World famous Christian Evangelist Franklin Graham, president of The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Twitter on Wednesday to urge New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan to take a “moral stand.”
Graham made reference to the new abortion law in the state that Cuomo signed, saying, “The Catholic Church is discussing as to whether New York Governor Cuomo should be excommunicated from the church for signing the state’s new abortion bill. This law allows for the murder of unborn children up until the day of their birth.”
“It’s about standing for right over wrong, good over evil,” he added.
The Reverend Graham continued, quoting Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, “I don’t see it as something to celebrate … the kind of procedures that now are possible in New York state, we wouldn’t even do to a dog or a cat. … It’s torture.”
Bishop Scharfenberger has been quite outspoken in his criticism of Cuomo, saying that while excommunication is a last resort, Cuomo’s recent enshrining of practically unlimited abortion as a “fundamental right” and proceeding to publicly celebrate the law may be a tipping point that leaves the Catholic Church no other option.
“One can put themself in the position whereby morally they cannot receive Communion at the altar rail,” he added. “And I think the Governor is in that situation right now.”
Bishop Scharfenberger said he can’t comprehend Cuomo’s mindset, which permits the governor to support abortion up until the last minute before birth.
“The kind of procedures that now are possible in New York State, we wouldn’t even do to a dog or a cat,” said the bishop. “It’s torture.