Commenting on NBC News' firing of long-time Today show anchor Matt Lauer for "innappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," Rev. Franklin Graham said such behavior, whoever is involved, is not "misconduct," but it is "sin," and all of us should be wary that our own sin eventually will find us out.
"Matt Lauer of the Today Show was fired by NBC News after an investigation," said Rev. Graham in a Nov. 29 post on Facebook. "What we’re seeing in the recent string of what is termed ‘misconduct’ really boils down to a morality issue—people failing to follow God’s standards, and that is called sin."
"The Bible tells us, ‘…be sure your sin will find you out,'" said the reverend. "This is a warning to all of us to examine our lives. That doesn’t just apply to movie stars, media personalities, and politicians, but to everyone."
He continued, "One sin leads to others and can have a great impact on our own lives and the lives of those around us. Sin can have devastating consequences—here on earth, and for eternity."
"But God is anxious for us to come to Him in repentance and ask for His forgiveness and help," said Rev. Graham. "True healing comes through trusting Jesus Christ in faith and following Him as the Lord of our lives."
In addition to NBC's Matt Lauer, some of the other media and Hollywood celebrities who have lost their jobs because of alleged sexual harassment include PBS's Charlie Rose, MSNBC's Mark Halperin, the New York Times's Glenn Thrush, Fox's Bill O'Reilly, Vox's Lockhart Steele, GQ's Rupert Myers, Amazon's Roy Price, producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, actor Jeffrey Tambor, NPR's David Sweeney, NPR's Michael Oreskes and Minnesota Public Radio's Garrison Keillor.