Franklin Graham, the son and successor of legendary US evangelist Billy Graham, has claimed there is a conscious agenda by Marvel Comics to brainwash young people into accepting a homosexual ‘lifestyle’ after a character in the popular comic book series X-Men was revealed to be gay.
Earlier this week the leading comic book entertainment company revealed that Iceman, AKA Bobby Drake, would be revealed to be gay in issue #40 of All New X-Men.
All New X-men features younger versions of the original X-Men characters traveling through time and in this series fellow X-Men member and psychic Jean Grey discovers that Iceman is attracted to another one of the X-Men after ‘overhearing’ his thoughts.
Franklin Graham believes there is something insidious about this and took to Facebook to lash out at Marvel.
‘This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle,’ Graham posted on Facebook on Wednesday.
‘God’s word says homosexuality is a sin, and we are to be on guard against all sin. God calls us to repent, turn from our sins, and put our trust in his son Jesus Christ who died and rose again to pay the penalty for sin.’
Last year Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and his regime’s banning so-called ‘homosexual propaganda,’ writing, ‘In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues.’
‘He has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda.’
Franklin Graham is the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association which was founded by his father in 1950.