Graham: Can’t be gay and Christian

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April 25, 2019 - 10:31 AM

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a rally to announce his run for president on April 14. Evangelist Franklin Graham has criticized Buttigieg, saying being gay is a sin. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS

Franklin Graham, one of the country’s most well-known evangelical Christians, took to Twitter Wednesday to respond to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 2020 presidential candidate who appeared at a televised town hall a day earlier.

Graham called homosexuality a “sin” and “something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,” in a tweet Wednesday.

In a CNN town hall Tuesday, Buttigieg said, “I get that one of the things about Scripture is different people see different things in it.”

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