Franklin Graham Rips Obama for His Use of the Rainbow Flag

The Supreme Court Ruling on gay marriage is having ripple effects into the American community that will be felt for months and even years to come.

But solid, bible believing teachers in America won’t rollover and let the Supreme Court’s ruling tarnish the living word of God.

In fact a large majority in the Christian community are rallying against the ruling and telling SCOTUS and POTUS the ruling doesn’t change God’s word.

In particular Franklin Graham has taken issues with how Obama and the White has used the Rainbow flag.

Western Journalism writes:

Since last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring ‘gay marriage’ a constitutional right, the issue has dominated social and news media coverage. Many prominent figures on both sides of the ruling have expressed their views in a variety of forums.

One prominent preacher posted a particularly popular passage presenting his pastoral perspective on the policy. Franklin Graham took to Facebook recently, as he is wont to do in response to the cultural issues of the day, to share a biblical response to the gay community and its use of the rainbow as an identifying symbol.

He criticized Barack Obama’s use of rainbow-colored lights to illuminate the White House following the ruling, calling it “outrageous” and “a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored.”

Citing the Old Testament account of Noah, Graham pointed out that “God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgement.”

It was after God selected one family – Noah’s – to escape His wrath, Graham explained, that the rainbow was “a sign … that God would not use the flood again to judge the world.”

Judgement is nevertheless coming, he pointed out, adding that only “those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment.”

According to Graham, such righteousness “comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one.”

Instead of spreading that hope, however, Graham explained the gay community’s use of the rainbow image sends an ominous message of punishment.

“So,” he concluded, “when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come. Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?”

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users expressed support of Graham’s position, though comments varied. While many applauded his fierce defense of biblical teachings, others sided with Kevin Stone, who called Graham a “fork-tongued serpent pretending to speak for God.”

The problem here isn’t that Franklin Graham spoke his mind, it’s that most of America had already spoken on this issue and said they wanted to uphold traditional marriage.

Even President Obama said he wanted to keep traditional marriage as it was before he came to office in 2008. However it wasn’t that much long after where he began his plans of slowly chipping away at traditional marriage.

Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and then working to advocate for gay rights everyday since.

And when someone like Graham calls him on it, now Graham’s the bigot.

Our country needs a serious reality check. Fortunately Grahams there to give it to him.

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