Riley Gaines, a female swimmer, has received praise from prominent preacher Franklin Graham for her brave support of women’s athletics in the face of persistent hostility from the transgender lobby.
To his ten million Facebook fans, Rev. Graham remarked, “Riley Gaines is a courageous voice for women’s rights. The former University of Kentucky and NCAA swimmer speaks up against the injustice of allowing biological men to participate in women’s sports.”
Graham continued by mentioning that Riley was “ambushed and physically attacked by a man wearing a dress” the week Riley delivered a speech at the University of San Francisco on preserving women’s sports.
Gaines claimed, “The asylum at SFSU is being run by the inmates. It only further convinces me that I’m doing something good” since “I was ambushed and actually hit two times by a man.”
Gaines said, “Speak louder when they want you silent.”
Louis Barker, Gaines’ husband, expressed his own annoyance at his wife’s mistreatment.
“She said that a man wearing a dress struck her repeatedly. I was trembling. I was really angry about it,” he said. “I’m sickened by how useless I feel in this situation.”
“She was struck by a man wearing a dress while being under police protection,” according to Barker.
Eli Bremer, Gaines’ agent, also condemned the swimmer’s mistreatment.
“Riley was forcefully attacked, yelled at, physically abused, and confined in a room by protesters tonight at SFSU,” according to Bremer. “It is astounding that biological male students in 2023 in America are permitted to physically assault a woman for defending women’s rights.”
Graham commended Riley in his tweet for “fighting for the future of women’s athletics for millions of young female competitors.”
He said, “I hope women and men in our nation would stand up with Riley against this craziness. This could be your niece, sister, daughter, or granddaughter.”