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March 29, 2014

Franklin Graham: 'I believe in protecting children from exploitation - all exploitations'

The son of evangelist Billy Graham is questioning whether gay couples seeking to adopt children have more than pure parental intentions in mind.

'They can recruit,' Franklin Graham tells The Charlotte Observer.

'You can adopt a child into a marriage, but you can also recruit children into your cause,' he adds. 'I believe in protecting children from exploitation - all exploitations.'

March 15, 2014

Evangelist Franklin Graham has praised Vladimir Putin for his stance on gay rights, and criticised Obama for ‘turning [his] back on God’ over gay issues

Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his tough stance on homosexuality while criticising US President Obama for his ‘shameful’ acceptance of gay rights.

Russia’s anti-gay law, which bans the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors, has been under heavy fire since it was passed last summer, particularly in the run up to the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.

August 16, 2013

Two free events by US evangelist Franklin Graham have sold out in Iceland – but not for the reasons he would have hoped for

Pro-LGBT Icelanders have booked hundreds of tickets to see anti-gay US evangelist Franklin Graham – but few have any intention of actually going to see him.

Graham will be in Iceland for events on 28 and 29 September for the evangelical Christian Festival of Hope but many Icelanders have expressed concern about his homophobic views.

In May of 2012 Graham released a statement accusing US President Barack Obama of shaking ‘his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage.’

January 2, 2013

Franklin Graham says gay marriage is 'far more destructive to our nation than any economic concerns'

The son of Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual adviser to several US presidents, put his own spin on the US fiscal cliff story by writing that gay marriage is placing the country on a 'moral cliff.'

January 2, 2013

Franklin Graham says gay marriage is 'far more destructive to our nation than any economic concerns'

The son of Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual adviser to several US presidents, put his own spin on the US fiscal cliff story by writing that gay marriage is placing the country on a 'moral cliff.'

November 20, 2012

'There is no way you can have a family with two females or two males'

Franklin Graham believes that Americans turned their backs on God recently when they re-elected President Barack Obama to a second term.

The son of Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, says in an interview that Obama’s second term will 'usher in the largest changes in our society since the Civil War.'

November 20, 2012

'There is no way you can have a family with two females or two males'

Franklin Graham believes that Americans turned their backs on God recently when they re-elected President Barack Obama to a second term.

The son of Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, says in an interview that Obama’s second term will 'usher in the largest changes in our society since the Civil War.'

October 30, 2012

Museum seeking donations to help pay for damage

Vandals struck The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco early Monday (29 October) shattering two large plate glass windows.

'It's clear that this was vandalism,' said Paul Boneberg, executive director of the GLBT Historical Society, the organization that runs the museum. 'We don't know who smashed the windows this or why they did it.'

The museum, located in the city's famed Castro District, is often referred to as San Francisco's 'queer Smithsonian' and is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States.

October 19, 2012

Urges a 'vote for those who protect the biblical definition of marriage'

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, speaks out against gay marriage in a full-page ad appearing in the Wall Street Journal on Friday (19 October).

Graham states in the ad that as he approaches his 94th birthday, the November elections in the US may be his last.

October 19, 2012

Urges a 'vote for those who protect the biblical definition of marriage'

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, speaks out against gay marriage in a full-page ad appearing in the Wall Street Journal on Friday (19 October).

Graham states in the ad that as he approaches his 94th birthday, the November elections in the US may be his last.

May 4, 2012

Daughter of former US President Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton opposes North Carolina's anti-gay measure

With the vote on North Carolina's anti-gay Amendment One less than a week away, household names are joining the fray on both sides of the issue.

Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, is placing ads in 14 newspapers this weekend voicing support for the measure while former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton on Thursday (3 May) went public with her opposition to it.

May 3, 2012

The 93-year-old evangelist places full-page ads in 14 newspapers touting measure

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, has come out publicly in favor of North Carolina's anti-gay Amendment One.

The 93-year-old Baptist minister is not known for taking strong political stances previously but has decided to campaign for passage of a ballot initiative that seeks to add a ban of same-sex marriages and civil unions to the North Carolina constitution.

Graham has purchased full-page ads that will appear in 14 newspapers over the weekend. Voters go to the polls on May 8.

May 3, 2012

The 93-year-old evangelist places full-page ads in 14 newspapers touting measure

Billy Graham, the famed evangelist who has been spiritual advisor to several US presidents, has come out publicly in favor of North Carolina's anti-gay Amendment One.

The 93-year-old Baptist minister is not known for taking strong political stances previously but has decided to campaign for passage of a ballot initiative that seeks to add a ban of same-sex marriages and civil unions to the North Carolina constitution.

Graham has purchased full-page ads that will appear in 14 newspapers over the weekend. Voters go to the polls on May 8.