The following is a transcript of the Hugh Downs 20/20 interview of Billy Graham athttp://raggedtiger.tripod.com/billygraham.html
Hugh: I want to ask you if you…we hear the term "Religious Right." You have never considered yourself a part of the Religious Right…
Hugh: …yet there are people who expect that you would be so-considered.
Billy: I’ve had a quite a bit of pressure, and I have not given in to any of it. I’ve told them straight out that I will not join them when they go into these political things. And you never see my name, fortunately, identified with any of them.
Hugh: And what about the subject of abortion, where do you stand on that?
Billy: I think abortion is…is a "sin." I think it should not be done except if the mother’s life is in danger, if there’s been rape, or incest, or any of those things. My father-in-law was a doctor in China (he built a great hospital in China) and those were the three positions he took, and he was one of the greatest men of God that I ever knew!
Hugh: I’d like to get your opinion also about homosexuality. What do you feel about that?
Billy: Yes well I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin…but, the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and…hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. And so I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.
Hugh: If one of your children had been gay, would you have ceased to love that child?
Billy: No. I would not. I would love him even more maybe!