Christian conservative Franklin Graham
has blamed an increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STD) on
Hollywood and sex between people of the same gender.
On Tuesday, CNN reported that for the
fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and
syphilis have increased in the United States.
A report from the US Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a total of 2.4 million
infections in the past year.
In a Facebook post, Graham, son of the
late televangelist Billy Graham and a vocal opponent of LGBT rights,
responded to the increase in STDs by blaming Hollywood and same-sex
“Hollywood is busy promoting
promiscuity to the world – almost every movie, every television
show is focused on sex,” Graham said.
“God made us male and female and gave
sex for us to enjoy inside a marriage relationship between a man and
a woman – not two men, not two women.”
Graham's answer is to be monogamous and
“The Bible says that anyone who sins
sexually, sins against their own body. How true. What’s the
protection the world is looking for? It’s simple – follow God’s
guidelines. Have only a monogamous relationship with your husband or
wife,” he said.