Franklin Graham: ‘God Is the Judge’ on Homosexuality

by Katrina Trinko

Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, said in an interview that aired today that his views on same-sex sexual activity would not change.

“God would have to shift — and God doesn’t,” Graham told Meet the Press. “God’s word is the same, yesterday, today, a million years from now. This is sin. But to wink at sin and to tell somebody it’s okay when I know the consequences what will happen one day, when they have to stand before God, so I want to warn people.”

Asked about a comment made by Pope Francis earlier this year, when he said, “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge that person?” (which was not a change of the Catholic Church’s teaching that homosexual actions are wrong), Franklin Graham said he agreed with Francis.

“I think the pope is right when he says he’s not the judge,” Graham said. “He’s not the judge. God is the judge.”