Rev. Graham: Putin Right on Gays

    NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 11:  Franklin Graham speaks during the Celebration of Hope at the New Orleans Arena on March 11, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Celebration of Hope is Evangelistic festival led by Franklin and Billy Graham, whose Samaritan's Purse ministry has raised, reportedly, more than $36 million for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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    Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, took to the pages of Decision magazine to extol the virtues of Vladimir Putin. No, not for his annexation of Crimea. The endorsement is for Putin's crackdown on gay activists, which incited outrage among Western countries. Graham writes, "In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues. Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda." In fact, Graham believes that as a result, the U.S. has ceded the moral high ground it held during the Cold War. He also writes that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, "have turned their backs on God and His standards."

    Read it at Decision