Franklin Graham and the Importance of Christian Character

David French

Franklin Graham is under fire today. He should be. His double standards have cost the church. This mistake should not define him — he has done much good and preached the Gospel faithfully for many years — but it should grieve him. Through his blatant hypocrisy, he has earned his critics’ wrath.

French gets to the heart of my first thought when I read the story about Franklin Graham’s criticism of Pete Buttigieg. Yes, it is right to point out that homosexuality is a sin and marriage is between a man and a woman, but when you’re on record defending a serial philanderer like Donald Trump and implying his sins are to be overlooked, then you lose credibility and damage your witness. Something we all need to remember.