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  • Franklin Graham Just Unleashed A Vile Attack On Every LGBT Person In America

    Billy Graham's Son Calls Transgender People 'Predators And Sexually Perverted People,' Says LGBT People Don't Deserve Civil Rights

    Franklin Graham has unleashed a vile and despicable attack on the LGBT community. While Rev. Billy Graham was a trusted religious advisor to presidents for decades and over his lifetime preached to 2.2 billion people, his less-successful son Franklin takes to his Facebook page to reach a few million. 

    The Grahams call Charlotte, North Carolina their home, and last year Franklin battled against a proposed non-discrimination ordinance, and won, in a 6-5 city council vote. He's now battling another proposed NDO in Charlotte, slated for a hearing this coming week. On Friday in a "WARNING" he condemned it by calling transgender people "predators and sexually perverted people" and said LGBT people don't deserve civil rights.

    "LGBT activists are trying to hook their caboose to the 'freedom train' and drag their immoral agenda into our communities by claiming that this is a civil rights issue," the 63-year old Evangelical Christian activist wrote. "Civil rights issues are very real and important—but don’t be fooled, this isn’t one of them. I heard one African-American minister say recently that 'the freedom train doesn’t stop at Sodom and Gomorrah.'"

    Let that sit with you for a moment. 

    What Graham is saying is that LGBT people are intrinsically evil and sinful and don't deserve any civil rights whatsoever.

    Noting that the defeated non-discrimination ordinance "has been brought back to life at the urging of Charlotte’s new Mayor Jennifer Roberts," Graham calls it "a dangerous idea" because it "literally opens the doors—the bathroom doors—to predators and sexually perverted people."

    And sounding like Mike Huckabee, who last year infamously said regarding schools that allow transgender students to use the facilities they feel best reflect their gender identity – Huckabee said he would have said he felt like a girl so he could shower with them – Graham belittled trans people.

    "Each section of the proposed ordinance has wording to include 'gender identity.' Gender identity is what an individual 'feels' their gender is regardless of the biological reality. So any man can say they feel like a woman that day and enter the women’s restroom at any public facility or the showers at public gyms by mandate of law. That’s absurd!," he wrote.

    And of course, Graham announces, of course, that non-discrimination ordinances are "being used to discriminate against Christians."

    That's of course his real concern. Protecting who he sees as the real victims. Christians.

    "Just ask bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, florist Barronelle Stutzman, and others who were shut down or face fines for following their faith."

    Neither the Kleins nor Stutzman were "shut down," and Stutzman could have settled her case for $1000 but chose to martyr herself.

    "Where sexual orientation and gender identity laws such as this have passed in other places, florists, bakers, photographers, adoption agencies, and t-shirt printers have been punished by the government for not wanting to use their artistic talents to celebrate and participate in same-sex weddings, not wanting to promote the LGBT messaging in Gay Pride events, or for not wanting to place an adoptive child with two men."

    Again, another false argument. Baking a wedding cake is not "celebrating and participating" in the wedding nor the marriage, just as printing a card is not celebrating and participating in a birthday.

    Graham then calls for Charlotte residents "by the tens of thousands" to "show up to stand against" the proposed ordinance next week.

    Hopefully, Charlotte residents will show up by the tens of thousands to denounce Graham's willful ignorance, bigotry, and hate, and support their neighbors, sons, daughters, friends, and co-workers who happen to be LGBT.

     

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    • commented 2016-02-16 19:38:12 -0500
      You may be the heir apparent to your father’s worldly goods, you most certainly have not inherited his spiritual goods. The anointing of GOD has not passed to you. Billy must be so proud.

    • commented 2016-02-11 18:22:37 -0500
      James Korean, very well said, GOD is love , NOT HAT, using religion to justify HATE is being a coward and a hypocrite.

