Franklin Graham Applauds Banning of Gay Pride Flags, ‘It’s Offensive to Christians!’
Trump-loving charlatan Franklin Graham thanked Donald Trump and the U.S. State Department for helping deny embassies’ requests to fly the rainbow flag during Pride Month.
The son of late U.S. evangelist Billy Graham and current president of the Samaritan’s Purse took to Facebook Saturday to applaud Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for “making the decision not to fly the gay flag over our embassies” in June.
Thousands of his more than 7 million social media followers appeared to support Graham’s claim that rainbow-adorned gay pride flags are “offensive” to Christians and much of the country.
State Department sources last week reportedly confirmed the agency had denied multiple diplomatic requests to fly the rainbow pride flag on official embassy flagpoles this month in honor of LGBT Pride Month.
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“I want to thank President Donald J. Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for making the decision not to fly the gay flag over our embassies during June in recognition of gay pride month. That is the right decision,” Graham, 66, wrote on Facebook over the weekend.
“The gay pride flag is offensive to Christians and millions of people of other faiths, not only in this country but around the world. The U.S. flag represents our nation—everyone—regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation,” the North Carolina native added.
LGBTQ activists say the recent decision to reportedly deny embassies in Brazil, Germany, Latvia and Israel from flying the rainbow pride flag on official flag poles is just the latest affront to gay rights since Pompeo took over the State Department in April 2018.
Dozens of top replies of the more than 30,000 responses to Graham’s Saturday Facebook post also applauded the State Department and Trump for pushing gay people, as one poster said, “to realize the sin that they are all doing and turn from the wicked ways!”
“God meant the rainbow for a promise to his creation. Satan is very good at taking what God meant for good & turning it to evil. The Gay Pride- rainbow. Pride also being a sin against God—- we are not better or greater than HE!” wrote another Graham supporter.
Graham frequently weighs in on Twitter and Facebook over social issues he claims are an affront to Christian conservatives. Last month, Graham told openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg that God has laws and standards against what he described as the sin of being homosexual.