April 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm EDT | by James Wellemeyer
Franklin Graham tells Buttigieg to repent for being gay
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Franklin Graham in a tweet urged Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay. (Photo by Anthony Correia; courtesy Bigstock)

Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham is calling on Pete Buttigieg to repent for being gay.

Graham tweeted on April 24 the Bible “defines homosexuality as a sin.”

“It’s something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,” Graham wrote. “The Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Graham’s comments come after Buttigieg declared himself a “gay Christian” and claimed “God doesn’t have a political party” at a CNN town hall on Monday.

Buttigieg also noted “it can be challenging to be a person of faith who’s also part of the LGBTQ community.”

Graham has a long history of anti-LGBT comments, including his claim that Satan is behind today’s push for LGBT equality.

Buttigieg has not responded to Graham’s comments.

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