Rev. Graham: USA Today is Wrong, The Sin of Sexual Harassment Won't Stop

Michael W. Chapman
By Michael W. Chapman | December 19, 2017 | 4:44 PM EST

Rev. Franklin Graham.
(Screenshot, YouTube)

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham criticized the newspaper USA Today for stating that sexual "misconduct must stop," by stating that sexual sin -- harassment, adultery, fornication -- stems from "wicked" hearts and has occurred for millennia. He added that the only avenue of escape is through Jesus Christ and obedience to God's commandments.

In a Dec. 14 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, "USA TODAY says 'Americans agree misconduct must stop.' Well I’ve got news for the newspaper—that’s not going to happen in this world."

"The Bible says the heart is 'desperately wicked' and only God can change it," said Graham.

Producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin Spacey, and reporter Mark Halperin. (YouTube)

"The sexual harassment issues we’ve seen recently aren’t anything new," he added,  "it is even in the Bible. King David used His power and authority to have another man’s wife and it eventually led to her husband’s murder."

"The Bible says 'Be sure your sin will find you out,' and that happened to King David," said the reverend.  "Even though David repented and God forgave him, there were consequences for his sin that cost him for the rest of his life."

"Sin carries a high price," said Graham.  "We’re all sinners in need of a Savior—and that Savior is Jesus Christ."


Franklin Graham, 65, is the son of world-renowned preacher Billy Graham. Franklin Graham runs the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and oversees the international  Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse. He is married and has five children. 

Enjoying your article? The MRC is NOT funded by the government like NPR - but as a non-profit, your tax-free contribution will keep the MRC your conservative premiere Media Watchdog! Support us today by completing the form below. Enjoy your article!

Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center]


Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts Program! MRC receives a rebate for each booking when you use our special codes.

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