“You talk about controversy – my father stood with Martin Luther King in the early 1960s,” Graham said. “My father never worried about polls. I don’t care about them, either, and with the issues we are facing today – if my father were a younger man, he would be addressing and speaking out in the exact same way I’m speaking out on them.”
The younger Graham told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday that he only condemns LGBT people and other “sinners” because he loves them so much.
“I love people enough and care enough to warn them … that if they chose to continue to live in sin, God is going to judge them one day and they’ll be separated from him for eternity in hell,” Graham said.
He said his father had started writing a book on hell but has been unable to finish it due to failing health.
But the 95-year-old, now bedridden and “very, very weak” at his Montreat, N.C., home, gave outlines to his children to complete the book.
The elder Graham spoke against racial segregation in the 1950s, invited King to preach alongside him, and even paid the civil rights leader’s bail in 1960.
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