    • commented 2016-02-11 12:52:20 -0500
      Jason Millican your religion has crossed over into a serious mental illness. Quoting fables at people who neither believe them or care accomplishes nothing besides giving you a sick sense of superiority. I will not accept your dismissal of the complexities of the human psyche because of your simple-minded, unsophisticated and ignorant book of bronze age mythology. You might as well be quoting Lord of the Rings at me. You wield your ugly hate-filled god – lower case intended – like he’s your personal ninja assassin, ready to maim and kill at your command anyone you don’t like. Well that’s just you talking, and you’re hiding behind “god said” because you’re a coward. God doesn’t need you. Recommending killing people based on your self-proclaimed moral superiority, which is in turned based solely on the fact of your heterosexuality, is just to much to take. You’re Christian trash, sir, and I dismiss you as the type of violent, mean-spirited loon that the world would be better off without..

    • commented 2016-02-09 23:20:17 -0500
      Jason Millican-

      Leviticus also says not to wear clothing of blended fibers, don’t eat pork, shellfish. Don’t touch a women during her cycle, get a fair price for your daughter when you sell her into marriage. And we are called on to stone the adulterers.

      There are many laws in Leviticus that aren’t enforced today. You want to cling to one that allows you to be a jerk, oppress, discriminate and physically abuse a segment of the population simply because your heart is hard.

      The Gospel of Matthew 19 includes a little tidbit speaking specifically to the Intersex and transgender community.

      11 Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

      The Little Children and Jesus
      13 Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.

      14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.

      When you educate yourself and understand those who are born eunuchs are the Intersex (since you likely only know the porn term’s those would be hermaphrodite and/or shemale. You made me shudder worrying that). The eunuchs made eunuchs by others were the slaves, conquered historically these were only a few. And the eunuchs who became eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven are the transgender community today. Further empowered by modern medicine and surgery.

      For all your hate/hype against a minority that Isaiah acknowledged as greater than sons and daughters you really don’t know scripture very well, just out of context verse except to support your bigoted hate. Jesus btw never preached hatred of others!

    • commented 2016-02-09 23:12:07 -0500
      Change bored to beloved, stupid phone editor

    • commented 2016-02-09 23:10:25 -0500
      @jasonmillican, you want to put trans people to death. Guess what, there is absolutely no mention of Trans in the Bible. The closest you can come are the eunuchs. If you search you will see only 2 references to them, one in Isaiah, and one in Matthew. Both times they are called the bored of God.. If you cite old testament law, then you are acting the orthodox Jewish. Christianity formed when Christ died on the cross. I doing good so, his followers were no longer under the old laws. So pick your flavor, freedom of religion is for the individual worshipper. You have no constitutional right to try to spread you bile to others who don’t care to see it or hear it. I am not the abomination, you are in God’s eyes as you are really rejecting him with your spew.

    • commented 2016-02-09 22:03:46 -0500
      Aren’t you supposed to be in church repenting Joan? Instead you choose to come here and try to start trouble from the secrecy of your IP address. How brave of you (not).

    • commented 2016-02-09 22:01:07 -0500
      I find it … peculiar that Christians claim that they are being attacked when told what the Bible actually says.
      Can they not refute what is said, rather than attacking the one saying it?
      The bible mentions being lefthanded 25 times (never in a good way) yet today we do not condemn the 10-15% of the population who are lefthanded.
      And the Bible quotes God as saying:
      Surely the heavens and the earth shall
      pass away before the least of the laws.
      Yet Christians believe Paul when he says they are not under the law (of the OT).
      God is not as man that he should change
      Nor the son of man that he should change
      his mind

    • commented 2016-02-09 21:39:09 -0500
      JOAN KELSTRUP

      “Pretty brave of him”? Why? Because he says anti-gay things and not everyone agrees with him? Would you consider it brave of him if he said racist things too and not everyone agreed with him?

      Let’s be clear here. The LGBT movement had no fight to pick with religious folk until you started bashing us with your bibles. You made the first move, just assuming you had right on your side, and we had only sin on ours. You also piously assumed all Christian folk agreed with you.

