Evangelist Franklin Graham says an America run by a President Joe Biden and a Democratic Congress would result in Christian businesses and nonprofits being attacked for their beliefs and potentially shut down.
Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, made the comments Saturday on Newsmax TV’s America Right Now, saying a Biden victory this week coupled with a Democratic takeover of the U.S. Senate would have dire consequences for Christians.
“I am afraid there will be an attack against Christian businesses like we saw during the Obama administration. Florists who refuse to do flowers for a gay wedding, they will be put out of business. Someone who didn't want to make a cake for a gay wedding, put out of business. I think they'll see these kinds of attacks by the Left against Christian businesses and Christian organizations,” Graham said. ... “I think they want to try to come after churches and tax churches and tax tax-exempt organizations that are doing humanitarian work, social work throughout the country.
“Some of the best work in the country are the nonprofits that are working in the inner cities and throughout the country, trying to help relieve some of the problems that we have in society, and they'll want to try to tax them and close them down.”
The Biden campaign website says the Trump administration “has deliberately and systematically attempted to gut protections for the LGBTQ+ community by carving out broad religious exemptions to existing nondiscrimination laws and policies across federal agencies.”
“Biden will reverse Trump’s policies,” the Biden website says.
No matter who wins this week, Graham said he’ll keep preaching the gospel of Christ.
“If we just invite Him to come into our hearts and repent, turn from our sins and trust Him and invite Him to come in, He will not only forgive our sins, He'll heal our hearts,” Graham said. “He'll change us. Our country needs a heart transplant, and only God can give that to this country, and that's through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.