Evangelist Franklin Graham on Wednesday attended a prayer rally in Atlanta, where he spoke out against marriage equality and transgender rights.

Graham is the son of evangelist Billy Graham and head of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association.

He spoke outside the state Capitol at a rally in support of religious liberty attended by thousands of people. Georgia lawmakers are considering at least eight proposals that would to varying degrees shield people of any religion opposed to same-sex marriage. Opponents of the bills say they would lead to discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transgender people.

“We are here today because we see our nation is in trouble,” Graham is quoted as saying by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The “sins of our nation,” according to Graham, include legalized abortion, the “great sin” of marriage equality, pride, materialism, and not caring for the poor.

He also attacked efforts to allow transgender people to use the bathroom that they identify with, calling such efforts “wicked.”

“Men belong in men's bathrooms and women belong in women's bathrooms,” Graham said. “And we don't need men and predators going into women's bathrooms.”