Pastor Franklin Graham, one of the country’s most recognizable evangelical Christians, shared his high praise for First Lady Melania Trump on Friday by calling her the “classiest first lady” ever shortly after denouncing the alleged “sins” of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
Graham wished Melania a happy birthday on Friday by declaring she was the “classiest first lady our country has ever had.”
“Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian, I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as a sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,” Graham tweeted earlier this week.
So it didn’t take long for Twitter users to call out his hypocrisy. Here are some of the best responses:
Because posing naked is so classy.
— Pepper in Austin (@Pepper_ATx) April 26, 2019
You like that girl on girl stuff eh?
— Ed Jolly (@ejolly42) April 26, 2019
Alleged “Christian” praises nude model as “classier” than Barbara Bush, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Jackie O, Abagail Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt etc. etc etc
— x_xNightTrainx_x (@xnighttrainx) April 26, 2019
😂😂😂 classiest ? pic.twitter.com/jv0kgY6mBc
— Brandon J. Watson (@JaphillipWatson) April 26, 2019
Rev Franklin, this is why people regard you and other Christians as hypocrites. Had Melania been a Democrat or a Dem politician’s wife and posed nude, in a sexual context with another woman, you’d be chewing her a new one.
— LadyDay (@ladyday407) April 26, 2019
Actions speak louder than words sir: Politics is your idol.
— Dave Lapsley (@DaveLapsley) April 26, 2019
Your troll game is on point. I mean, it’s a bummer that it’s doing such terrible damage to the faith of others—but maybe that’s a small price to pay to troll so hard?
— Jayson D. Bradley (@jaysondbradley) April 26, 2019
— Peter Kelley (@pkelley_99) April 26, 2019