      Here’s a good example of one of dozens of Christian and Jewish religious organisations who do not: http://www.notalllikethat.org/about/

    • commented 2016-02-09 21:30:35 -0500
      Pretty brave of him.
      Let the bashing and theological debates on “Christianity” by non christians begin………

    • commented 2016-02-09 21:23:20 -0500
      Jason Millican
      That you badmouth Obama suggests you need to reread the bible. Multiple passages say that the penalty is death.
      As to you "man shall not lie with man’ Paul says that believers are not under the law (of the OT).
      That eliminates 4 of the 7 clobber passages. The remaining 3 are Paul’s and given the social context of his time (and the Koine phrasing) refer to coercive sex between men. The only kind he was likely familiar with as a citizen of Rome.
      And if you want to address the OT clobber passages we can start with the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Ezekiel and the other Prophets agree as to the sins of Sodom and her sister cities. ◄ Ezekiel 16:49 ► NIV

      “’Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”
      Not even one of the Prophets mentioned same-sex behavior in relations to the 7 cities of the plains.

    • commented 2016-02-09 20:09:36 -0500
      This article is funny, considering that most of the people molesting children are Christians within the church. Youth counselors, pastors, and the like. Not to mention pastors have been caught on gay websites, watching gay porn and having relations with gays, and the pastors exposing themselves to children. And lets also bring up the millions that have been stolen by pastors stealing from their own congregation. If there is a immoral factor in our country, its the Christians. They’re sick.

    • commented 2016-02-09 15:10:41 -0500
      The quotes I made are from the Christian Holy Bible, and have nothing to do with Muslims or Islam. There is no Book of Deuteronomy or Leviticus or Matthew in the Qur’an, they are all in the Christian Bible. It appears you don’t know the Bible very well.

    • commented 2016-02-09 15:07:03 -0500
      JASON MILLICAN

      Let’s deal with one issue at a time. We’ll get to your new points in a moment, but first of all, can you please explain why you feel it is your right to force your religious belief on others, when you don’t obey the Bible yourself?

      Answer that first and then I’ll address your next points.

    • commented 2016-02-09 15:06:38 -0500
      JASON MILLICAN

      Let’s deal with one issue at a time. We’ll get to your new points in a moment, but first of all, can you please explain why you feel it is your right to force your religious belief on others, when you don’t obey the Bible yourself?

      Answer that first and then I’ll address your next points.

    • commented 2016-02-09 15:05:00 -0500
      by the way i dont obey the Muslim.Bible like you are posting so take your Muslim ass Back where you came from and stick your Muslim laws up your ass. that is why we dont want you SICK P.O.S IN THE United States

    • commented 2016-02-09 14:59:17 -0500
      Derek I dont know what hole you crolled out of but you need to go back in it. its things like you and these Muslims and Obama that have destoried this country and further more your not worth my breath any more to wast on. if i ever come across you on the streets you can count on getting the shit kicked out of you just like all the rest of the fags that i run across. because thats what is best for you nothing more.none of you deserve anything and you will never get anything. i cant wait for TRUMP to get in office because everything that Obama has done WILL BE UNDONE THAT IS A FACT AND A PROMISE.

    • commented 2016-02-09 13:56:41 -0500
      JASON MILLICAN

      We are not members of your religion, and therefore the rules of your religion do not apply to us, nor do they apply to anyone else who likewise is not a member of your religion. You of course, are free to do whatever you think best for you, and if you believe that your god would send you to burn in a lake of scalding sulphur for trillions of years just for being in love with a man, then my advice to you is this: do not fall in love with a man. From your comments, I am assuming you don’t love your wife and only married her out of terror of your god’s appalling punishments.

      However I am very concerned that YOU obey the rules of your religion, since the consequences for YOU are serious indeed, and include said immolation in 3rd degree burn sulphur.. First off, you should recall Jesus’ admonitions to his followers regarding hypocrisy – a case in point is your self-righteous preaching to us, when you yourself are guilty of failing to obey God’s word.

      There are many examples of your hypocrisy, and I can talk to you about divorce and other biblical crimes in a moment, but for now, here is God’s Word commanding you to kill any child of any age who is rude to or disobedient to his parents:

      Here you go:

      Killing disobedient children commanded by God:
      MATTHEW 15:4 “For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’” http://biblehub.com/matthew/15-4.htm
      DEUTERONOMY 21:18-21 “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother… then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones.”
      LEVITICUS 20:9 “Anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.”
      - or even obedient children
      PSALMS 137:9 “Blessed shall he be who takes your infants and dashes them against the rock.”
      Lively’s God wants us to kill children, and has repeatedly commanded us to do so in the Bible. Hallelujah, the Lord hath spoken, thus saith the Lord, etc, etc.

