For those looking into the history of Billy Graham’s unbiblical and un-Baptist views on LGBT rights…

One wonders how [Roger] Williams—the founder of the Baptist Church in America and the first person in the Western world to craft legislation guaranteeing separation of church and state—would respond to Billy Graham’s seeming entry into the ranks of fellow Baptists who seem hell-bent on pressing their personal religious beliefs into civil law. At the very least, such a stance seems be oblivious to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Bob Jones Uni­versity v. United States (461 U.S. 574), which established that religious organizations that receive the benefits of the government, such as federal funding and tax-exempt status, are also required to follow civil law. Of course, ever since this court decision came down in 1983, religious Right leaders have tried (though without success) to interject their interpretation of God’s word into civil law. What is new is Billy Graham’s sudden presence among them.

Read my entire article “Billy Graham’s Anti-Gay Legacy” over at Free Inquiry.