Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, famous American Christian evangelist, was in Harrisburg today. It was part of his tour insisting that one needs to pray for America. He didn’t endorse a candidate, but it’s not hard to know who he wants to win, mostly because he has said it himself despites the claims to the contrary “Asked whether Mr Trump might be his preferred candidate, Rev Graham told ABC’s “This Week” program: “Sure, yes.”
“When I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be a joke,” Rev Graham said. “But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy’s right.”
The same kind of person like himself, who makes false claims about how horrible things are in the US, about the president of the US, and who is sure that making the US a Christian theocracy is just a peachy idea.
Graham, true to form, was ginning up more fear.
“If we’re not careful, we’re going to lose our religious freedom anyway, so we might as well go ahead and get people out there and vote and get them to vote by the busloads,” he said. “Make sure people are registered in their churches, and I’m talking about registered. Get your grandparents, your children, grandchildren; just don’t go to the graveyard and start digging up your ancestors. Don’t do that. People have done that. That’s not right. Anybody of legal age, get them out there to vote.”
Because, you know, being persecuted for being Christian and losing your religious freedom looks exactly like this. Hundreds, if not thousands of Christians standing in a state owned park created to honor military personnel, right across from the state capitol building, in an area that has ten pages of churches in its yellow pages, in a country that has hundreds of media outlets devoted to Christianity.
6 thoughts on “Not So Polite Dinner Conversation – and one more instance of Christians telling just a little lie, Franklin Graham”
They will lose their religious freedom to be bigots. I think that’s what he means.
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The whole religion was founded on the concept of martyrdom. In order to feel they have done good enough in following Jesus, they too need to be martyred.
When no persecution exists, simply make it up.
In part, but I actually lay the problem at the feet of….Marx!!!! This, “oh we poor oppressed souls” think wasn’t popular until the particular false dichotomy meme of “you are the oppressor or the oppressed” took over thinking. So, under that particular stupid line of thought, to have moral high ground, you need to identify yourself as oppressed. This has created a vast quantity of insanity from the right and left. However, I only think the right adopted a Marxist line of thinking so readily is what you are talking about. It plugs in so well.
how is the dichotomy false? I may agree with you but I am not quite sure what you mean.
So badly persecuted… So badly.
The Rio Games may be over, but the U.S. Oppression Olympics are still going strong.