Rev. Franklin Graham. (Photo: Screenshot, FNC)
The "Gay Pride" event at the White House on Wednesday, along with the many pro-homosexual actions taken by the Obama administration, indicates the "moral decline we are seeing manifest daily," said evangelist Franklin Graham, who added that President Barack Obama is leading America "on a sinful course, and God will judge him and us as a nation if we don't repent."
"President Barack Obama was right about one thing in the speech he gave at a Gay Pride event he hosted in the White House yesterday," said Rev. Franklin Graham in a June 25 post on Facebook. "He said, 'There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country.'"
"That’s true—but it is definitely not a shift for the good of America," said the reverend. "The shift in attitudes he refers to is the moral decline we are seeing manifest daily around us."
"Accepting wrong as right—accepting sin as something to be proud of. Yes, that’s definitely a shift," said Rev. Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham. "Should we be surprised that he thanked the LGBT community for all that they had helped him accomplish during his time as president? He said, 'A lot of what we’ve accomplished over these last six and a half years has been because of you.' He also noted there were two states where gay marriage was legal when he took office, but now there are 37."
"The President is leading this nation on a sinful course, and God will judge him and us as a nation if we don’t repent," said Rev. Graham.
At Wednesday's homosexual "pride" event at the White House, hosted by President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the president said, "Together we've been able to do more to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans than at any time in our history."
Obama listed numerous pro-homosexual actions taken by his administration, including the ending of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," new rules for treatment of LGBT pateints at hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid, and he noted the pending Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules, the president said, "one thing's undeniable. There has been this incredible shift in attitudes across the country."
As for transgenders, Obama said, "We've got brave folks coming out in the highest levels of business, government and sports, and in Hollywood. We're seeing television shows portraying transgender characters and families. And the power of example is slowly but surely changing people's hearts."
Obama also praised the huge crowd of LGBT people attending the White House "pride" event, reminding "the folks in this room" that they are "heroes" to young boys and girls who are "struggling with their own identity."
Rev. Franklin Graham, 62, is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and he also runs the international Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse. He is married and has five children and resides in Boone, N.C.