Billy Graham’s Daughter on Gays & Evolutionists

Sometimes we need the British press to learn what’s going on in America. The Telegraph of London has this headline: God let 9/11 happen in anger at transgender ‘silliness,’ says American evangelical. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

The daughter of America’s most famous evangelical preacher has claimed that God let the September 11 attacks happen because he was angered by transgender people. Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of 97-year-old Billy Graham, said that terrorist attacks and bad weather were “evidence that God has backed away,” as a result of the policies in the US.

In case you don’t know who they’re talking about, Wikipedia has a write-up on Billy Graham, and they also have one on his daughter, Anne Graham Lotz. Okay, back to The Telegraph:

Mrs Graham Lotz, 67, who runs AnGeL Ministries, a church in North Carolina, added that the transgender row in her own state was an example of the “chaos”. North Carolina’s governor ruled that people must use the bathroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate – sparking a wave of anger from gay rights groups and boycotts by businesses, entertainers and tourists. But Mrs Graham Lotz said the gay rights protest was an example of the “craziness” which was angering God.

It’s not good to anger God. Let’s read on:

“Our nation seems to be shaking its fist in God’s face, we’re abandoning God as a nation,” she continued. “What happens then is God abandons us and backs away, he takes his favour and blessing away from us. “I think that’s why God allows bad things to happen. I think that’s why he would allow 9/11 to happen, or the dreadful attack in San Bernardino. To show us we need him.”

Egad — terrorist attacks and bad weather too! But that’s not all she said. The website Opposing Views, in this article: Billy Graham’s Daughter: Evolution Is Animal Worship, tells us:

Anne Graham Lotz, who is the daughter of Billy Graham, warned on May 12 that evolution was animal worship and was one of the reasons God turned His back on America.


Lotz said human pride and self-sufficiency were why “God allows bad things to happen” such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the San Bernardino shooting in December 2015.

So there you are, dear reader. According to Billy Graham’s daughter, disasters like 9/11 and climate change aren’t caused only by the gays — it’s also the evolutionists. Shame on you!

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36 responses to “Billy Graham’s Daughter on Gays & Evolutionists

  1. Richard Bond

    I felt like commenting, but then I could not work out where to start. How can these people live with their craziness?

  2. It looks like Graham’s offspring, both Ann and Franklin, are filling the void left by the inaction of the Westboro Baptist Church. I haven’t heard much from that church since it had its internal meltdown but the Grahams are filling that need!

  3. Maybe some people should read their Bible

    Tower of Siloam – the scriptural references are given in Wikipedia

  4. It’s not good to anger gawd! WHY??? Because his aim is awful or maybe pretty good depending. If he send destruction to Oklahoma churches then good! But something like another 9/11 means a lot of innocent people get killed, but then that is the kind of guy gawd is!!!!

  5. Does this mean that God is closer to his Muslim followers, since he must have let his will be known them. So he could show the Godless USA is anger?

  6. Yesterday was such a nice day where I live. God must be super happy with America.

  7. Oh, there was some hail earlier today, so maybe God was just a little exasperated with America. You know, just a little peeved, but if we give him a couple of minutes, I’m sure he’ll be fine.

  8. What a pity the case was thrown out of court when the Israeli Man Sues God.

    Had that suit been successful, the judge could have sentenced God to attend an Anger Management Course.

  9. Tom S – thanks for the Silaom reference. I have a cousin who has batsh** crazy theology like the Grahams, and I never get a straight answer when I point out what his own sacred book tells him: “For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

  10. The narcissism amongst the believers of such tosh is…well, unbelievable.

    Imagine for a moment that one lived in a country ruthlessly ruled by a despot who, displeased that the general populace was growing tolerant of, say, homosexuality, ordered that a skyscraper be blown up and 3,000 innocent civilians thereby slaughtered: this egregious act of wanton slaughter intended as a ‘lesson’ to others.

    What other response could a rational human being have than to determine that such a despot must be resisted in every particular and overthrown by any means possible?

    To suppose that God petulantly sanctions the slaughter of innocents in order to demonstrate to American trailer trash that homosexuality is a moral offence is an unspeakbly vile calumny on both humanity and God.

  11. Sounds like she’s taking lessons from Pat Robertson.

  12. How do they even know what God’s angry about? I bet he’s upset about the people who claim to read his book not loving their neighbors and casting the first stone.

  13. Well, at least *** permitted these evil things to happen, rather than instigate them him/herself as in the old testament genocides. I’d like to know how the Grahams and their ilk know the mind of ***. Voices? Crazy, all of them. Rich too.

  14. Ms Graham’s explanation must be wrong: I never shook my fist in Ganesha’s face.

  15. @Megalonyx who uttered “The narcissism amongst the believers of such tosh is…well, unbelievable.”

    I find it easily believable in light of narcissism being one of the potential contributors to a sense of self righteousness.

