Franklin Graham: Gays can go to heaven if they repent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Rev. Franklin Graham says gays can go to heaven, but only if they repent.

In remarks broadcast Easter Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Graham compared gays to people living in adultery, but added that he's a sinner too and that God forgives people who repent and turn from their sins.

He also said that Vladimir Putin did "what's right for Russia" by signing a law banning gay propaganda to young people.

Graham added, "We used to have a president in this country that did what's right for this country, but we don't seem to have that right now."

The son of evangelist Billy Graham said his ailing 95-year-old father is doing "a little better" lately and "his mind is still sharp."

Sound: Upcoming

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.