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Tags: Gay Marriage | Religion | Supreme Court | Franklin Graham | Same-Sex Marriage | Marriage Equality | SCOTUS

Franklin Graham: I Won't Be 'Forced' to Marry Gays

By    |   Friday, 26 June 2015 12:33 PM

Franklin Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said that the Supreme Court did not define marriage and therefore cannot re-define it, according to a Twitter post.
"God gave us marriage. Period. And God doesn't change his mind," Graham told Fox Nation. "If pastors are going to be forced to provide marriage services for gay couples, I'm not going to do it," Graham declared.

SCOTUS ruled on Friday morning that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

However, Graham notes that "Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman — Almighty God — and His decisions are not subject to review or revision by any manmade court.

"God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24)," Graham released in a statement on his Facebook page. 

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled today that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. With all due...

Posted by Franklin Graham on Friday, June 26, 2015

Earlier reports state that many Christian evangelicals say they would refuse to obey a decision allowing gay unions.

The Defend Marriage pledge, signed by more than 50,000 people, is one of a series of measures launched by social conservatives to push back against same-sex unions.
The pledge noted that it is God's will to have marriage being only between a man and a woman

Graham added, "I pray God will spare America from His judgment, though, by our actions as a nation, we give Him less and less reason to do so."

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Franklin Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says that the Supreme Court of the United States did not define marriage and there for cannot re-define it, according to a Twitter post.
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