Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has called President Obama's expected commemoration of America's first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York a "monument to sin," asserting that many other people deserve a monument instead.
"A monument to sin? That's unbelievable. War heroes deserve a monument, our nation's founding fathers deserve a monument, people who have helped to make America strong deserve a monument — but a monument to sin?" Graham opined in a Facebook post on Friday.
Sources close to the White House have said the planned monument is expected to be erected on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which is popularly believed to be the birthplace of the American LGBT activist movement, stemming from the protests in June 1969 against police raids on the tavern. more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famous evangelist Billy Graham, is set to step into the role of chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and has warned that God is "backing away" from America.
"For the past three years I have felt a compelling urgency to pray," Lotz said in a statement. "As a result my organization, AnGeL Ministries, has offered five worldwide prayer initiatives that have drawn tens of thousands into prayer. So when Shirley Dobson asked me to succeed her as the chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, I was highly honored."
"I believe I'm called by God to those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1-2)," Lotz added. "I will continue to lead AnGeL Ministries as I accept this new assignment to not only get people into God's Word, but also onto their knees in serious prayer for our nation." more >>
Depressed Christians need to see their second chance at life as a blessing and know God has forgiven them for their suicide attempt, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent blog post for the Kansas City Star that those who have attempted to take their own life need to move forward instead of wallowing in past mistakes.
The evangelical leader indicates that God will in fact forgive those who have contemplated such a horrific act because he is full of unlimited grace and goodness and wants to offer His forgiveness to those who ask. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has denounced a $36 million anti-smoking government campaign aimed at 18- to 24-year-olds that features coming out stories and drag queens called "This Free Life."
In a message posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Graham took issue with the Food and Drug Administration's initiative, arguing that it's an example of preferential treatment.
"Our Federal Food and Drug Administration is spending $36 million of taxpayer money on an advertising campaign featuring lesbians, drag queens, and transgender individuals to encourage the LGBT community to quit smoking," wrote Graham. "Doesn't everyone need to quit smoking, not just this group?" more >>
Instead of giving oneself all the credit, Christians need to thank God for their personal accomplishments, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader, known for his international Christian crusades, wrote in a May 2 column for the Kansas City Star that although taking pride in your work is not morally wrong, it is dangerous to indulge in a "self-centered, egotistical" kind of self accolade.
This type of pride is dangerous because it separates us from others, as well as God, Graham contends. more >>
World renowned evangelist Billy Graham revealed what he thinks is the greatest spiritual mistake people often make.
Graham wrote in a May 2 post for his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website that when it comes to spending your life in eternity, your good acts are not enough to God.
This is because according to the Bible, the only way we could reach God's standard of goodness is by being completely perfect. Graham cites Habakkuk 1:13, which reads: "Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing." more >>