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Read the horrible advice Billy Graham gave to a gay youth

Evangelist Billy Graham, one of America’s most famous preachers, has died at the age of 99. The popular minister was nicknamed “America’s Pope” due to his devoted followers, scandal-free life, and compassion for everyone.

Well, not quite everyone.

While he was known for his inclusivity during the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, Graham was adamantly anti-gay.

Sure, he was a product of his times, but that’s no excuse to gloss over moments like this one, in which he responded to a gay youth that “We traffic in homosexuality at the peril of our spiritual welfare.”

Read the entire exchange, which was published in the Lakeland Ledger on Nov. 20th, 1973, below: