‘Alleged Christian’ Franklin Graham gets scorched for his hypocritical praise of 'classiest first lady' Melania Trump
Franklin Graham (Fox News/screen grab)

Pastor Franklin Graham, one of the country's most recognizable evangelical Christians, is facing a backlash for praising First Lady Melania Trump shortly after denouncing the alleged "sins" of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Graham on Friday wished Melania a happy birthday, declaring she was the "classiest first lady our country has ever had."

His praise for the first lady comes a few days after he lashed out at Buttigieg, demanding that he repent and not "flaunt" being gay.

“Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,” Graham tweeted.

Graham followers were quick to point out that Melania had posed in the nude several times as a model, sometimes depicting same-sex scenes with another woman.

Other Twitter users criticized Graham for hurting the evangelical movement by endorsing Trump.