Commenting on news that LGBTQ activists with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are urging presumed President-elect Joe Biden to remove the accreditation of Christian colleges because they uphold biblical morality, Reverend Franklin Graham said the activists want Americans to "conform to their ideology" and "agree with their sinful beliefs," or they will "close you down."
"They will pressure and bully politicians to get their way," said Graham. "This is not only an attack on free speech and expression, but also an attack on our religious liberty."
The Christian Post recently published an article about the HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which presents 85 radical policy proposals to a potential Biden administration. One of the proposals calls for ensuring that "nondiscrimination policies and science-based curricula are not undermined by religious exemptions to accreditation standards."
The policy calls for not accrediting religious institutions of higher learning if they violate an alleged "science-based" curricula. I.e., If your school teaches that homosexuality is unnatural, unhealthy, and morally wrong, it could lose its accreditation.
In response, Graham tweeted on Nov. 28, "This article reports how LGBTQ activists within the Democratic Party are pushing their godless, secular agenda with a potential Biden Administration. If you don’t conform to their ideology, agree with their sinful beliefs, teach what they say is right, they want to close you down."
"They will pressure and bully politicians to get their way," said Graham. "It is extremely dangerous if they are permitted to proceed unchecked."
"If they are allowed free reign, they will go after the accreditation of Christian colleges, then Christian ministries and churches next, to strip them of tax-exempt status and try to force them to operate under policies that go against biblical teaching," he added. "This is not only an attack on free speech and expression, but also an attack on our religious liberty."
"The presidential election isn’t finalized yet, but this shows why who we vote for is so important," said the reverend. "We've had four years of an administration under President Donald Trump that staunchly defends religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the church. We can see that the one who holds the office of President of the United States has tremendous ramifications on our day-to-day lives and for the future of this nation."