Evangelist/pretend Christian Franklin Graham is absolutely livid that the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that Title Vii of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from employment discrimination, and wants us to believe that the right to discriminate against those we disagree with is what the “nation was founded on.”
On his Facebook page, Graham expressed his great disappointment that the high court had eliminated the right of any American to fire someone they suspect of being LGBTQ, writing:
“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.”
You have a right to “hold them,” but nowhere in the Constitution does it say you have a right to impose your religious beliefs on others. The very thought of that must have Thomas Jefferson and James Madison spinning in their graves.
Graham went on to suggest that the ruling somehow harms religious freedom in the United States, though he provided zero evidence of such a ridiculous claim:
“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.”
Doesn’t the Old Testament demand that those who commit adultery be stoned to death in public? That’s part of “God’s Word,” and that would mean that anyone who had sex outside of marriage would be condemned to death.
As if all of that wasn’t more than enough from Graham, he then added this:
“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.”
Horse puckey! That’s the very same “logic” that was used to allow discrimination against African-Americans for decades. But using the Bible to try and justify your own bigotry only serves to prove your own ignorance of the Golden Rule and the teachings of Christ: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.
Franklin Graham is the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing, and his hatred of those he disagrees with is downright disgusting.
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