The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against chain store Target's announcement that it will stop separating toys and bedding into boys and girls sections, by stating that such a move ignores the traditional American families that "made its stores strong" in favor of the gender-neutral movement.
"I think Target may be forgetting who has made their stores strong. It's not gender-neutral people out there — it's working American families, fathers and mothers with boys and girls they love. What's next? Are they going to try to make people believe that pink or blue baby showers are politically incorrect?" the evangelical leader asked on Facebook.
"I have news for them and for everyone else — God created two different genders. Jesus said, 'Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female' (Matthew 19:4)," he said, adding, "you can't get any clearer than that." more >>
Even though billionaire businessman Donald Trump has been widely criticised for his misogynistic brashness during last Thursday's Fox News presidential debate, leading Evangelist Franklin Graham believes most Americans can "agree" with some of the remarks the Donald made during the primetime two-hour event.
In a post-debate interview with AL.com, Graham, the president of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, explained that he was excited to hear some of the 17 GOP candidates talk about their faith and God during the debates.
Though Graham, who prayed for a number of the participating candidates, refused to endorse any one candidate, he was asked give his thoughts about Trump's performance. more >>
Tullian Tchividjian, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Florida, has said in a message to his supporters that although many Christian leaders often disappear when they fall from grace, he believes the Gospel message allows him to be seen at his "most embarrassing worst."
"What typically happens when a Christian leader falls is that they disappear and only reappear when they're strong and shiny again. No one ever sees them in their broken and weakened condition. When we do this, we send the message that Christianity is only for good and strong and clean people," Tchividjian said in a Facebook post.
"But believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. It is, rather, good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. The message of the Christian faith is that because Jesus was strong for us we are free to be weak," he added. more >>
Franklin Graham, the CEO of Samaritan's Purse and a fierce pro-life advocate, has criticized comments made by Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada who accused Republicans of losing their "moral compass" following an attempt by lawmakers to bring a bill to defund Planned Parenthood up for a vote.
Graham took to Facebook to address the comments made by Reid, and blasted the senator's pro-choice stance on Wednesday.
"Senator Harry Reid outrageously declared yesterday that Republicans had 'lost their moral compass' after they were unable to get the 60 votes needed to move the bill in Congress forward that would defund Planned Parenthood," wrote Graham. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham called Christian NFL player Tim Tebow, who will be playing for Philadelphia Eagles this season, one of his favorite players and said he is a "true leader both on and off the field." "Football season is around the corner! I don't have a favorite team, but I do have favorite players that I follow. One of them is Tim Tebow," Graham, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a post on his Facebook page on Friday.
"He's not only a great quarterback who can throw and run the ball, but he's a true leader both on and off the field," Graham wrote. "Most importantly, Tim lives out his Christian faith at every turn."
Tullian Tchividjian, the former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian church in Florida, who resigned in May after admitting to an affair, has said in a heartfelt message to supporters that he and his family have been overwhelmed by the ordeal, but he is relying on Jesus and willing to let people see him "at the bottom."
"As you can imagine, the last few months have changed my life forever. Nothing will ever be the same. I keep thinking I'm going to wake up one morning and it will have all been a bad, bad dream. But that morning never comes," Tchividjian, who is the grandson of famous evangelist Billy Graham, shared on Facebook.
"Instead, I wake up every day and am freshly hit with the fact that this nightmare is real. My family and I are, at every imaginable level, overwhelmed. What life will look like from here on out is completely unknown to us. And that scares me. But we are alive and not without hope. We are certain that better and brighter days are ahead." more >>