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Franklin Graham Applauds NC Gov.'s New Transgender Law

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Mar 28
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The Rev. Franklin Graham has come out in praise of the new law signed by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory which says that transgender people must use the bathroom which corresponds to their biological identity.


Charisma News reports that the new law reverses the city of Charlotte’s transgender bathroom ordinance which allowed transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender with which they identified.


"They did the right thing in killing that bill," Graham wrote on Facebook Friday evening. "Charlotte's mayor and City Council voted to allow people to use a restroom or locker room that did not match their biological identity. We all know that's ridiculous—and dangerous. I'm glad North Carolina has a governor who will stand up for what is right and protect our children.”


"Now he's facing harsh criticism by LGBT orchestrated voices,” Graham continued. “He's facing threats of backlash by big business, and of course his political opponents want to use this to their advantage. We can't bow down to economic threats that risk the protection of our citizens and go against common sense and morality. Government should not mandate men being able to use a women's public restroom based on their felt 'gender identity' of the day.”


Graham, who was born and raised in North Carolina and lives there still, likely felt a particular call to comment on the North Carolina law.


In response to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s statement that he is banning all San Francisco city employees from job-related travel to North Carolina in protest of the new bill, Graham stated, "I think Mayor Lee needs to focus on the problems of San Francisco—which are many—and leave NC to our governor to manage. He and others who are threatening NC with all kinds of boycotts really need to get their facts straight rather than believing the misinformation promoted by the Progressive Left.”


"The measure just passed doesn't allow discrimination at all,” he continued… "I'm so thankful NC has a governor and a majority of legislators at the capitol who have some backbone and aren't being pushed around by the dangerous whims of LGBT activists. I hope every pastor in every church across this country will pray for Gov. McCrory and these issues in their services tomorrow—and that they will stand against the onslaught on morality and God's truth in our nation."



Photo courtesy: Religion News Service


Publication date: March 28, 2016