Billy Graham’s son has praise for Russia’s Putin on gay issues but harsh words for President Obama
This kind of thing just makes me nuts.
The son of Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual adviser to several US presidents, is praising Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his country’s anti-gay propaganda law.
Meanwhile, Franklin Graham has harsh words for President Barack Obama who he accuses of ‘pushing the gay-lesbian agenda.’
The younger Graham is CEO and president of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and in recent years has increasingly taken a hard line against gays and lesbians.
He seems to prefer Putin’s approach which was to push through an anti-gay propaganda law last year making it illegal for anyone to publicly support homosexuality.
‘Obviously, (Putin) 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,’ Graham says in the latest issue of Decision Magazine which owned by his ministry.
Of the Obama administration he says: ‘Our president and his attorney general have turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead. This is shameful.’
‘It’s obvious that President Obama and his administration are pushing the gay-lesbian agenda in America today and have sold themselves completely to that which is contrary to God’s teaching,’
In 2012, Graham claimed that gay marriage ‘takes the family away and there is no way you can have a family with two females or two males, if you just think biologically how God made us our plumbing is completely different.’
His father is 94, in frail health, and rarely makes public appearances these days.
But it was his father’s name on a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal last year denouncing gay marriage as well as in advertisements in support of North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One.