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  • OREGON STANDOFF LATEST: FRANKLIN GRAHAM SPEAKS TO FEDS AND 'OCCUPIERS', FINICUM FAMILY STATEMENT

    02/03/2016 5:24:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    2/3/2016 | Self
    Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy Graham, has spoken to federal government people and the four people remaining at the Harney County Resource Center (aka Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). A spokesman for Graham told the media about his conversations with both sides, but beyond that there is no comment. The arrested and jailed Ammon Bundy agreed with his father's statement about the need for local control of the center-refuge. But he also urged the four people remaining at the refuge to 'go home now so their lives are not taken.' Meanwhile the family of the man who lost his...
  • Franklin Graham: It's open season on Christians in America

    01/12/2016 4:28:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Franklin Graham is a voice crying in the wilderness. "I believe we are perilously close to the moral tipping point for the survival of the United States of America," Graham wrote in Decision magazine. "I refuse to be silent and watch the future of our children and grandchildren be offered up on pagan altars of personal pleasure and immorality." The Supreme Court has already redefined marriage. The nation has become a killing field for Islamic radicals. And Christians have become targets for practicing their First Amendment rights. "There now exists deep-seated antagonism and hostility toward Christianity in every seat of...
  • America will fall without a moral revival: Franklin Graham launches 50-state tour ahead of election

    01/07/2016 12:17:22 PM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/7/16 | Lisa Bourne
    DES MOINES, Iowa, January 6, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Reverend Franklin Graham believes the United States of America is in danger, and will only be saved by turning back to God. And this can only be accomplished by Christians praying and bringing their faith to the public square. America’s problems are across the board, Rev. Graham said; spiritual, economic, and even racial, an area in which he believes the country is actually going backward. And he insists the answer is not found in politics. “We have economic problems; we have political problems,” Rev. Graham stated yesterday in Des Moines, IA....
  • Graham leaving GOP puts key evangelical vote at risk...

    12/27/2015 7:31:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-27-15 | Joseph Weber
    The Rev. Franklin Graham quitting the Republican Party poses a significant blow to the GOP's 2016 White House aspirations, especially if other evangelical pastors follow suit and their millions-plus congregations stay away from the polls. Graham suggested earlier this week that the last straw was congressional Republicans funding Planned Parenthood in the recently passed, $1.8 trillion tax-and-spending package, despite revelations about the group harvesting fetal tissue. However, he made clear Wednesday night that the funding was only part of the reason he left the GOP to become an independent. "It's not just that," Graham said on Fox News' "On the...
  • Franklin Graham Leaves GOP, Question is Why Aren't Other Christians?

    12/23/2015 10:37:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Franklin Graham recently announced his renunciation of any previous affiliation with the Republican Party after 387 members of Congress treasonously voted for a bill that not only funds terrorism abroad, but also at home. Franklin Graham expressed that he cannot support any political party that deliberately funds, with government money, the dismembering of baby body parts and "selling" of fetal tissue. Graham has rightly compared Planned Parenthood to the Nazis, who also experimented on human beings. Graham has previously mentioned that he has no faith in any political party and that Christians should run for office. However, he announced on...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I Have Resigned From the Republican Party'

    12/23/2015 6:41:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12-13-15 | Todd Beamon
    Franklin Graham has resigned from the Republican Party and become an independent, declaring that "I have no hope in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, or tea party to do what is best for America. "Unless more godly men and women get in this process and change this wicked system, our country is in for trouble," Graham, 63, wrote on Facebook. Graham called on "Christians, even pastors, across the country to pray about running for office where they can have an impact. "We need mayors, country commissioners, city council members, school board members who will uphold biblical values." The budget...
  • Franklin Graham quits the GOP over Planned Parenthood funding

    12/22/2015 2:04:50 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 24 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/22/15 | David Gibson
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced he is abandoning the Republican Party in disgust over the move by the GOP-led Congress last week to pass a budget that Graham said was "wasteful" and provided funding for Planned Parenthood, which he compared to the Nazis. Graham has previously said he has no faith in any political party, but his apparent renunciation of his Republican affiliation is an indication of anger on the right and the strong interest many disaffected evangelicals have shown in populist outsiders such as Donald Trump. Graham himself has expressed admiration for Trump, the surprise front-runner in the Republican...
  • Franklin Graham: "I have resigned from the Republican Party..."

