Rev. Franklin Graham (Photo: BGEA)
Commenting on Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson’s warning about the pro-abortion and pro-homosexual agenda of the leadership of Girl Scouts USA, evangelical pastor Franklin Graham said the archbishop is “exactly right” and that more “church leaders need his boldness” to speak out, and added, “I won’t be buying any Girl Scout cookies this year.”
In a Feb. 18 letter to all Catholic churches and the faithful, Archbishop Carlson documented how the Girl Scouts USA and its parent organization, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, promote “abortion rights” and homosexuality, and he ordered all his parishes to re-evaluate the Girl Scouts and “strongly consider” alternative groups for girls.
Today, in a post on Facebook, Rev. Franklin Graham wrote, “The Girl Scouts organization sure isn’t what it used to be! St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson isn’t worried about being politically correct in letting people know about it either.”
“He told church members and scout leaders that the Girl Scouts is wrong in their support of transgender rights and homosexuality and is not aligned with the teachings of his church,” said Rev. Graham.
“The archdiocese also revealed that a Girl Scout troop in Utah was formed specifically to reach out to transgendered youth and that the Girl Scouts celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on its Instagram and Twitter accounts,” said the reverend, who is the son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham.
He continued, “Archbishop Carlson is exactly right -- the ‘ways of the world’ are incompatible with biblical values. More church leaders need his boldness in speaking the truths that set those who follow God’s Word apart from the rest of the world.”
“I don’t know about you, but I won’t be buying any Girl Scout cookies this year,” said Rev. Graham.
Franklin Graham, 63, is married and has five children. He oversees the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and the international Christian relief group Samaritan’s Purse. He regularly preaches in the United States and overseas.