Televangelist and staunch Trump supporter Franklin Graham came out in strong defense of a New Jersey mayor for his opposition to a state law that will require public schools to add LGBTQ history to their curriculum.
Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association was a guest on The Todd Starnes radio show Thursday.
Starnes is a Fox News Radio host whose show “is here to defend the faith by reporting the truth.”
He asked Graham about a decision of the mayor of Barnegat, N.J., Alfonso Cirulli, who spoke out against the legislation.
Graham said that he agreed with Cirulli wholeheartedly.
“The mayor is absolutely right,” Graham started. “[Cirulli] said, ‘this is an affront to God’,” the pastor continued. “He’s correct,” he said. “I don’t believe that the schools have the right to teach our children something that is an affront to God. So the mayor is absolutely right and I back him 100%.”
To justify his reasoning, Graham used an oft-quoted biblical argument opposing homosexuality.
“God made us and created us, he made us male and female so that we can carry on the population, so that we have children and that we would increase, and homosexuality goes against God’s plan for the human race.”