Pastor Franklin Graham said that being gay is an “affront to God” while defending an anti-gay mayor.
Barnegat, New Jersey, Mayor Alfonso Cirulli made headlines this month when he said that he would fight a state law that requires schools to teach about the contributions of LGBTQ people in history.
He said that the LGBTQ movement is “an affront to almighty God with the intent of trying to completely eradicate God’s law. The Bible tells us that they will try but not succeed, and pay the eternal price for their rebellion.”
On a radio show last week, Billy Graham’s son and Trump supporter Franklin Graham agreed.
“The mayor is absolutely right,” he said. “This is an affront to God and I don’t believe that the schools have a right to teach our children something that is an affront to God.”
“So the mayor is absolutely right and I back him 100%. God made us and created us, he made us male and female so that we can carry on the population, so that we have children and that we would increase, and homosexuality goes against God’s plan for the human race.”
He said that parents should pull their kids out of public schools in New Jersey.
“If the churches would just get behind this and begin to speak out, it would make a big difference,” he said.
“We’re the majority and we’re having the minority push something down our throats that we don’t accept and we need to speak out and fight against this.”