Can Gays Go to Heaven? Franklin Graham Sounds Off

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Franklin Graham (ABC News)

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The Rev. Franklin Graham recently participated in an ABC News panel discussion on the religious right and mainstream American views, along with Russell More, Ralph Reed and Cokie Roberts.

When gay marriage was brought up, Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, said: "Maybe gays that are watching want to know, 'Can God forgive me? Or can I go to heaven as a gay person?' Absolutely. But the same for any of us. We have to repent of our sins in turn. A person cannot stay in adultery and be accepted by God. You’ll have to repent.

"Franklin Graham is a sinner," the son of Billy Graham continued, "and I’m no better than a gay person. I’m a sinner. But I’ve been forgiven, and I’ve turned from my sins. For any person that’s willing to repent in turn, God will forgive."

Click below to watch a video of the discussion and find out else was said.


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