Evangelist Franklin Graham said Tuesday that Christians in America who oppose the LGBT agenda are being “persecuted” and singled out “over and over and over again” for acting in accordance with their biblical convictions on sexuality. Graham, the president of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, spoke as a guest on the “Washington Watch” radio program hosted by prominent social conservative activist and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins to discuss BGEA’s upcoming World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians being held in Washington, D.C. next week.

The summit, which runs from May 10–13, has been touted by Graham as the “first event of its kind” that will bring together over 600 people from over 130 countries across the globe, many of whom will tell of their own first-hand accounts of being persecuted for their faith in Christ. The conference comes as tens of thousands of Christians are killed, imprisoned or persecuted worldwide because of their faith every year. READ MORE