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Franklin Graham: Charlotte 'Gender Identity' Proposal Discriminates Against Christians

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By    |   Friday, 05 Feb 2016 07:24 PM

Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is blasting a proposed Charlotte, N.C., non-discrimination law that'll include "gender identity" protection, charging the statute is "dangerous" and that similar laws are being turned against Christians.

In a Facebook post Friday night, the son of famed preacher Billy Graham rips the revival a defeated non-discrimination ordinance to allow transgender men and women to use the restroom of their choice in Charlotte. 

"There’s no question, this is a dangerous idea," Graham writes, adding: "Each section of the proposed ordinance has wording to include 'gender identity' … what an individual 'feels' their gender is regardless of the biological reality."

"In reality, this type of so-called 'non-discrimination' law is being used to discriminate against Christians," he writes.

"Where sexual orientation and gender identity laws such as this have passed in other places, florists, bakers, photographers, adoption agencies, and t-shirt printers have been punished by the government for not wanting to use their artistic talents to celebrate and participate in same-sex weddings, not wanting to promote the LGBT messaging in Gay Pride events, or for not wanting to place an adoptive child with two men."

Graham argues activists are wrongly linking the cause to civil rights freedom.

"Civil rights issues are very real and important – but don’t be fooled, this isn’t one of them," he writes.

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Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham is blasting a proposed Charlotte, N.C., non-discrimination law that'll include "gender identity" protection, charging the statute is "dangerous" and that similar laws are being turned against Christians.
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