Billy Graham's Kid: Pope 'Not the Judge' of Homosexuality

'God is,' and 'this is sin,' says Franklin Graham

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 29, 2013 12:37 PM CST

(Newser) – Amid talk of his father's failing health, Franklin Graham today waded into the topic of homosexuality and the current pope, telling Meet the Press that Francis was "right when he said he's not the judge. He's not the judge. God is the judge." Graham added that his views won't change, that for that to happen, "God would have to shift—and God doesn’t. God’s word is the same, yesterday and today and a million years from now. This is sin. To wink at sin and tell somebody it's OK ... when I know the consequences of what will happen one day when they have to stand before God." (The elder Graham came out in favor of North Carolina's gay marriage ban last year).

Of the Rev. Billy Graham, who is now 95 years old, Franklin says, "He's very weak. His vitals are good, and he’s eating a little bit, but he’s just extremely weak. And so I'd ask people to pray."

Rev. Franklin Graham speaks with reporters outside the Pentagon, Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Rev. Franklin Graham speaks with reporters outside the Pentagon, Thursday, May 6, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Franklin Graham talks about his father's legacy, as well as Pope Francis' views on homosexuality.   (NBC News)

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