Leave it to Franklin Graham to ruin the moment.
The evangelical preacher blasted Pope Francis for allowing priests to bless same-sex unions.
“What the Pope has done is brought a lot of division into the Catholic Church, and I don’t think the church wants that or needs that,” Graham said during an interview on Newsmax.
Francis issued a document declaring priests could perform non-ritual blessings of same-sex unions, noting those seeking blessings were not “required to have prior moral perfection.”
The document also reaffirms the church’s commitment to marriage being a holy sacrament of a union between one man and one woman.
Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse, a global aid organization, called the Pope’s decision confusing and said he was trying to hold out an olive branch to the LGBTQ community.
“We should love them enough to be honest with them and not try to make them feel good in their sin,” he said.
Graham, who has been grifting off his father’s legacy for a while now, is a staunch opponent of LGBTQ rights. In addition to his opposition of same-sex marriage, Graham supports conversion therapy and has publicly criticized Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg’s identity as a gay Christian.