      AND If you disobey the laws above, God demands cannibalism – you must eat your children:
      “If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.” (Leviticus 26:27-30)

      I am not making this up. It is in the Bible.

    • commented 2016-02-09 12:10:06 -0500
      number 1 everyone of you SICK people NEED to READ the BIBLE it STATES in there in PLAIN TEXT that A MAN DOES NOT AND WILL NOT LAY WITH ANOTHER MAN IT IS A SIN. so get your facts right and for all those in history that have they are SITTING IN HELL RIGHT NOW WISHING THAT THEY NEVER DONE IT. as for those that think just because they want to be another sex because they dont like what they were born with, well there again you have one of two answers. BURN IN HELL FOR THE SIN THAT YOU ARE COMITTING or SOMEONE SHOULD PUT YOU TO DEATH BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT WANTED OR NEEDED HERE ON EARTH OR IN HEAVEN. if you were born a men then you are a man and you HAVE TO BE WITH AND LAY WITH A WOMAN. if you were born a woman you are a woman and you HAVE TO BE WITH AND LAY WITH A MAN that is the truth and a fact its in ALL BIBLES

    • commented 2016-02-09 10:38:24 -0500
      You don’t fear God, Carla, you think you ARE God. We’re not looking for rights as gay people, we’re demanding them as American citizens. Side note, the fact that your last name is “Cox” amuses me.

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    • commented 2016-02-08 21:09:51 -0500
      Jason Millican, NONE of your Republican contenders for the White House will be able to overturn Same Sex Marriage, it Is a DONE deal, an uphill battle awaits for those who disagree with it, HATE is NOT a Christian value, GOD is love.

    • commented 2016-02-08 21:08:05 -0500
      JASON MILLICAN

      How exactly do you plan to “lock up” 350 million LGBT people (5% of global population of 7 billion)?

      And whose interests would it serve to lock up some of the world’s most talented people anyway? For example, the inventor of the computer Alan Turing, the artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and a host of others you can quickly see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gay,_lesbian_or_bisexual_people

      Please list the benefits to you that will result from such a massive drain on the public purse.

    • commented 2016-02-08 20:00:43 -0500
      Franklin Graham is a sham and a detriment to the Christian faith. He’s one of the BIGGESTSnake Oil Salesmen that has EVER been. He should be ashamed of himself, because he is not a Christian and peddles nothing but bigotry and hatred. Hey Franklin, whatever happened to "Love your neighbor as yourself, " and “Judge NOT lest YE be judged?”Franklin Graham is a sham and a TOTAL hypocrite to Christ’s teachings….

    • commented 2016-02-08 19:16:29 -0500
      i dont care how you put it. a fag is a fag and a perv is a perv. none of them have any rights what so ever. they all need to be locked up in a mental hospital for life and the key tossed away. Graham is right all the way.

    • commented 2016-02-08 18:41:48 -0500
      Billy Graham was and is just as bad as his spawn.

    • commented 2016-02-08 16:49:50 -0500
      @carlacox, as for our civil rights, I an be denied housing, health care, Jobs, tossed out of stores, and denied public accommodations of all types in most states. I am a veteran, with 8 years service, protecting everyone’s rights, including yours to spew ignorance and hatred at me. Yet you and your ilk dare to tell me I am a pedofile and an abomination. Do some due diligence and you will see the true numbers, number of trans people attacking people in restrooms – 0, number of Trans people attacked in restrooms, many, so who is the abomination, the pedofile? Not the Trans person!

    • commented 2016-02-08 16:33:11 -0500
      @carla COX the only ones shoving anything down people’s throats, are people like you and this nutjob, stop with the whiny persecution.

    • commented 2016-02-07 23:14:44 -0500
      Religion is the scourge of humanity.

    • commented 2016-02-07 22:46:22 -0500
      Why do I have to deal with religiously perverted people? I’m suppose to find comfort in religion and instead I see the face of the Devil,

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