Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, says gay marriage brings us closer to a spiritual cliff.

“As we come into the new year, America is facing many challenges,” Graham wrote in a blog post. “For the past few weeks, the media has been focused on what has been termed as the nation's 'fiscal cliff.'”

“Our country's financial problems, however, are nothing compared to the spiritual and moral cliff that is far more destructive to our nation than any economic concerns.”

“Since the recent election, we've seen same-sex couples lining up at courthouses in several states to receive their marriage licenses, and hundreds of people gathering in public places to light up marijuana cigarettes in the states where it has just been decriminalized.”

“This is only the tip of the iceberg. The moral decline we see on television programs – blatant immorality, senseless violence, media-friendly gay and lesbian behavior – is just a reflection of the moral corruption that has infected our entire nation.”

Graham and his famous father strongly backed passage of a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples in North Carolina.