Latest Fact-checks on Franklin Graham Franklin Graham stated on April 17, 2020 in a Facebook post: Even with no shutdown, Sweden has a lower COVID-19 infection rate than UK, Italy and Spain. Franklin Graham stated on October 3, 2010 in ABC's "This Week": In most Muslim countries, "We can't have a church. We're not able to build synagogues. It's forbidden." Franklin Graham stated on August 19, 2010 in an interview on CNN: "The seed of Muslim is passed through the father."