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Evangelist Franklin Graham Embarrasses Family Name On National TV

February 21, 2012

For the second time today I will suggest that a national figure step back from public appearances and read a book.

Everyone who knows Jon Meacham, or knows of him, will understand why his book “American Gospel” would be an asset for the likes of Franklin Graham.  The book is one of those substantial texts that bridges the extremists who scream about their religion with the more sober and cerebral aspects of society who understand the pluralistic nature of our society.  I read the book in the past couple years, and placed it as ‘a keeper’ on my shelves.

After a series of truly loony and embarrassing statements and interviews about President Obama, the Islamic faith, and morality there is no way Franklin Graham should not be verbally flogged and publicly scorned.

What was stated on the public airwaves by this peddler of cheap religion, as opposed to the true tenets of Christianity that many observe and know when it is lacking, made me want to turn away as it was so unsightly.  Franklin’s talk about Islam in such a debasing way is not the image that we want coming from America.  His clearly partisan shots at President Obama is just tawdry when couched in religious slurs.

That Franklin is the son of the legendary Billy Graham shows that not all children of religious leaders grow to be as truly spiritual and aware as the parent.  Franklin proves that his wheels have come off the cart, and  he is hell-bound to reach the ditch going 100 mph.  That he is eager for us to watch this play out on national television is just one more weird part of his messed up psychology.

A serious time out is required for Franklin Graham.

The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, questioned the president’s religious faith today, saying he was unsure whether Obama was a Christian.

“I think you have to ask President Obama,” Graham said when asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether the president is a Christian. “He has said he’s a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is.”

While Graham said there was “no question” that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a man of faith, he doesn’t know whether the president is a Christian.

The reverend also declined to say whether he thought Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith qualified him as a Christian. “He’s a Mormon,” he said. “Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.”

Graham explained his belief that the Muslim world sees Obama as a “son of Islam” because of his father’s religious beliefs.

“Under Islamic law, the Muslim world sees Barack Obama as a Muslim. … That’s just the way it works,” he said. “That’s the way they see him. But, of course, he says he didn’t grow up that way, he doesn’t believe in that, he believes in Jesus Christ, so I accept that.”

Graham also raised concerns about the president’s dedication to Christians living in Muslim countries, saying Islam has had a “free pass” under the Obama administration.

“[Under] President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems to be more concerned about them than the Christians that are being murdered in the Muslim countries. That’s what bothers me,” he said.

 

4 Comments
  1. February 22, 2012 2:31 PM

    Again, where is the proof?

  2. February 22, 2012 9:05 AM

    Obama already has… repeatedly

  3. February 21, 2012 11:54 PM

    Can you prove your point?

  4. February 21, 2012 11:25 PM

    Graham also raised concerns about the president’s dedication to Christians living in Muslim countries, saying Islam has had a “free pass” under the Obama administration.

    “[Under] President Obama, the Muslims of the world, he seems to be more concerned about them than the Christians that are being murdered in the Muslim countries. That’s what bothers me,” he said.

    Sounds to me like Graham is on the right track…. Think about it….

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