Franklin Graham Sticks to His Guns and Calls Sin a Sin

Franklin Graham Defends Comments on Gay Activists and Islam, Compares Himself to Father Speaking Out for MLK

March 27, 2014|12:05 pm

“You talk about controversy – my father (Billy Graham) stood with Martin Luther King in the early 1960s,” Graham told The Charlotte Observer. “My father never worried about polls. I don’t care about them, either. And with the issues we are facing today – if my father were a younger man, he would be addressing and speaking out in the exact same way I’m speaking out on them.”

Late last month, Graham suggested that Putin was “right” on how the Russian government had dealt with its LGBT activists.

“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,” he wrote for Decision magazine.

In 2011, the head of the humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse suggested that American Muslims do not genuinely practice their faith, because those who do are violent.

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