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Franklin Graham on Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Ruling: “My Rights Should Be Protected”

Jun 17, 2020

By Beth Stoneburner

Never one to miss an opportunity to remind us how much he despises civil rights, evangelist Franklin Graham took to Facebook to express his utter dismay over the Supreme Court’s recent 6-3 decision saying sex discrimination laws apply to gay and transgender people.

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. Christian organizations should never be forced to hire people who do not align with their biblical beliefs and should not be prevented from terminating a person whose lifestyle and beliefs undermine the ministry’s purpose and goals.

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. The same holds true for a Christian organization. These are the freedoms our nation was founded on.

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3 comments on “Franklin Graham on Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Ruling: “My Rights Should Be Protected”

  • “… should not be prevented from terminating a person whose lifestyle and beliefs undermine the ministry’s purpose and goals.”

     

    Then there’s this from a NYT op-ed:

     

    The question many have now is whether religious institutions will now be required to abandon their views on marriage and sexuality, or else cease carrying out their missions altogether?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/opinion/supreme-court-religious-freedom.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

     

    So the real question is this: in a secular society, how pervasive should “missions” and “purposes and goals” be? I fully support a theist’s right to his/her belief system. But does the theist fully support my right not to buy into it? Do their missions and purposes and goals include the demand to require my participation? Does the 1st Amendment protect my right to decline participation?

  • Loudmouthed idiot.  He’d instantly recognize the problem were it his job and someone else’s sincerely held beliefs about him.

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    But, but, my beliefs! –a true “soldier” of Christ, eh? lol

     


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  • This is something that Franklin and his ilk just do not understand:

    KEEP YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS TO YOURSELF.

    The founding fathers put a separation of church and state clause in the constitution because they recognised how much stupidity, violence and divisiveness religion caused in the European countries from whence their grandparents came.

    And ever since, the religious continue to violate that part of the constitution and encroach on the freedoms of others.

    It’s a hypocrisy that comes as part and parcel of being fervently religious like Franklin, but hey if you’re doing it for Jesus then you’re allowed to commence any offence against truth and morality you want in order to spread ignorance.

     


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