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Billy Graham’s son is mad at the Patriots for supporting the Gay Bowl

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Earlier this week, the New England Patriots announced that the team would sponsor the Gay Bowl, an annual LGBT flag football tournament that will take place in Boston this year. It’s the first NFL team to sponsor the Gay Bowl.

And Billy Graham’s son Franklin is pissed. He posted on Facebook: “I’m disappointed that a great team from such a wonderful area of the country would promote a sinful lifestyle like this. Shame on them.”

Graham has a history of of hateful comments, but Muslims are the usual target of his hatred. He has called Islam “a very evil and wicked religion.”

In 2010, Graham said that Barack Obama’s “problem” was that his father was “a Muslim.” Obama’s father converted to Christianity at age 6 and was a “confirmed atheist” by the time he met Obama’s mother.

I think the president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name.

By 2011, Graham was accusing Obama of letting the Muslim Brotherhood “infiltrate” the US government.

But he also doesn’t much like LGBTQ people. In 2014 Graham defended Russian president Vladimir Putin’s ban on pro-gay speech as “protecting children from any homosexual agenda or propaganda.”

He also intentionally misgendered Chelsea Manning on Facebook.

Because of his father, Graham was given a huge platform for his views in both conservative and mainstream media. It’s too bad he’s devoted so much of that platform to advancing hate instead of love.

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