At the Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall conference last week, Franklin Graham urged church leaders to speak out against abortion and homosexuality.
"God hates cowards. And the cowards that the Lord is referring to are the men and women who know the truth but refuse to speak it," Billy Graham's son stated in a sermon titled "Standing Strong on the Controversial Issues."
"The definition of a coward: a coward will not confront an issue that needs to be confronted due to fear. That is a coward," said Graham.
Graham stated that churches must be vigilant in fighting against abortion and homosexuality, declaring that "you're not going to shut me up."
"We have a responsibility to speak on the moral issues. Abortion, homosexuality, these are moral issues. This is a free country, you can do what you want to do but I want you to know it's a sin against God. This is a sin," said Graham.
Graham mentioned how he has "friends who are pastors" who say they want to preach the Gospel and not "become targets."
"Well don't you think the Lord Jesus Christ was a target?" asked Graham. "Could we get our heads chopped off? We could, maybe one day. So what? Chop it off!"
There will be no victory without martyrdom. Decide now whether you are prepared to be one. Because that's what it's going to cost to win the fight on fetal rights. And I suspect that if we won't be martyrs, God will not grant us victory. You choose.