Pastor Franklin Graham, son of world-famous evangelist Billy Graham, has advised President Barack Obama to have extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House because God might send lightning bolts to smite him.
According to Graham, God is angry with Obama for “arrogantly flaunting” his support for sinful behavior by displaying rainbow colors in celebration of the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states of the U.S.
In a post to his Facebook page on Tuesday, Graham expressed exasperation about the evolution of President Obama’s position on gay marriage in just three years, and accused him of having the gall to “disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors.”
“A lot has changed in three short years! Just three years ago, the President was on record as holding to the biblical definition of marriage.
“Now he can’t say enough about his support for the LGBT agenda—and right after the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House.”
This is not the first time that Graham has warned of God’s judgment following the Supreme Court’s same-sex ruling and President Obama’s celebration of the ruling with rainbow colors at the White House.
In a comment posted to his Facebook page on June 29, he described lighting up the White house with rainbow colors as a “slap on the face of millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage” and warned of God’s judgment.
“God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment. God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent… one day God is going to judge sin—all sin. Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment.”
Graham has also posted Facebook comments since the Supreme Court ruling stating that the ruling would compromise the “religious freedom” of Christians.
He expressed support for the Oregon bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein, who were fined $135,000 for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. He also posted comments in support of Linda Barnette, Grenada County, Mississippi, circuit clerk who chose to resign from her job following the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all states of the U.S.
In another post, he commented on the recent ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court that a Ten Commandments monument on the capitol grounds be removed. He lamented how things have changed since his childhood days when “the Ten Commandments were posted in the classroom, and the teacher led us in the Lord’s Prayer before we went to lunch.”
He said that in “those days” everybody respected the word of God but now “everything related to God and His Word is coming under fire.”
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