Christian evangelist Franklin Graham used an appearance on Fox News to suggest that the coronavirus is divine punishment for humanity turning its back against God.
Speaking with Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night, Graham was asked to make sense of Covid-19’s worldwide devastation, and the Fox host wondered “How could God allow this thing to happen?”
“Well, I don’t think it’s God’s plan for this to happen. It’s because of the sin that’s in the world,” Graham answered. “Man has turned his back on God, we have sinned against him, and we need to ask for God’s forgiveness and that’s what Easter’s all about.”
Franklin Graham says people are dying of the Coronavirus because man has sinned against god. He goes on to say the pandemic is happening because the world has turned its back on god. pic.twitter.com/Kejq9jzeLu
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 5, 2020