    12/21/2015 3:19:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Twitter/Facebook ^ | 12/21/15 | Franklin Graham
    Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for passing such a wasteful spending bill last week. And to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood! A Huffington Post article called it "a big win for Planned Parenthood." I call it a big loss for America. After all of the appalling facts revealed this year about Planned Parenthood, our representatives in Washington had a chance to put a stop to this, but they didn't. There's no question-taxpayers should not be paying for abortions! Abortion is murder in God's eyes. Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk nonchalantly about selling baby parts from aborted...
  • Franklin Graham Facebook Post on Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 10:35:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    facebook.com/FranklinGraham ^ | 12/9/15 | Franklin Graham
    For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees-saying that "such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for." Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality. Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to...
  • Franklin Graham Anticipated Trump Proposal to Ban Muslim Immigration

    12/09/2015 4:32:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    One of the big narratives you hear about the Republican presidential nominating contest is that Donald Trump is going to lose in Iowa and elsewhere because his nasty prejudices and religious ignorance are offending the conservative Evangelical voters who play such a large role in GOP politics. And without question, some conservative Evangelical leaders have become outspoken in decrying support for the Donald among their co-religionists. --snip-- But Moore's is not the only pulpit in American conservative Christendom. And it's worth noting (as did Washington Monthly's Nancy LeTourneau) that the bearer of the most famous name in American Christianity, the...
  • Franklin Graham Just Responded To Paris Attacks With 6 Words No One Else Would Dare Say

    11/16/2015 10:49:45 AM PST · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jack davis
    The root of the evil that has put Paris in mourning and threatens Western civilization is not to be found in long-winded speeches about economic justice, according to Rev. Franklin Graham. It comes down to a religion that seeks to crush everything the West holds dear. “Islam is not a peaceful religion,” Graham said Saturday on Facebook. “In the hours after the horrific attacks some said ‘TERRORISM HAS NO RELIGION.’ Do not be fooled. This attack was done in the name of Allah, the god of Islam,” Graham posted.
  • Renowned American Preacher Criticizes His Compatriots for Abandoning Christianity

    11/03/2015 4:04:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/2/15
    ***According to him, liberalism for believers is as dangerous as communismMoscow, November 2, Interfax - Head of the charitable organization Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Franklin Graham is concerned that Americans abandon Christian norms of morality. "Americans ruled God out of their lives," Graham said at his meeting with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar in Moscow, the rabbi's press service reports on Monday. Graham said that he was also concerned that his compatriots abandoned biblical moral principles under pressure of secularists. According to him, earlier many westerners worried that "the world will become atheistic under communist...
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/01/2015 5:59:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual." "As a whole, our nation does not know what privation is. We do not...
  • Patriarch Kirill: The West is no longer Christian

    10/28/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 24 replies
    CypLive ^ | October 28, 2015
    Western countries do not identify themselves with the Christian tradition and harass those who defend Christian values, said Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on Wednesday at a meeting with US preacher Franklin Graham at the St. Daniel Monastery. "Russian Church during the Cold War was actively developing relations with Western Christians. We were living in difficult conditions of atheistic ideology and perceived Western civilization as Christian civilization. We appreciated the freedom in which they lived, Christians in the West, and considered them our brothers and allies" - said the Patriarch. He stressed with regret that in recent years...
  • Obama Likes to CELEBRATE SIN Rev. Graham Sets Him Straight!

    10/13/2015 7:15:58 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 10 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 10/12/2015 | TPIWriter
    When President Barack Obama was as a candidate for President, he supported traditional marriage, (even if no one believed him.) Now, sin and moral decay has expanded so far in America that our once great nation is unrecognizable. Obama is reshaping America in his image, and that is shameful. Rev. Franklin Graham, son of legendary Rev. Billy Graham, went on a podcast recently to explain exactly why this celebration of sin is wrong. This is a message that every American should hear! Ultimately, Reverend Graham believes that a lot of the blame falls on the Obama administration, and their celebration...
  • Evangelist Franklin Graham: Islamic State Guilty Of "Genocide" Against Christians

    10/12/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    In a Facebook post Monday, Christian evangelist Franklin Graham denounced the worlds silence in the face of a true genocide being carried out by the Islamic State. It is genocideand the world seems largely silent about it, Graham wrote. Genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities of Syria and Iraq.
  • Franklin Graham: Russian Air Strikes May Prevent Christian Bloodbath

    09/30/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by donna · 21 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 09/30/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Rev. Franklin Graham, the influential son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax TV the pounding Russian air force strikes in Syria may end up saving countless numbers of persecuted Christians. "What Russia is doing may save the lives of Christians in the Middle East," Graham, president and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday to J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Prime." "You understand that the Syrian government for their good and for their bad over the history of this country, they have protected Christians, they have protected minorities from the Islamists."
  • Rev. Graham: If Obama Vetoes Defund of PP, 'The Blood' of 'Butchered' Children 'Will Be On His...

