After condemning the first openly homosexual presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, for his attack on Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith, Rev. Franklin Graham reminded the ultra-left Democrat that God is the One who decides what sin is – not man.
“We don’t define sin – God does,” the world-renowned evangelist lectured Buttigieg on Facebook.
Graham was referring to public criticism of Pence by the assumed Democratic presidential candidate during a speech for the LGBTQ Victory Fund over the weekend, in which he attacked the vice president’s biblical stance on same-sex "marriage."
“That’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand – if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me – your quarrel, sir, is with my Creator,” the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana – who is a member of the left-leaning, LGBT-friendly Episcopalian Church USA – insisted, according to WND.
But Graham – who serves as the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and Samaritan’s Purse – would not let the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful get away with his flawed theology.
“To set the record straight, Mr. Mayor, the issue isn’t whether somebody has a problem with who you are – the issue is that we all have a problem with God because of our sin,” the preacher from North Carolina told Buttigieg via social media. “And it applies to every single human being. God loves us, and the Bible says we are all sinners who need God’s forgiveness – which He offers if we repent and turn from our sin and put our faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.”
Graham went on to explain something Buttigieg should have known as a professing Christian.
“We don’t define sin – God does in His Word, the Bible,” the Christian leader continued. “Using new terms like ‘Progressive Christianity’ and the ‘Christian Left’ may sound appealing to some, but God’s laws and standards do not change. He says, ‘For I am the Lord, I change not.’ I believe what the Bible says is truth.”
Buttigieg insisted in his speech that marrying a homosexual man has made him a “better human being.”
“Yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God,” the LGBT activist claimed. “[It was someone or something] far above my pay grade [that made me homosexual].”
Graham argued that Buttigieg is trying to fault Pence for taking God at his word, as clearly written in the Bible.
“[Buttigieg is] attacking Vice President Mike Pence for his stand with the Word of God,” the vocal street preacher insisted. “I have such a great respect for the vice president – for his leadership in our nation, for his personal integrity and for his Christian faith.”