"Rev. Franklin Graham" by Matt Johnson / CC BY 2.0

Viciously anti-LGBTQ group runs Central Park tent hospital & forces volunteers to reject gay rights

Mar 31, 2020

By Bil Browning

Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical Christian group that regularly takes advantage of humanitarian crises to spread their far-right agenda, has been revealed as the charity behind a tent hospital that has been erected in New York City’s Central Park.

Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, leads the group. Graham’s history of vicious attacks on LGBTQ people and Muslims spurred several British venues to cancel contracts with his ministry earlier this year.

Samaritan’s Purse has specifically been recruiting Christian volunteers to work in their 68-bed respiratory unit. But before being accepted, they’re required to adhere to the group’s statement of faith.

While nine of the 11 statements are theological, the other two are about abortion and LGBTQ people.

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