    09/21/2015 3:59:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/21/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood, Reverend Franklin Graham said it was "a great step" that he hopes will also pass in the Senate, adding that although President Barack Obama has said he will veto such legislation, if he does "it will be at his own peril," and the blood of the children "butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands." "After much heated and emotional debate, on Friday the House passed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act," said Rev. Graham in a Sept. 20 post on Facebook. "This is...
  • Franklin Graham Condemns Obama's Guest List for Papal Welcome as 'Sinful'

    09/21/2015 3:14:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called President Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' welcome this week "disgraceful and obviously inappropriate," even as the Vatican has reportedly objected to the White House's invitation to transgender activists, an openly gay bishop and supporters of abortion and euthanasia. The guest list for a planned event at the White House's South Lawn to welcome the pope on his first full day in the U.S. on Wednesday includes Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, a "Catholic social justice lobby" which allegedly supports abortion and euthanasia; Bishop Gene Robinson, former Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire who...
  • Franklin Graham: 'Blood of Children' Will Be on Obama's Hands If He Vetoes Defund Planned Parenthood

    09/21/2015 3:11:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has warned that the "blood of children" will be on President Barack Obama's hands if he does indeed decide to veto the defund Planned Parenthood bill that was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. "President Obama has said he will veto the bill if he does, it will be at his own peril and the blood of those children who are butchered at Planned Parenthood will be on his hands," Graham warned in a Facebook post on Sunday. The evangelical preacher said that the passing of HR 3134, which would strip Planned...
  • Franklin Graham Calls Obama's Guest List for Papal Visit 'Disgraceful'

    09/19/2015 11:17:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    September 19, 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Franklin Graham Calls Obama's Guest List for Papal Visit 'Disgraceful' By Sandy Fitzgerald 19 Sep 2015 10:42 AM President Barack Obama's guest list for Pope Francis' visit next week "should raise a lot of eyebrows" the Rev. Franklin Graham said on Facebook Saturday, calling the resident's plans "disgraceful and obviously inappropriate." "Is there no end to the lengths the president will go to in order to push his sinful agenda?" said Graham, who shared a link from The Wall Street Journal about the president's plans. "Its wise of the Vatican to question President Obamas guest list for the Popes visit...
  • Franklin Graham Slams Trump on Kim Davis Remarks: 'Forefathers Gave Us Freedom of Religion

    09/08/2015 6:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/08/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    After GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump said that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should follow "the law of the land," and issue same-sex marriage licenses, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has argued that what is made into law isn't always right. "He should know that just because something is made into a law, doesn't make it right. His Scottish Presbyterian ancestors may have been among those who had their heads cut off because they refused to recognize the King of England as head of the church," Graham said in a Facebook message on Monday, referring to Trump. "They believed that Jesus...
  • Why Franklin Grahams salary raises eyebrows among Christian nonprofits

    08/22/2015 6:11:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    Franklin Grahams annual compensation of $880,000, revealed in a Charlotte Observer story, has some worrying that too many top Christian nonprofit leaders as well as pastors are seeing themselves as CEOs instead of as Gods servants... A spokesman for Franklin Graham said his compensation was determined by independent commissions that compared similar organizations top salaries. Graham was not available to answer questions.....
  • Why Evangelicals Worship Trump

    08/21/2015 5:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 21, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    With his brash demeanor, rough language, womanizing, and general Trump-ness, youd think evangelicals would loathe Trump. Youd be wrong. Evangelicals were supposed to hate Donald Trump. His ostentatious wealth, his colorful language, his serial marriageshe was supposed to be the anti-Huckabee, the candidate least appealing to conservative Christians and their reality TV-unfriendly sensibilities. Then there was Trumps cavalier discussion of his faith at the Ames, Iowa, Family Leadership Summit in Julywhere he said he doesnt ask God for forgiveness. The Washington Examiners Byron York argued that comment would hurt him more than his disparagement of Senator John McCains war record....
  • Evangelists: Obama 'paving the way' for Antichrist

