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Rev. Graham to Pelosi: Sin 'Dishonors God,' Not U.S. Leaving Paris Climate Deal

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | June 7, 2017 | 5:19 PM EDT

Rev. Franklin Graham. (BGEA)

In reference to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declaring that the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement "dishonors God," Christian leader Franklin Graham said Pelosi does not know "scripture," and needs to understand that it is "sin," not climate change politics, which "dishonors God." 

President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1. The next day at a press briefing, the pro-abortion Pelosi said,  “The Bible tells us that to minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us and that is just what we are doing by walking away from this accord.”

In a June 3 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, "Nancy Pelosi reading from the Bible?? She said that the U.S. and President Donald J. Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement dishonors God. Really? I’m sorry, but that’s not Scripture."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  

"God gave us the Earth to use, and we are called to be good stewards of it and use it wisely," said Rev. Graham. 

"I hope Nancy Pelosi will be concerned about what really dishonors God—and that is sin," he said.

"When we look to the Bible, His Word, it can bring about something even more important than climate change," said Graham.  "It can bring about a heart change—through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ."

Franklin Graham, 64, is the son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, who is retired now and living in North Carolina. Franklin Graham oversees the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse. 

Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman