Here is an interview with Franklin Graham that’s been going around this week, where he says that when gays adopt children, we’re not forming loving families (reality says otherwise, of course), but rather recruiting them into “our cause.” He also says that he believes in protecting children from exploitation, at the hands of gays. He also says that Putin is just great, and that his anti-gay pogrom, which is resulting in LGBT youth being hunted down and beaten, is a great step for “protecting children”:
So right there, obviously, he doesn’t care about kids if they happen to be LGBT Russians. However, he cries that he personally is being attacked and persecuted for his beliefs. In his victimized mind, I am probably persecuting him right now, by mocking and correcting him.
But considering the fact that the man has so little self awareness that he’s spouting this on this of all weeks, let’s revisit his comments about World Vision:
“I was shocked today to hear of World Vision’s decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages. The Bible is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman …. World Vision maintains that their decision is based on unifying the church – which I find offensive – as if supporting sin and sinful behavior can unite the church.”
“It’s obvious World Vision does not believe the Bible,” Graham said. “I’m sickened over it…. I’m just heartbroken and I’m sickened that World Vision has taken this ungodly position.”
Not a word about the kids World Vision serves. Not “I’m sickened, but the kids are more important.” No mention of the figure for whom his religion is named, and his constant commands to, at all times, care for the “least of these.” (That figure, of course, said nary a word about homosexuality.) Nope, instead, he’s hung up on an out of date, bad understanding of an English translation of five or six verses in a book he claims to live by, but in reality probably should spend a little more time studying before he opens his mouth.
In case old Frank is confused, here is a compilation, from World Vision’s website (ha), of the many verses in the Bible about the poor. He might want to bookmark it in case he’s ever truly curious about what his holy book actually prioritizes.