Rev. Franklin Graham. (BGEA)
Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham and a prominent Christian leader in his own right, criticized the U.S. Men's and Women's National Soccer Teams for wearing LGBT Pride jerseys for their latest games, saying they were "flaunting and promoting" what "God calls sin."
The teams are wearing the rainbow-striped jerseys in June to support the homosexual Pride month. The head coach of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team is Jill Ellis, an open lesbian who is "married" to her wife Betsy Stephenson.
In a Facebook post, Rev. Graham said, "Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams wore Gay Pride Jerseys for their latest games. That’s disappointing. They are 'proudly' endorsing what God calls sin—flaunting and promoting it."
Graham continued, "The Bible warns us, 'The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them!” (Isaiah 3:9)
In addition to the Pride jerseys, the U.S. Soccer website hosted a video promoting its pro-LGBT agenda.