Franklin Graham: Pope Francis is not the judge, God is the judge

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, December 30, 2013 15:55 EDT
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Franklin Graham, the son of influential evangelist Billy Graham, does not think Christians should shy away from criticizing LGBT people and their relationships.

“God would have to shift and God doesn’t,” Graham said in an interview that aired NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “God’s word is the same, yesterday and today and a million years from now. This is sin. But to wink at sin and to tell somebody it is OK when I know the consequences of what will happen one day when they have to stand before God, so I want to warn people.”

“I think the pope is right when he says he’s not the judge,” he added. “He’s not the judge. God is the judge.”

Pope Francis made international headlines in July after expressing a more friendly tone towards LGBT people.

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Francis told reporters.

Watch video, broadcast by MSNBC, below.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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