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Mon May 26, 2014, 03:35 PM

Franklin Graham warns gays to change their ways or ‘it’s the flames of hell for you’

Rev. Franklin Graham told a group of conservative pastors that he loves LGBT people enough to warn them they risked falling into the “the flames of hell.”

“I love them enough to care to warn them that if they want to continue living like this, it’s the flames of hell for you,” Graham said Thursday night at the Watchmen on the Wall National Pastor’s Briefing in Washington, D.C.

“Now, if you don’t like that, don’t get mad at me,” Graham said. “I didn’t write the rule book. Almighty God wrote it, and it’s a sin against Him.” He said religious leaders were stifled by political correctness.

“We don’t want to be called a homophobic,” he said, “and I tell people, listen, I’m not afraid of homosexuals, I’m really not — matter of fact, I love them.” Graham, who has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay policies, cautioned the pastors not to compromise in their teaching.

“Listen gentlemen — we live in a world where there is so much compromise,” said Graham. “This city that we’re in, that’s all they do is compromise. We cannot go down that road because you and I are going to have to stand before God one day and give an account to Him, and you don’t want Him to say from His lips, ‘You were a coward.’”

He told the pastors should be willing to risk their lives to preach against homosexuality.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/26/franklin-graham-warns-gays-to-change-their-ways-or-its-the-flames-of-hell-for-you/



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Reply Franklin Graham warns gays to change their ways or ‘it’s the flames of hell for you’ (Original post)
cleanhippie May 2014 OP
Viva_Daddy May 2014 #1
Warpy May 2014 #2
rickford66 May 2014 #3
Warren Stupidity May 2014 #4
AtheistCrusader May 2014 #9
struggle4progress May 2014 #5
edhopper May 2014 #6
stone space May 2014 #7
AtheistCrusader May 2014 #8

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 04:10 PM

1. If you "do good" in order to avoid the "fires of hell", you are very much a coward.

And threatening people with "the fires of hell" has nothing to do with love, whether the threat comes from a preacher or from God Himself.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 04:32 PM

2. God is dead and Franklin Graham got his job!

Somebody needs to congratulate him on his good fortune.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 04:39 PM

3. Jesus wouldn't hang out with the Grahams.

They are in for a mighty big shock if there's an afterlife.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 05:08 PM

4. The angry psycho-god of the literalists.

 

Of course it is just a tiny minority of Christians who belong to sects that believe this hateful nonsense, or so I've been told.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #4)

Tue May 27, 2014, 11:17 AM

9. I'd give my left nut for his net worth though.

It's a pretty good scam, if you can pull it off, apparently.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 05:50 PM

5. Well, Franklin Graham understands correctly he should warn people to change their ways but

he seems to misunderstand what he ought to warn people to change

... The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it ... The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever ... An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked Proverbs 29

... And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow ... Isaiah 1

... Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them. For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right ... Amos 5

... Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves ... Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone ... Matthew 23

... Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed ... Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction ... James 1

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 06:58 PM

6. And you sir

can go fuck yourself with lit candle.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 08:02 PM

7. Well, ain't that special?

 


“We don’t want to be called a homophobic,”


The time to think of that was before you decided to open your damn mouth!

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Tue May 27, 2014, 11:15 AM

8. Despite him doing his best to create such an environment here on earth in reality,

fortunately, there's no such place/flames to fall into.

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