  16. Graham’s public image viewed from my only occasional exposure to it, has always seemed to be evangelical but more mainstream than the really wacked holy men like Ol Hambono the Magnificent. The fact that his daughter is in the business of selling religious ignorance and science hatred probably explains the evolution attack letters constantly in the nation’s press.
    Its not just the fuel injected flaming creationists but their more respected and
    tolerated leadership. Up until now at least, I had not considered Graham as being of that ilk. Surprise. Surprise.

  17. Eric Lipps

    I steeled myself for the quotes from the daughter of Richard Nixon’s favorite preacher, and as God is my witness, I made it almost all the way through, until I hit the one about evolution being “animal worship.”

    That did it. It took me five minutes to stop laughing and pick myself up off the floor to post this response.

    I mean, really. And the terrifying thing about it is that she’s apparently serious and people actually listen to her.

  18. michaelfugate

    I wonder when this god was ever pleased? Has there ever been a year without a war, terrorist attack, or natural disaster?

  19. When it comes to war and other things humans decide to do, the decision to do such things is on the shoulders of those making those decisions. The natural disasters may be blamed on God deciding to not know everything in the 7th century CE.

    He is a pretty tough audience though. Not much of a sense of humor even in the new testament.

  20. I’m confused. Sub-Saharan Africa is getting more and worse terrorist attacks than the U.S. (and I’ll take bad weather over a few thousand Ebola deaths), yet its countries really haven’t embraced gay rights and trans rights. Either God is giving us mixed messages, or Anne Graham Lotz hasn’t heard of Africa.

  21. Ecclesiastes 7:10 (KJV)
    Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.

  22. michaelfugate

    I wonder what quality of life vs marriage rules would look like? If I have some time it might be worth calculating – I am predicting that god is not bothered by marriage equality and is likely in favor of it.

  23. Hey, Anne Graham Lotz:

    “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” And by the way — when did you learn how to read God’s mind? How do you know He’s not more angered by hypocritical so-called “Christians” as yourself?

    Please repent, Anne, before it’s too late for all of us!

  24. Billy Graham’s kids inherited their father’s narrow fundamentalist Christian theology but didn’t inherit their father’s pragmatism.
    Billy played it down so that he could hobnob with the elite and influence the gears of power. Overall it worked very well for him, I have to wonder why the children squander the gift?
    As for 9-11 getting the blame for _fill in the blank_… It has less to do with God’s displeasure and more to do with the exact Islamic counterpart to the Grahams.

  25. God was merely petulant at San Bernardino; the number shot was about equal to those short ordinarily in the US every day and a half. He was obviously slightly more peeved at 9/11, when the total murdered rose to the number ordinarily murdered in the US in a month. I dread to think what it would be like if He got *really* angry.

  26. Local weather/God’s anger update: Kind of chilly this morning for mid-May, but forecast to be a pretty day, if unseasonably cool.

    Interpretation: God’s a little miffed about America’s deteriorating infrastructure and would like to see more informed debate around immigration policy.

  27. There was a 5.4 magnitude earthquake May 15 at 05:51 UTC near Mount Denali, Alaska (that would be Saturday, local time).

  28. If God “let 9/11 happen”, that means God could have prevented 9/11 but chose not to.

    Doesn’t that make Him/Her/It/Them an accessory to a crime?

  29. Re “Sometimes we need the British press to learn what’s going on in America.” Sometimes?

    And it is interesting that these … people … claim that God works in mysterious ways and we cannot know the mind of god, frequently claim to know the mind of god. She “knows” that 9-11 was punishment for transgender people? Sounds like a Biblical punishment: punish everyone but the people transgressing.

  30. We have to learn about what the gods are thinking by reading the stars, tea leaves, the flight of birds … see the Wikipedia article on “Methods of divination”.

  31. Another question for Anne Graham Lotz (who, incidentally, must be Lotz’ wife):

    If God hates transgender people, why does He make them in the first place? After all, why does He install a female brain in a male body? Is He some kind of cruel practical joker?

    Anne, you must believe that transgender people are God’s creation. You are blaming the US for having transgender people born here? You should love ALL of God’s creation, not shun them. But then, I’m just the son of a Methodist Sunday school teacher, not the child of a world-famous fundamentalist evangelist, so why should you listen to what I have to say about Christian principles?

    You seem to be imbued with the spirit of hate, Anne, rather than love.

  32. docbill1351

    The squirrels ate all the seed in my bird feeder!

    Thank you very much American God fist shaking people! I hope you’re happy now!

  33. @retiredguy: Since, as you point out, she is Lotz’ wife, when do you suppose her favorite sky fairy will turn her into a pillar of NaCl?

  34. @abeastwood: Gee, I dunno. Maybe when she turns back to look wistfully at her past. If it happens, we can count on Ham negotiating with her family to use her as an exhibit in his museum.

  35. Doctor Stochastic

    The rain it raineth on the just
    And also on the unjust fella;
    But chiefly on the just, because
    The unjust hath the just’s umbrella.
    -Lord Bowen

  36. I used to think like Lord Bowen re rain, but then it occurred to me that for people who live off of the land, rain is a good thing. So those evil farmers often get as much or more rain than the good guys.