Rev. Franklin Graham Wrong, Again…Just Like His Father Billy Graham
There are so many conservative Republicans offering their theories as to why the nation rebuked, rejected, and defeated Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan they are stacking up like cord wood. If Republicans had as many new ideas for the nation during the election as they now have excuses for why the GOP imploded they might be sitting in the White House.
The latest to place his two cents on the table (you get what you pay for) is Rev. Franklin Graham, who is one of the rankest evangelicals to use the Bible for political spin and gain. One can see, after what Billy Graham placed in major newspapers during the last two weeks of the campaign, that the rot did not fall far from the tree when it comes to the younger Graham. Had Franklin read one of those papers that Billy had placed a full-page ad (The New York Times) he would have known the theory he had about the ‘Christian’ vote was wrong.
But that is the problem with the folks like the Grahams, they prefer to smear during an election, and never learn the facts along the way.
Billy Graham left a statement for history when he was caught on President Richard Nixon’s secret tapes talking about the Jews, and the “synagogue of Satan”. Historians will long recall when Nixon ranted about the Jews having a stranglehold on the media that Graham added “they don’t know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country.”
Over the decades the one word that best describes Billy Graham is charlatan. When it comes down to it Billy Graham deserves to be placed in the same sentence with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Jimmy Swaggart. They are all crude.
The same hate that Graham displayed to Jews in the 1970’s is what was offered to gay Americans during the 2012 election. In the full-page ad, which had a huge photo of the 94-year-old preacher, were the following words.
I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.
Just days before the ad appeared the Billy Graham Association took off the cult-related references to the Mormon faith from their website. How truly political. Or was that supposed to be considered a ‘Christian act’?
Meanwhile Franklin is just a hater when it comes Islam, and one who will say anything that is critical of President Obama. While there is a pile to select from when it comes to his lunacy the one that sticks with me the most is the idea the Muslim Brotherhood has become part of the US government and influences administration decisions in the White House.
For the younger Franklin one just has to wonder what role he thinks he is filling in the evangelical community. He is not the first hater, or the first to use the Bible for profit by making political statements. But it still is sad to see someone who has talents use them for such low-brow, senseless, racist reasons.
So now we have the latest from the heir to the Billy Graham Association giving his thoughts on the election……..
The outspoken Rev. Franklin Graham claimed today that the “majority of Christians” did not vote.
“We know that from of the statistics that I’ve heard that the majority of Christians in this country just did not vote for whatever reason,” he told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody. “The vast majority of evangelicals did not go to the polls.” He added, “God is in control, and if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves. We need to do a better job of getting our people- the church to vote. Now, I’m not trying to tell you how to vote, you can vote, but vote, my goodness, and vote for candidates that stand for Biblical values.”
In fact, white evangelicals/born-again Christians made up the same percentage of the electorate as they did in 2008 – 26%. They voted for Mitt Romney, a devout Mormon, by a wider margin than they did for Sen. John McCain four years ago.