Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wrong again, Franklin Graham. New York does not support your homophobia.

Franklin Graham makes a homophobic fool of himself (again).

Apparently still smarting from the recent controversy which saw his organization, Samaritan's Purse, having to dismantle its COVID 19 field hospital in New York, pastor and arch homophobe (which is the reason why he got into trouble) Franklin Graham attempted to repair his image in recent New York Times interview.

And made a complete lying ass of himself. According to The Advocate:

Graham struck back at his critics in an interview published Sunday in The New York Times. What LGBTQ and allied New Yorkers found most objectionable is Samaritan’s Purse’s requirement that employees and volunteers endorse a “statement of faith” laying out conservative Christian values, among them being that “marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.” It also includes a statement against abortion, a belief in the infallibility of the Bible, and the assertion that non-Christians will spend eternity in hell. 

. . .Graham also said the majority of city residents oppose marriage equality. “The vast majority of the people in the city believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said, “but the majority would also say that if two men want to live together, that’s their business, or two women want to live together, that’s their business.” That statement is demonstrably false. A 2017 poll by the Public Religion Research Institute showed 69 percent of respondents in New York State supporting marriage equality. It did not break out a percentage for New York City, but given the city’s large LGBTQ population and general liberalism, the percentage is most likely similar or even higher. In 2011, the state became the sixth in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.

Keep talking, Graham. Since your shameless embrace of Trump, your reputation has been sinking like a stone in a river. Be advised that Trump is not going to stay in office forever and when the times comes that he thankfully leaves, you are going to have much to repair. And I don't think you will be successful.

Hat tip to @aksarbent

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