Franklin Graham: Obama Has ‘Shaken His Fist’ at God

Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:00 PM

By Andra Varin

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Evangelist Franklin Graham said President Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by voicing support for gay marriage.

In an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Obama said his opinions had evolved and he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to wed.

“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama said.

Graham, son of the Rev. Billy Graham, said the president was defying God’s will by changing his opinion on the issue.

“President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more,” Graham said in a statement.

“This is a sad day for America. May God help us,” he said.

Graham supported a measure to amend North Carolina’s constitution to bar gay marriage. Voters on Tuesday passed the amendment with a 61 percent approval rate.

Graham has criticized Obama on spiritual matters in the past. In February, he publicly questioned whether Obama is really a Christian and said “Islam has gotten a free pass” under Obama’s administration. Graham later apologized.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Report Finds Islamic Plot to Control UK Schools

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:35 PM

A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of som . . .

Ex-NSA Chief Hayden: Israelis Have 'Legitimate' Goal in Gaza

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:34 PM

The Israelis have a "legitimate" goal in their effort to locate and destroy tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel, said  . . .

Justice Department to Appeal Ruling that Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:09 PM

The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it would challenge a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that would cancel Obamac . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved