RMC Big Interview: Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse

The American evangelist Franklin Graham, who believes Donald Trump defends the Christian faith, now confirms that Trump definitely lost the 2020 election. In an interview with Roger Bolton for the Religion Media Centre, he said there was no question the election was lost, though he acknowledged that millions of people do not believe that.

Franklin Graham, 71, attracts thousands at his rallies around the world, following in the footsteps of his father, Billy Graham. He is returning to Britain for a rally at the Excel Centre in London on Saturday 26 August entitled “God Loves You”.

In his interview, Mr Graham made clear his unchanging views on the infallibility of the Bible, the need for conversion, the certainty of hellfire for unbelievers and a prohibition on gay sex. This caused controversy in Britain, where seven of his rallies in 2020 were cancelled after protests that his views were divisive.

But he took legal action and won, re-instating many of the events. Mr Graham believes that God has called him to preach, but he does not regard himself as special to other evangelists, although his events attract many thousands of people: “I’ve tried to use these opportunities in life that God has opened up and use them for his glory,” he said.

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