First of all, here at the Flee from Christian Fundamentalism blog, we do not care what Franklin Graham has to say about anything. In our opinion the son is not the father in this particular case and never will be anything like the father. We have always pretty much liked and respected Billy Graham here at the blog, and we very much agreed with the content of certain interviews Billy gave before entering extreme old age. Billy was only marginally involved with the rise of the so-called Religious Right in this country in the 1970s, and pretty much stayed away from it for the rest of his life in his public discourse. Franklin Graham has clearly sold out to the Religious Right, so much so that I can no longer find anything of spiritual value or direction in him and the things he has to say. Check this out:
Franklin Graham, Christian fundamentalism, conservative evangelicalism, and the so-called Religious Right need to understand something basic. If they go out on any kind of national witch hunt to persecute LGBTQ people, which is exactly what they are engaged in doing right now in North Carolina and many other places, the persecution they are sowing now is going to end in a massive reaping of persecution by them. The fundies need to think on this spiritual phenomenon described by Jesus himself in the New Testament and think deeply on its implications for their own survival.
A single sown seed of corn will sprout and grow into a tall plant that may produce eight ears of corn. Each ear of new corn from that plant will contain 100+ seeds, and the whole plant will produce 800+ seeds of corn. That is the nature of sowing and reaping. Planting one little seed will yield a whole bag of seed in return for it. By the same token, if a person plants just one little seed of persecution against their LGBTQ neighbors, they are liable to reap a whole bagful of persecution unto themselves and their fundie institutions, including their churches.
Rather than plant one little seed of persecution against their neighbors, Christian fundamentalism, conservative evangelicalism, and the Religious Right today are laying plans to sow whole fields of persecution against their LGBTQ neighbors from coast to coast. The trouble they are experiencing in North Carolina right now with the Atlantic Coast Conference and other American businesses is only one tiny taste of the massively bitter harvest they are going to reap if they continue this program of persecution against their fellow American citizens.
Fundies. You are called by Jesus to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I find it hard to believe that you would want people to persecute you in the same manner that you are persecuting LGBTQ citizens. Do not be surprised if you reap what you are sowing 800 fold.