Rev. Franklin Graham (BGEA).
Commenting on the Obama administration’s lawsuit against North Carolina’s law that requires people to use the bathroom that matches their biological sex, Rev. Franklin Graham said it is incredible the White House is endorsing “sexual perversion,” and stressed that we must pray as a nation and ask God to stop “this spread of evil” and “debauchery.”
“The descent into godless immorality and debauchery has accelerated so rapidly that unless God intervenes, our country simply will never be the same,” said Rev. Graham in his June commentary for Decision magazine. “Our culture is on the verge of a complete rejection of the moral restraining power of the church that has played such a prominent role in our nation’s incredible history.”
“[A]s as we witness the unbelievable rise and influence of the gay lobby across the social landscape, the vicious assault on the family, the continued disengagement of young people in the life of the church, and blatant hostility toward Christians, I am gravely concerned for the future of our children and grandchildren,” said the reverend.
“In my own home state of North Carolina, the state and federal government are involved in competing lawsuits over legislation the state passed to ensure that men and women use a bathroom according to their biological sex,” he said.
“Who would have ever thought that the time would come when the highest office in the land would endorse such sexual perversion?” said Rev. Graham, in reference to the Obama administration’s position that transgendered men – biological males who identify as females – must be allowed to use the restrooms, lockers and showers of biological women (and young girls).
White House illuminated in gay
rainbow flag colors. (AP)
These types of perversions, including homosexual marriage and adoption of children by homosexuals, are widespread and illustrate that “America is at a crossroads,” said Rev. Graham.
It seems that American society is rejecting Christian morality on many levels, he said. “I hear that same defiant refrain sweeping across our nation today, exclaiming, ‘We do not want Jesus to rule over us. We do not want to have anything to do with Him or His Word. We hate the Name of Jesus. We hate His followers. We hate His truth.’”
“That’s why I believe the only answer is persistent, prevailing, pleading prayer,” said Rev. Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham.
Referencing his current prayer tour to all 50 state capitals, Rev. Graham said, “at each stop on the Decision America Tour, we spend our time together calling on God to halt the rising tide and spread of evil. I ask Christians to go home and form prayer groups in their local towns and neighborhoods, and get more people involved in interceding for our land.”
He also encouraged people to vote in the November elections, because we are not only “citizens of the kingdom of Heaven,” but “we’re also citizens here, with responsibilities to the authorities God has ordained.”
In closing, Rev. Graham said, “We should not be surprised at the growing hostility of the culture toward our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus told us that we should expect it. ‘If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:18-19, NKJV).’”
Franklin Graham, 63, is married and has five children. He is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and also oversees the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse. Rev. Franklin Graham regularly preaches in the United States and overseas, and comments on current events on television and the radio.