Anti-Gay Christian Activist Says LGBT Civil Rights Are 'Garbage'
Franklin Graham has issued another vile attack on the LGBT community. Last Friday Graham, the son of evangelical icon Billy Graham, took to social media toÂ callÂ transgender people "predators and sexually perverted people," and said LGBTÂ people don't deserve civil rights.
This week the 63-year old Christian evangelical activist spoke before a crowd in Atlanta, calling for Americans to elect only Christians to the mayorships of all cities. Graham claimed that then the "garbage" of LGBT civil rights could be thwarted.
â€œCan you imagine the impact if every community and every city across this great land of ours was run by Christian men and women in that office as mayor,â€ Graham asked, â€œthe difference that that would make in our cities, if we had Christian mayors?â€
Truth be told, well of 70 percent of America is Christian, so it's unclear how much more Christian the mayors across the nation can get.Â
He went on to claim that in Charlotte, North Carolina â€“ his father's birthplace â€“Â "90 percent of Christians" did not vote, and thus a mayor whose primary "goal" is to exend nondiscrimination protections to LGBT people was elected.
â€œAnd we got a woman and her goal is the gay-lesbian agenda,â€ Graham told the audience, â€œtrying to get transgenders into the bathrooms so that if a person wakes up in the morning and they feel like theyâ€™re a woman thatâ€™s a man and he wants to go into a ladiesâ€™ restroom then they can do that. And thatâ€™s her goal," Graham insisted.
"And I can tell you right now that thatâ€™s wicked and thatâ€™s evil. Men belong in menâ€™s bathrooms and women belong in womenâ€™s bathrooms and we donâ€™t need men and predators going into womenâ€™s bathrooms, Iâ€™m just telling you.â€
â€œNow, thatâ€™s what happens when Christians donâ€™t vote,â€ he continued. â€œThatâ€™s what we get, this is the kind of garbage we get.â€
Of course, most Christians not only believe LGBT people already have full civil rights, they also believe they should have full civil rights.