Rev. Graham to Bruce Jenner: ‘Changing the Outside Doesn’t Change the Inside’

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | June 5, 2015 | 4:29 PM EDT

Rev. Franklin Graham.  (Photo: BGEA)

In reference to ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner’s pretend transition into a woman through some surgery, long hair, and lots of makeup, Rev. Franklin Graham said you can change the outside but not the inside because “no man-made modification can fix” what is broken in the heart – only God can fix that.

“In Vanity Fair’s cover story about Bruce Jenner’s gender change, the author talks as if Bruce and his newly chosen identity of ‘Caitlyn’ are two separate people,” said Rev. Graham in a June 2 post on Facebook.  “Bruce’s son Burt said, ‘I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce.’”

“The article also says Jenner openly acknowledges mistakes made with his children as Bruce, ‘and expresses genuine regret,’” reported Rev. Graham, adding,  “I have news for them—changing the outside doesn’t change the inside.”


“No man-made modification can fix what’s wrong with the heart,” said the reverend.  “Only God can fix the human heart.”

“If we ask for His forgiveness and accept by faith His Son, Jesus Christ, He will wipe the slate clean,” said Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham.  “The Bible says, ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new’ (2 Corinthians 5:17).”

Rev. Franklin Graham, 62, is married and has five children.  He is president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and also runs the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse. He lives with his family in Boone, N.C. 

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