As many heaped scorn on fired Today show anchor Matt Laurer over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, Rev. Franklin Graham took a moment to remind everyone to be mindful of their own sins.
In social media posts, Graham wrote,
“What we’re seeing in the recent string of what is termed ‘misconduct’ really boils down to a morality issue — people failing to follow God’s standards, and that is called sin.”
He added, “The Bible tells us, ‘…be sure your sin will find you out,’” “This is a warning to all of us to examine our lives. That doesn’t just apply to movie stars, media personalities, and politicians, but to everyone. One sin leads to others and can have a great impact on our own lives and the lives of those around us.”
He concluded, “Sin has devastating consequences — here on earth, and for eternity. But God is anxious for us to come to Him in repentance and ask for His forgiveness and help. True healing comes through trusting Jesus Christ in faith and following Him as the Lord of our lives.”
As noted by The Daily Wire, during an interview months earlier with former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Lauer harangued the 68-year-old political commentator over the allegations of sexual “misconduct” against O’Reilly, essentially accusing him to his face of being guilty.
Graham’s point wasn’t that people shouldn’t be angry with Lauer, because they certainly should, but rather that Christians — and all humans, really — ought to prioritize ensuring they themselves live righteous lives versus obsessing over the faults of others.