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Franklin Graham to Brody File: 'There’s No Room for Us to Consider Gay Marriage'

The Rev. Franklin Graham tells The Brody File that the definition of marriage can not be changing because “that is redefining what God gave us.”

Rev. Graham stopped by to talk to The Brody File earlier this week. You can watch more of the interview on this week’s Brody File show airing Friday on the ABC Family Channel at 9:30 a.m. Video below and partial transcription.

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Rev. Franklin Graham: The family is the backbone of society. And if you take the family away and there’s no way you can have a family with two females or two males, if you just think biologically about how God made us, our plumbing is completely different. He made us male and He made us female.

But God is the one who gave marriage and when you go to Genesis 2 and God made Adam and Eve and there said the man is to leave his mother and father and be joined to his wife, and they become one flesh, and there’s no room for us to consider gay marriage or same sex marriage because that is redefining what God gave us.”

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# RE: Franklin Graham To Brody File: “There’s No Room For Us To Consider Gay Marriage”

The "Biblical definition of marriage" is irrelevant. The United States is not a Christian theocracy. It is not the job of government to uphold the Bible, but rather to uphold the Constitution. And unless you think the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection under the law applies only to people who are Straight (i.e. heterosexual), there is no Constitutional justification for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits and protections that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

The victories for marriage equality in Maine, Minnesota, Washington, and Maryland tell me one thing: Americans are learning to make better value judgments.

Why is it that Straight couples are encouraged to date, get engaged, marry and build lives together in the context of monogamy and commitment, and that this is a G...OOD thing … yet for Gay couples to do exactly the same is somehow a BAD thing? To me this seems like a very poor value judgment.
Left by Chuck Anziulewicz on Nov 16, 2012 10:37 AM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File: 'There’s No Room for Us to Consider Gay Marriage'

Chuck, you're correct in stating that the definition of marriage is irrelevant, IF you hold no faith in God. Your arguments make sense in that realm. However, when you factor in God and the rules that He has set down, it no longer matters what we think the rules 'should' be, they are what they are regardless of all our best humanly wisdom.

Taken to an historically common extreme; Multiple cultures and societies have thought it a 'better value judgement' to kill, pillage or banish certain undesirables, Jews and Blacks for example, what makes you so certain that your value judgement is any better than theirs?

Left by Sapience on Nov 16, 2012 11:25 PM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File: 'There’s No Room for Us to Consider Gay Marriage'

Thank you Chuck for your comment. The reason that it is a "BAD thing" for any sexual relationships outside of marriage between a man and a woman is because God said that it is a sin from Genesis to Revelation. Be encouraged - it only gets better doing it God's way. Any other way is a counterfeit and a lie. Here are sites of people who lived the gay lifestyle and have come out of it through victory in Christ. Some were adamant advocates.

Let me know which ones you found useful
http://pfox.org/default.html - excellent resource for how to engage people living in that lifestyle..it stands for parents and friends of ex-gays/gays
http://www.venusmagazine.org/about.html : read the history of the magazine, and then the testimonies
http://www.janetboynesministries.com/ : testimony and help resources
http://www.dawnstefanowicz.com/ : testimony and help for those who grew up in a homosexual family
http://www.desertstream.org/ : testimonies and help resources
Left by jmksd on Nov 16, 2012 11:59 PM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File: 'There’s No Room for Us to Consider Gay Marriage'

"It is not the job of government to uphold the Bible, but rather to uphold the Constitution."

Funny how homosexuals and their benefactors violate the laws and the constitution in order to promote their "lifestyle" and yet they think that we should obey their laws and their morality.
The constitution and respect for law and order had to be destroyed to legalize homosexuality. Now that you are getting what you demanded it should come as no surprise to find out you have got nothing.
There is no value in homosexuality so it is a valueless judgement. Again, you have nothing.
Left by Sidney Allen Johnson on Nov 17, 2012 12:01 AM