Liar: Christian hate preacher Franklin Graham claims he is “not homophobic” despite his long and well documented history of making anti-gay remarks.
Franklin Graham, an evangelical pastor whose group Samaritan’s Purse is running a makeshift hospital in New York, says he is “not homophobic” despite asking volunteers to oppose same-sex marriage.
Graham, who has a history of anti-LGBT beliefs, asks people to agree to a Statement of Faith which includes the line “marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female”.
Graham is facing scrutiny because volunteers for the coronavirus field hospital in Central Park that is being run by Samaritan’s Purse, a notoriously anti-gay Christian hate group run by the equally notorious Franklin Graham, must agree to a “statement of faith” which entails an explicitly anti-gay agenda, declaring that sinners go to Hell and gays can’t get married.
Speaking to Laura Ingraham on Fox News about the controversy, Graham said:
We have a statement of faith, Laura. We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. And that’s — that goes back to the beginning of time to the first man and woman that God created. And this is our standard, and so for people that we hire — we are a Christian organization.
We are a religious organization, so we want to hire people of like mind, and we have a statement of faith that we require our employees to sign. And in that is “a marriage is between a man and a woman,” and this is very offensive to some people and the gay community.
And listen, I’m not homophobic, and I’m certainly not going around bashing people because they may be homosexual.
I believe in that God loves all of us. He created us all, but we also are sinners, and our sins separate us from God. And I want people to know how they can have a relationship with God, and that’s through faith in his son Jesus Christ. So, I don’t bash homosexuals. I want homosexuals to know the truth, that God does love them.
Graham is not only a homophobic Christian bigot, he is also a liar. Full stop. His ministry is based on intolerance and bigotry, and always has been. Indeed, he has made a career out of bashing gays for Jesus.
For the record, Graham is a deplorable Christian extremist who frequently preaches a message of hatred and intolerance for gays and others he finds offensive. Recently Graham made headlines by warning gay presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg that he must repent or face eternal damnation for “flaunting his homosexuality.”
Graham, who is fond of claiming that God kills gays, issued a series of tweets attacking the Democratic presidential candidate earlier this year. And while Graham exhibits an irrational biblical hatred for gays and Democrats, he frequently grovels at the feet of that supposed paragon of Christian virtue, Donald Trump.
In fact, Graham has been banned from appearing at all venues scheduled for his upcoming Summer UK Tour because he promotes anti-gay Christian hate.
Bottom line: Franklin Graham, a bigot and a liar who preaches a message of intolerance and hatred for the LGBT community, claims he’s “not homophobic.”