Many people old enough will recall how they felt having heard Evangelist Billy Graham preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
According to Crosswalk.com
Billy Graham preached the message of Christ’s freedom and forgiveness around the world, reaching over 200 million people in more than 185 countries. He leads hundreds of thousands of people to pray to receive Jesus Christ into their lives as Lord and Savior. His integrity and wisdom opened doors to offer spiritual support and guidance for United States presidents from Eisenhower to Bush. He was a friend to celebrities, politicians, athletes, and leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Bono, Muhammad Ali, Johnny Cash, Larry King, and WWII hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini.
On the other hand, his son Franklin Graham has been a monumental disaster and surely must cause his now deceased father to turn in his grave.
At the risk to his deceased father’s legacy and more importantly the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Frankly Graham has been a mouthpiece for Donald Trump’s Racism, tyranny and hateful behavior including to children.
To Graham, it seems that being a mouthpiece to the despicable liar Trump,is far more important than fidelity to the Gospel of Christ.
In an interview on MSNBC, host Craig Melvin pointed out to Graham that The Washington Post counted 8,158 false or misleading claims made by the president during his first two years in office.
Franklin Graham: “Well, I don’t know how to reconcile that, because I don’t know,” Graham replied. “You have a fact checker for the president but I don’t know if you have a fact checker for the media at the same time.”
Craig Melvin; “Pastor Graham, you and I both know this president has said things over and over that aren’t true.”
Franklin Graham; “I don’t think the president is sitting there behind the desk trying to make up lies,I don’t believe that for a second. Has he misspoken on something? Sure, all of us do that, you do it, I do it. “So I think the president is trying to do the best that he can under very difficult circumstances.”
According to the Atlantic: Franklin Graham’s mission field knows no borders, but he’s proposed a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. He claims to hate politics, yet maintains a prolific, politicized Facebook page. And when he looks at Donald Trump, he sees God at work in the White House, not a president who would fire an FBI director while under investigation, brag about groping women, and give away state secrets over small talk.
Franklin Graham also told the media Trump is a “changed man” from when he made his notorious lewd comments about women.
All of the lies that Graham has told in support of Trump’s lies while ignoring the multitude the pathological Trump has told, makes a mockery of Graham’s supposed mantra of”objective truth”.
But there is way more. Speaking to the Conservative Chronicle and responding to white Evangelical Christians claim that President Barack Obama was the Antichrist, Graham did not mince words.
“If Obama is the Antichrist, then Michelle Obama must be the Whore of Babylon.”The Whore of Babylon is a biblical figure associated with apocalyptic myths. Graham went on to say there were similarities between Michelle Obama and the Whore of Babylon.””The bible says the Whore of Babylon sits on a scarlet beast. Michelle Obama rides in a limo called the Beast,” said Graham. “Also, the Whore wears scarlet and purple, colors that Michelle Obama wears.”
According to the New York Times; When Barack Obama was president, Franklin Graham fanned the “birther” conspiracy that claimed the president was not an American citizen. He falsely suggested that Mr. Obama was not a Christian and might secretly be a Muslim. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Franklin Graham held rallies in 50 states to pump up evangelical turnout on what he called a “Decision America Tour.” Once Mr. Trump landed the Republican nomination, Mr. Graham avoided explicit endorsements at those rallies, but left no doubt about his preference.
After the election, Mr. Graham said that Mr. Trump’s victory was evidence that “God’s hand was at work.”
In all of this, we haven’t yet begun to scratch the surface of white Evangelical hypocrisy.
The blind support of trump by the older white, more xenophobic section of the population of which Graham is a part, has created a split in the so-called Evangelical movement.
But there is another wing of the evangelical movement whose members are more moderate politically, many of them black, Latino, Asian, or city dwellers, or young. Some of these evangelicals have grown increasingly discomfited by the close association with the Republican Party, and now, with Mr. Trump. Says the New York Times.
On that note, i is important that we call out the racist, xenophobe, the apostate Franklin Graham who believes he is an authority on God because he feeds some hungry people then disparage them based on their skin color and religious beliefs.