Evangelist Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has criticized the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination for redefining marriage in its constitution to include a “commitment between two people.”
WND reported leaders of PCUSA congregations voted to change the definition of marriage from the union of “a man and a woman” to “two people.” The new policy allowing the church to marry homosexual couples will take effect June 21.
“In His Word, the Bible, God has already defined marriage, as well as sin,” wrote Graham on his Facebook page, “and we should obey that rather than looking for ways to redefine it according to the desires of our culture. Marriage is defined as between a man and a woman – end of discussion. Anything else is a sin against God, and He will judge all sin one day.”
The PCUSA has been steadily losing members as it moves to the left theologically. Graham’s stance on the church’s position resonated with readers, and his post has been “liked” over 116,000 times and shared over 28,000 times so far.
Graham has been an outspoken critic of redefining marriage. In a Dec. 11, 2014, interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly about cases of Christian persecution throughout the world, Graham said America is “morally crumbling within” and has turned its back on God.
Comments on Graham’s Facebook post have been overwhelmingly positive.
“Churches deciding to sin against God!” wrote one person. “How can they still be called a church? They are just a building. Pastors who are not men of God’s word cannot be pastors anymore. Just men!”
Others disagreed with Graham’s stance.
“Wow. Way to continue the close minded cycle that continues to plague the Christian faith. GO PRESBYTERIANS!”
The issue of “gay” marriage will be argued before the Supreme Court on April 28.