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

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.

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