Embattled homophobic and Trump-loving mega-preacher, Franklin Graham, has made a public plea to "God's Army" to do everything they can to stop Democrats from taking control of the senate. He wants to ensure that legislation seeking protections for LGBTQ+ people does not pass.
Graham, whose charity Samaritan's Purse made doctors sign anti-gay statements before they could treat patients in a pandemic field hospital, made his case via a lengthy Facebook post.
It read, in part:
"The Senate is the last line of defense to block the radical, wicked agenda that is trying to take control of our nation. These two seats will determine whether liberal socialist-leaning progressives OR conservative lawmakers have a majority. The policies supported by those on the left promise to be openly hostile to those who hold Christian beliefs."
"Liberal, so called progressives, immediately want to pass the Equality Act, which is anything but equal. It is an attempt to rid our country of religious freedom protections. Progressives could pass this easily and quickly with control of the Senate."
"Friends, this is dangerous. This would change our nation at its very foundation – and yes, it would also greatly change your everyday life. It will vastly alter the America that we leave for our children and grandchildren."
The equality act Graham is so vehemently campaigning against simply seeks to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the list of categories that have legal protection against harassment and discrimination—like race, sex, and religion.
The preacher is very literally fighting for his right to harass, discriminate against, exclude, fire, or otherwise punish people for being LGBTQ+. People are not exactly surprised considering he has previously called LGBTQ+ people "the enemy of civilization."
Surprised or not, people are speaking up to condemn his rant.
@PinkNews .@Franklin_Graham might want to double check the #DogWhistles he uses...they’re becoming blatant:… https://t.co/0Y8mp2lJkS— N. Brennecke-Bienvenue (@N. Brennecke-Bienvenue)1609253938.0
@irishgirl1155 @Franklin_Graham @YahooNewsUK Graham is a False Prophet preaching hate and intolerance directly against their own God's Word.— 🏳🌈Terry T🏳🌈 (@🏳🌈Terry T🏳🌈)1609261530.0
@PinkNews And yet there will be silence from MAGA who lies and says they “love the gays”, but are never willing to… https://t.co/zgVjtFCGAk— Captain Pride (@Captain Pride)1609244945.0
Hate preacher Franklin Graham calls on ‘God’s army’ to stop Democrats from passing LGBT+ rights law BIGOTS..get th… https://t.co/X7czr6L6hO— Joe (@Joe)1609247711.0
@GregBuster2021 @Franklin_Graham to finish the verse. They won't. They can't. But if you're going to be literal, yo… https://t.co/YHGgkRqSRQ— Not on my watch Mister (@Not on my watch Mister)1609174964.0
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The Senate seats Graham is fighting so hard to keep are up for re-election in just a few days. Regardless of the result of the Georgia runoff election, we do not expect the elderly homophobic preacher to stop his decades-long attack against the LGBTQ+ community.