child that was abused. JFFT
You sir have had a fascinating life. Have you written a book and where can I buy it?
Ooooo! Tell us more.
Wait, I thought the mind of their god was unknowable and mysterious?
So how the hell do they always know exactly what this god is thinking?
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