Franklin Graham is joining a New Jersey mayor in opposing a new law requiring the teaching of LGBT history in public schools. Not only do they not have right to teach that, he claims, the schools have no right to teach anything that is an “affront to God.” The list of things people believe is an affront to God that is taught in schools is very long.
Right-wing pastor Franklin Graham appeared on Todd Starnes’ radio program yesterday, where he praised a New Jersey mayor who is fighting a state law that requires schools to teach about LGBTQ history, declaring that public schools have no right to “teach our children something that is an affront to God.”
Alfonso Cirulli, the mayor of Barnegat Township, is opposing the new law and Graham stands behind him “100 percent.”“The mayor is absolutely right,” Graham said. “This is an affront to God and I don’t believe that the schools have a right to teach our children something that is an affront to God. So the mayor is absolutely right and I back him 100 percent. God made us and created us, he made us male and female so that we can carry on the population, so that we have children and that we would increase, and homosexuality goes against God’s plan for the human race.”
There are people who think it’s ungodly to teach racial equality. Lots and lots of people who think it’s an affront to God to teach that women are the equal of men. People who think teaching that the world is a sphere and not at the center of the universe is an affront to God. Or that it’s okay to work on Sunday (or Saturday or Friday, depending on who you talk to). The list is virtually endless. According to Graham, public schools have no right to teach any of that. Actually, he doesn’t believe that. He only thinks they have no right to teach his interpretations of what God wants, not what anyone else thinks about it. Welcome to Grahamian theocracy.