In a lengthy post to his Facebook page this Thursday, evangelical leader and Trump supporter Franklin Graham lashed out at Pope Francis in the wake of his declaration that “homosexuals have a right to be part of the family” while calling for civil unions for same-sex couples in a new documentary.
“I find these comments from the Pope unthinkable in light of the Word of God,” Graham wrote.
“For Pope Francis to attempt to normalize homosexuality is to say that Holy Scriptures are false, that our sins really don’t matter, and that we can continue living in them,” Graham continued. “If that were true, then Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection wouldn’t have been needed. The cross would have been for nothing. No one has the right or the authority to trivialize Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf.”
“I want everyone to know the truth and to find the peace that comes only from fully surrendering our lives to Him and His commands,” he wrote. “The consequence of an unrepentant, unbelieving heart is also clear in the Word of God—eternal death. Unless we repent and receive His offer of forgiveness, surrendering our lives to Him, we will spend eternity as part of a different family when we leave this earth—the family of the condemned.”
In a documentary that aired in Rome on Wednesday, Pope Francis said that homosexuals are “children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.”
“What we have to create is a civil union law,” he added. “That way, they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”
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