    08/15/2015 9:12:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 55 replies
    WND ^ | August 15, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President Obama President Obama isnt the Antichrist but he sure is paving the way for him, said some Christian evangelists whove been watching the White House in biblically prophetic light with alarm. Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist, said pastor Robert James Jeffress, Jr., of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, Christian Today reported. While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in Gods law and still win re-election by a...
  • Rev. Graham on Trump: 'He's Not a Politician. He Says What He Thinks. ... He's a Very Smart Man'

    08/10/2015 5:25:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/10/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the GOP debate last week, evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham said he watched the presentation and, as far as billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump was concerned, the reverend said he thinks a lot of people agreed "with some of the things" that Trump said, and added that the successful businessman was "no dummy," is "not a politcian," and "says what he thinks."Franklin Graham also disclosed that he has met and spoken with Donald Trump. In 2013, at a 95th birthday celebration for Pastor Billy Graham in Asheville, N.C., Trump, his wife Melania Trump, Sarah Palin, and former...
  • Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood for Doing Gods Work

    07/31/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is Gods work. On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board said the undercover videos portraying their executives haggling over the cost of aborted babies body parts are simply an attack on health care. Jeffrey Walton from the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports that the board is made up of religious leaders from the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church and American Baptist Churches as well as clergy from Reformed Jewish and Unitarian Universalist congregations. In a statement...
  • Franklin Graham Urges Halt to Muslim Immigration

    07/18/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Facebook/FranklinGraham ^ | 07/18/2015 | Franklin Graham
    Four innocent Marines (United States Marine Corps) killed and three others wounded in ‪#‎Chattanooga‬ yesterday including a policeman and another Marine--all by a radical Muslim whose family was allowed to immigrate to this country from Kuwait. We are under attack by Muslims at home and abroad. We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized--and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad. During World War 2, we didn't allow Japanese to immigrate to America, nor...
  • Franklin Graham: Our Nation Will Have to Answer for This

    07/16/2015 8:21:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | 7/16/2015 | Jennifer LeClaire
    A bombshell undercover video showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola talking about how the pro-abortion group sells the body parts of aborted fetuses over lunch has enraged even pro-choice advocates. But Franklin Graham has had some of the strongest words yet. The evangelist first states what at least most Christians believe: abortion is a sin and is clearly murder in God's eyes. Then he makes it personal. "The people who perform it have no conscience, so I'm not at all surprised that they would be selling organs, tissue and body parts from...
  • Franklin Graham Responds: Govt to Fine Christian Bakers $135,000 for Declining Gay Wedding Cake

    07/09/2015 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 7, 2015 | Billy Hollowell
    Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of famed preacher Billy Graham, decried a decision by Oregon officials to fine bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, calling it unbelievable. Brad Avakian, Oregons Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner, upheld the ruling that the Kleins have to pay the lesbian couple $135,000 for a long list of alleged damages including: acute loss of confidence, high blood pressure, impaired digestion, loss of appetite, migraine headaches, pale and sick at home after work, resumption of smoking habit, weight gain, and worry, Graham wrote. Give me...
  • Franklin Graham Slams 'Outrageous' Attack on 'Freedom of Speech' After Fining of Christian Bakers

    07/07/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out against what he calls an "outright attack" on freedom of speech after Oregon's Bureau of Labor & Industries Commissioner Brad Avakin upheld an earlier ruling that forces Christian bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 for refusing to participate in a lesbian wedding. "Give me a break. In my opinion, this couple should pay the Kleins $135,000 for all they've been through," Graham wrote on Facebook on Sunday. "Even more outrageous is that Avakian has also now ordered the Kleins to 'cease and desist' from speaking publicly about not wanting to...
  • Franklin Graham: 'Gay' rainbow ends badly - 'May it remind all of us of God's judgment to come'

    07/01/2015 10:52:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | July 1, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Franklin Grahams word is respected worldwide, through his work with Samaritans Purse and the organization his father founded, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and now hes begun warning America of Gods looming judgment. Because of the nations adoption, through its Supreme Court, of mandatory recognition of same-sex marriage across the states. Our nation will not like whats at the end of this rainbow, he wrote this week. Pride goeth before a fall. Supreme Court Justice [Antonin] Scalia used Proverbs 16:18 in his comments regarding the courts disappointing and dangerous ruling about same-sex marriage, Graham wrote. He rightly called the decision...
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Courts same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther Kings Letter from Birmingham Jail (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes Kings observations on the injustice...
  • Franklin Graham Warns Christians to 'Be Prepared' for Persecution After SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

    06/30/2015 6:32:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Leading Evangelist Franklin Graham is warning Christians nationwide that they should be ready to face persecution if they wish to stand by the biblical definition of marriage following last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which legalized same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Despite President Barack Obama claiming that the Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges is a "victory for a America," Graham, the president of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, asserted in an interview with Fox News' Todd Starnes last weekend that the United States is really the true "loser" because the ruling could bring...
  • America's CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL Pearl Harbor (2016) : What will Pastor Franklin Graham (et al) DO ???

