The Rev. Franklin Graham expressed his opinion via Facebook:
Bear in mind that Obama wasn't lecturing anyone. He was simply speaking out against the persecution of lgbts in Kenya; persecution includes a jail sentence up to 14 years for simply being gay, as well as being beaten, raped, or murdered for the same reason.
The fact that a "minister of God" is more concerned with attacking someone who speaks out against persecution rather than the persecution itself is bad enough. But with that criticism, Graham brought new meaning to the term "hypocrite." Below the entry chastising is this one from July 25:
I will not play the "Oppression Olympics" here. I refuse to. Kenyan lgbts and Mrs. Bibi are both victims of persecution. There is no difference between the two situations. Except for in Graham's mind.
How can a man who claims to follow Christ speak against one form of persecution (religious) and then turn a blind eye another form. How can a man of Christ actually criticize someone for speaking up for the victims he deliberately ignores?
A better question would be does Franklin feel that lgbt Kenyans deserve to be put in jail, chased by mobs, brutally raped, or murdered because of the so-called sin of homosexuality?
If so, he is NO man of God. What he should be called is something I will not repeat for the sake of the children and those with sensitive stomachs who read this blog