Franklin Graham On SCOTUS LGBT Ruling: My Rights Should Be Protected Too


“Christian organizations should never be forced to hire people who do not align with their biblical beliefs.”

Following Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people violates Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, evangelist Franklin Graham condemned the decision and wrote on Facebook that it “erodes religious freedoms across this country.”

“I believe this decision erodes religious freedoms across this country. People of sincere faith who stand on God’s Word as their foundation for life should never be forced by the government to compromise their religious beliefs,” Graham wrote. “Christian organizations...should not be prevented from terminating a person whose lifestyle and beliefs undermine the ministry’s purpose and goals.”

  • Graham wrote that the “Supreme Court exists to interpret the law, not to make new laws – making laws is the job of our Representatives in Congress.”
  • However, Graham’s statement was misguided because the Supreme Court did not enact a new law. What the “justices did was what other courts for more than a decade had already done: understand and realize that anti-LGBTQ discrimination is sex discrimination,” reported David Badash from The New Civil Rights Movement. They ruled 6-3 to recognize the “existing law already protects LGBTQ people.”

“As a Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ, my rights should be protected. Even if my sincerely held religious beliefs might be the minority, I still have a right to hold them,” Graham continued on Facebook. “These are the freedoms our nation was founded on.”

  • Graham, who is currently president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, said the Supreme Court “does not override and will never overturn the Word of God.”

He concluded his post by saying, God’s “laws are true and are the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

Comments (2)
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This fool needs to understand that hyperbolic arguments are senseless. How does extending equal rights to the LGBTQ community prevent "christians" from practicing their religion? How does marriage equality lessen heterosexual marriage? It doesn't, it's all about that good old "christian" hate.

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