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Franklin Graham Is the Worst Thing to Happen to God in a While

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Speaking as a Christian pastor, I attest that following Jesus is difficult enough without having to live down the advanced billing from folks like Franklin Graham, who are convinced that God has nothing better to do than to figure out new categories of people to despise.

Rev. Franklin Graham, Your God Is Too Small

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Joan E. Dowlin

Rev. Graham, I had to take issue with you when you said you agreed with Vladimir Putin that we need to protect the children and not allow gays to adopt. You believe only a man and a woman in a "traditional" marriage can properly raise a child up in to the way they should go.

Billy Graham's Son Says Gays Can Go To Heaven If They Repent

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

ABC News held a panel discussion about the religious right and mainstream American views a few days ago, featuring Rev. Franklin Graham, Dr. Russell M...

Like Father, Like Son: Billy Graham's Advice to a Lesbian

Michael G. Long | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Michael G. Long

While Franklin Graham is deeply misinformed about countless matters, including gay adoption, he's absolutely right about his father: Like his son, Billy Graham cannot accept gays and lesbians just as they are.

Franklin Graham: Making Jesus Look Bad One Interview at a Time

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm tired of having to explain that I'm "not that kind of Christian" to people who assume that Franklin Graham speaks for all of us. Because he does not.

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His Views on Homosexuality

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Frank, you have plenty of anti-gay people besides Putin to admire. And don't worry: Marriage for same-sex couples remains illegal in 33 U.S. states and most countries across the planet, and anti-LGBT attitudes and statutes are alive and well in our country and abroad.

Billy Graham's Son Gives The Most Disturbingly Homophobic Interview We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion

In just the first 60 seconds of this interview with Franklin Graham, the son of charismatic preacher Billy Graham, viewers are treated to his condemna...

Franklin Graham Thinks Putin's Got The Right Attitude About The Gays

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on prot...

Evangelical Theology Is Used Like Sunscreen -- Not to Encourage Discussion but to Protect Against Exposure

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

The movers and shakers in the evangelical world know they're living in and perpetrating a fantasy land.

Franklin Graham vs. Pope Francis

Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

Franklin Graham opened up about the legacy of his father, Billy Graham, to NBC's Harry Smith on Sunday's broadcast of "Meet The Press," where he comme...

Jason Linkins

IRS Woes Grow As More Claim Impropriety

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Chances are, by the time all the facts come out in L'Affaire IRS, we'll be assaying an example of how a fumbling sort of incompetence, as opposed to a...

Conservative Religious Groups Say They Were Scrutinized By IRS

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and EMERY DALESIO | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two conservative religious groups say they were also the subject of unusual scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Service. The son of...

Franklin Graham: Tax Violence In Movies, Video Games

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Rev. Franklin Graham on Wednesday suggested that movies and video games depicting violence should be subject to extra taxation. “How much violenc...

God Condemns Same-Sex Marriage? Really?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

One does not have to be a biblical scholar to know our society does not and has not followed many of the principles the Bibles dictate on issues of marriage. Let's look at some of the religious teachings, many pointing out that the institution of marriage was constructed very differently from what some today consider as "traditional."

Franklin Graham Takes Surprising Stance On Background Checks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Rev. Franklin Graham has come out in support of universal background checks as the debate over gun control continues in Washington. Graham told Tim...

Rick Warren, Franklin Graham To The Inauguration?

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

The Rev. Louie Giglio is out, but should the Revs. Rick Warren and Franklin Graham be in for President Barack Obama's inauguration? This and more in the latest religion headlines.

Conservative Leader Says U.S. On 'Path To Destruction,' Gay Marriage A Matter Of Incompatible 'Plumbing'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion

Controversial conservative Christian and evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham gave a typically outspoken interview last week, telling David Brody of the Ch...

Obama Wins: So Christians, Will It Be More Hate or Jesus?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 01.07.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

It's time to put following Jesus ahead of denying other people their basic human rights, their basic humanity and trying to win elections even when it costs your soul.

Franklin Graham's Message Of Inequality

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Alexander Bullock

His call to evangelicals is alarming. It is a call to vote for a return to an American past that is marred by racial, social and economic inequality. We must ultimately disagree with and stop anyone God fearing or not who would seek to restore an older version of America.

I Wish Christian Preachers Would Just Shut Up

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

That sounds harsh and I do not mean for it to be unkind. But frankly, I'm growing exceedingly weary of the nonsense that uninformed and misinformed Christian ministers wail about almost continuously.

Why Is Billy Graham So Involved In The 2012 Elections?

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion

(RNS) After years of shunning the partisan political spotlight, is Billy Graham a born-again Republican? In May, the elderly evangelist was feature...

Jaweed Kaleem

Billy Graham Launches Pro-Romney Voter Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.18.2012 | Religion

Just a week after meeting and nearly endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at his Montreat, N.C., home, an ailing Rev. Billy Graham ...

Billy Graham Is Not An Anti-Gay Bigot

Steve Knight | Posted 09.30.2012 | Religion
Steve Knight

Let me tell you about Billy Graham, just as he is, because based on what I experienced working for the man for six years, two statements issued under his name last week significantly collide with the well-established values of this great humble faith leader.

'If God Doesn’t Punish America, He’ll Have To Apologize To Sodom And Gomorrah'

Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion

Billy Graham wrote a prayer letter to America in which he shares his dismay, offers an invitation and passes the plate. The letter, which can be se...

Do All Evangelical Leaders Believe Gays Should Be Put To Death?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It may be true that the "death to gays" pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith.