“We have a statement of faith, Laura. We believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. And that’s — that goes back to the beginning of time to the first man and woman that God created. And this is our standard, and so for people that we hire — we are a Christian organization.
“We are a religious organization, so we want to hire people of like mind, and we have a statement of faith that we require our employees to sign. And in that is ‘a marriage is between a man and a woman’ and this is very offensive to some people and the gay community.
“And listen, I’m not homophobic, and I’m certainly not going around bashing people because they may be homosexual. I believe in that God loves all of us.
“He created us all, but we also are sinners, and our sins separate us from God. And I want people to know how they can have a relationship with God, and that’s through faith in his son Jesus Christ.
“So, I don’t bash homosexuals. I want homosexuals to know the truth, that God does love them.” – Franklin Graham, responding to criticism that medical volunteers must agree that gays will burn in hell before they can work at his Central Park field hospital.
As JMG readers surely know, Franklin Graham has many, many times attacked LGBT people as less than human, compared us to pedophiles and rapists, called us the “enemy of America,” and has claimed that “Satan is behind” the LGBT rights movement. Graham has also endorsed moves to criminalize homosexuality in places like Russia. There’s a reason he can’t find a venue in all of Britain to host his hate festivals.