Rev. Franklin Graham said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was right to enforce a law to protect Russian children from gay propaganda, adding that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder were wrong about homosexuality and have “turned their backs on God and His standards, and many in the Congress are following the administration’s lead.”

Rev. Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and is the son of the world-renowned preacher Billy Graham, made his remarks in a commentary in the March issue of Decision magazine, which is published by BGEA.

Graham noted that the Russian law is designed to protect children by banning the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors,” and that “America’s response to Putin’s law was sadly predictable.”

“President Obama intentionally included homosexuals in his official U.S. delegation to Sochi [Olympics],” said Graham. “Then his attorney general stole headlines from the opening weekend with an announcement to the Human Rights Campaign” that as “far as the federal government is concerned, there is no longer any difference between traditional and same-sex marriage – even in the 33 states that outlaw those marriages.”

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