    06/29/2015 5:49:23 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 33 replies
    . An Open Letter to Pastor Franklin Graham and the Christian "Watchmen on the Wall" organization. Pastor Franklin Graham, First, I have the utmost respect for your father, Rev. Billy Graham. Second, I am an unapologetic sixty (60) year old Evangelical Christian, who believes in the inerrancy of scripture. Thirdly ... I stand aghast TODAY at the (I am so sorry to say this) the "abject moral cowardice" of America's Christian churches. Today ... 29 June 2016 (Monday evening) is the third day since the "Day of Infamy" when the U.S. Supreme Court defecated on America's Judeo-Christian heritage ... and...
  • Franklin Graham Launching 50-State Decision America Tour in 2016

    04/18/2015 1:43:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 109 replies
    BillyGraham.org ^ | 4/15/15 | BGEA
    On Tuesday night, Franklin Graham announced he will embark on a 50-state tour of the United States next year. He made the following announcement on his Facebook page: America is in trouble. At 62 years of age, Ive lived long enough to learn that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans can turn this country around; no political party or politician is the answer. The only hope for this country is Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. Next year I am planning to travel to all 50 states to conduct prayer rallieswe are calling this the Decision America Tour. I...
  • Franklin Graham: Racist Devil!"

    03/22/2015 10:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    This past week the political left (disguised poorly as religious leaders) unleashed an all out assault on one of the few leading Christian leaders that has the audacity to take his faith beyond the pulpit and into the global marketplace, hoping in every way, to make a difference. And what was the motivation for those who spewed the venom in the direction of Franklin Grahamjoint head of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well as Samaritans Purse? Put simply Franklin Graham offered three concrete reminders for how we as a nation could remedy someif not manyinstances in which...
  • Rev. Graham on White House Gay Rainbow: 'May it Remind Us of God's Judgment to Come'

    06/29/2015 6:39:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/29/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the White House being illuminated on Friday with gay-rainbow lights to celebrate homosexual marriage, Rev. Franklin Graham said it was "outrageous" and a "slap in the face" to millions of Americans who support real marriage, and added that because God gave the rainbow sign to Noah following the flood, it is an image forever "associated with His judgment" and a sign of "God's judgment to come." Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, further said that "one day God is going to judge sin -- all sin" and "only those who are found righteous will be able...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama Leading America to Sinful Course; 'God Will Judge Him, Us if We Don't Repent'

    06/28/2015 9:22:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/28/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    President Obama is calling the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a "victory for America," but the Rev. Franklin Graham warns Obama is leading the nation on a sinful course and "God will judge him and us as a nation if we don't repent." At a Gay Pride event in the White House prior to the court ruling this week, Obama said, "There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country," and he was right, Graham wrote in a post on his Facebook page. "But it is definitely not a shift for the good of America. The shift...
  • Every Businesses Should Be Gay Friendly,' Says Franklin Graham in Response to Critics

    06/23/2015 7:19:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/23/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has responded to critics of his decision to discontinue business with Wells Fargo following the company's TV ad featuring a same-sex couple. The head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse had a column published last week arguing that the boycott was not about Wells Fargo being "gay-friendly." "Indeed, the bank we transferred our accounts to BB&T based in Winston-Salem, N.C. is also widely considered gay-friendly. In fact, it may surprise some to learn that I think every business should be gay-friendly," wrote Graham "By that I mean businesses ...
  • 3 Good Reasons Every Christian Should Close Their Wells Fargo Account Right Now

    06/15/2015 4:39:22 PM PDT · by xzins · 101 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/15/2015 | DEBORAH HAMILTON
    Wells Fargo already lost a multi-million-dollar customer last week. Now, the bank can expect to lose a few more. American Family Association (AFA) has sent an Action Alert to its hundreds of thousands of friends and supporters, urging Christians to close their Wells Fargo accounts, as the financial institution becomes an even more staunch supporter of the LGBT lifestyle. "For years, Wells Fargo has supported a lifestyle that is not in line with biblical standards, so now it's time for Christians to pull their business from the bank," said AFA President Tim Wildmon. "Franklin Graham said it best. Banks should...
  • Graham Calls for Boycott of Pro-Gay Businesses

