Charity head Franklin Graham claims gays are causing a ‘moral 9/11’

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For the second time in as many days, a member of the Graham family has made a shockingly offensive comment about gays and 9/11.

Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelical pastor Billy Graham, this week appeared to suggest that God let 9/11 happen because he’s too upset about transgender people.

Ms Graham suggested that trans rights was one of the issues that forced God to “abandon” the US, adding of God’s unwillingness to protect America: “I think that’s why God allows bad things to happen. I think that’d why he would allow 9/11 to happen.”

But now her bigger badder brother Franklin Graham, the head of shoebox appeal charity Samaritan’s Purse, has joined his sister in making a sinister 9/11 comparison.

Mr Graham told Fox News pundit Todd Starnes: “The country is imploding. We are seeing a moral implosion. Just like we saw the World Trade Center on 9/11 when the planes hit the tower, they imploded, they fell from within, and this is what’s happening to our country, we’re falling within.

“Our foundations have been weakened by immorality and it’s beginning to crumble.”

“I want the school boards of America in the hands of evangelical Christians within the next four to six years.

“And it can happen and that will have a huge impact because so many school districts now are controlled by wicked, evil people, and the gays and lesbians, and I keep bringing their name up, but they are at the forefront of this attack against Christianity in America.”
Charity head Franklin Graham claims gays are causing a ‘moral 9/11’

Mr Graham has previously accused Obama of spreading ‘immorality’ and ‘sin’, while praising Russia’s Vladimir Putin for instituting a ban on ‘gay propaganda’.

In a recent interview with a Russian newspaper, Graham praised Vladimir Putin’s support for anti-gay laws – and claimed that homosexuals “take people’s children”.

Repeating disturbing rhetoric often used by anti-LGBT vigilantes in Russia, he said: “Homosexuals cannot have children, they can take other people’s children.”