Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist
Billy Graham, believes President Barack Obama is on the outs with
Christians for his endorsement of gay marriage.
In an appearance on CNN's Piers
Morgan Tonight, Graham told host Piers Morgan that support for
Obama was fatering among religious groups due to his May endorsement.
“God instituted marriage. And for
the president to now back something that is against God's position
and is a big problem for him with not only evangelical churches but
African-American churches across this country, who are very
conservative on this issue,” he said.
After stating that gay people “can do
whatever they want,” Graham made it clear that did not include
tying the knot.
“Marriage is between a man and a
woman. God is the one who defines the limits for marriage. He's the
one who gave marriage ...”
“I cannot accept gay marriage. I'm
not homophobic. I'm not against gay or lesbian people. They are
free to live however they want to live, but I believe God makes it
very clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. And there is
no discussion about it.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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