Rev. Franklin Graham said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was right to enforce a law to protect Russian children from gay propaganda, adding that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder were wrong about homosexuality and have “turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead.”
Rev. Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and is the son of the world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, made his remarks in a commentary in the March issue of Decision magazine, which is published by BGEA.
Graham noted that the Russian law is designed to protect children by banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” and that “America’s response to Putin’s law was sadly predictable.”
“President Obama intentionally included homosexuals in his official U.S. delegation to Sochi [Olympics],” said Graham. “Then his attorney general stole headlines from the opening weekend with an announcement to the Human Rights Campaign” that as “far as the federal government is concerned, there is no longer any difference between traditional and same-sex marriage – even in the 33 states that outlaw those marriages.”
“It’s obvious that President Obama and his administration are pushing the gay-lesbian agenda in America today and have sold themselves completely to that which is contrary to God’s teaching,” said Graham.
“Isn’t it sad, though, that America’s own morality has fallen so far that on this issue – protecting children from any homosexual agenda or propaganda – Russia’s standard is higher than our own?” said the reverend. Putin may be wrong on many issues, he continued, “but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.”
“Our president and his attorney general have turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead,” said Graham. “This is shameful. The world used to look to America for moral leadership. But those days are long gone. “
In conclusion, he said, “Today, we’ve abdicated our moral leadership. We defeated communism, only to relax and see secularism and progressives take over our country. Secularism is as godless as communism. Secularists and progressives have taken over our schools, media, and local and federal government. And it has all happened in the twinkling of an eye.”