    06/08/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 105 replies
    http://www.cbn.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to boycott businesses that fund and promote the gay activist agenda. Graham made the comment on Facebook, announcing that his ministry is pulling its accounts from Wells Fargo Bank because they're using a same-sex couple in their ads. "This is one way we as Christians can speak out," Graham said. "We have the power of choice. Let's just stop doing business with those who promote sin and stand against almighty God's laws and His standards." Gay activist bloggers are mocking Graham, saying it will be nearly impossible to do what he says because so...
  • Franklin Graham Says There Is No Tolerance for Christians After Marine Court-Martialed

    05/28/2015 8:54:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out on a case concerning a Marine Corporal who was court-martialed for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer at work, stating that it shows that there is no tolerance in culture for Christians. Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was court-martialed earlier this week after she was convicted Feb. 1, 2014, for refusing to remove the verse "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17) from her computer. "Unbelievably, she was criminally prosecuted by the U.S. government for displaying this encouraging scripture on her computer in her workspace. Give me a...
  • Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Education as Being 'Poison/'Brainwashing'

    05/22/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime. The Fairfax County School Board will introduce on Thursday recommendations provided by its Family Life Education curriculum subcommittee suggesting that the school district teach middle and high schools students about transgenderism, gender identity and sexual identity. According to a 28-page recommendation report by the subcommittee, starting in the eighth grade, students in...
  • Franklin Graham: 'Draw Muhammad' event went too far (what happened to FG?)

    05/11/2015 2:36:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Franklin Graham, one of the worlds best-known Christian evangelists and the head of the nonprofit Samaritans Purse, said in a Wednesday morning Fox & Friends interview the folks in Garland were wrong to hold their Draw Muhammad event. As a Christian, I dont like it when people mock my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, he said. What this event was doing in Texas was mocking Islam. I disagree with [them]. Graham said todays society is lacking in civility and the folks in Garland were wrong to further that tone. I think we need to show respect and civility, he...
  • Bakers must pay $135,000 for refusing to make cake for gay wedding

    04/25/2015 4:35:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The owners of an Oregon bakery learned Friday that there is a severe price to pay for following their Christian faith. A judge for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recommended a lesbian couple should receive $135,000 in damages for their emotional suffering after Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused to make them a wedding cake. As a result - Aaron and Melissa Klein could lose everything they own including their home. The Oregonian reports the recommended penalty is not final and could be raised or lowered by State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. The controversy started in 2013...
  • Franklin Graham: Halt Muslim immigration

    04/22/2015 5:17:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Rev. Franklin Graham put out a powerful tweet that conveyed two huge policy needs in just a few short words: America should take up arms against ISIS and U.S. immigration officers should keep out all Muslims from countries with ties to terror, he said. His exact tweet: Our govt needs to halt all immigration of Muslims from countries that have active terrorist cells & take military action to defeat ISIS. Its since received more than 1,100 favorites and 600 retweets. The response was overwhelmingly in favor of his words though some were critical.
  • Franklin Graham Warns Holocaust Might Be Repeated With Influx of Muslims in US and Europe

    04/17/2015 8:39:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Rev. Franklin Graham warned on Holocaust Remembrance Day on Thursday that another holocaust might become a reality, pointing to the influx of Muslim immigrants into Europe and the United States, who he said are "bringing their hatred of Jews and Christians with them." "Could the holocaust be repeated? I'm afraid so. Anti-Semitism is at the highest levels since the late 1930s. This is coming from the influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe, the United States, and other Western countries over the past few decades, and they are bringing their hatred of Jews and Christians with them," Graham...
  • Rev. Graham: Storm of Islam is Coming; Persecution : Obama is Very Sympathetic to Islam

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but its going to get worse with persecution in America because resident Barack Obama is very sympathetic to Islam, said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House snubbed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [I]ts because of the influence of Islam, he said. They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming. ... this isnt just radical Islam this is Islam. Theyve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • Franklin Graham Gives Support to Mike Pence as Robert Jeffress Slams Gov. for 'Capitulating'"

    04/02/2015 8:05:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Rev. Franklin Graham has spoken out in support of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision to sign the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, but some conservatives, such as Dr. Robert Jeffress, are now concerned that Pence may be "capitulating" to the opposition.After initially signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law on March 26, Pence immediately faced backlash from gay rights supporters. State leaders and businesses vowed to boycott the state of Indiana, accusing the state of anti-gay discrimination. Early Monday morning, Republican leaders in the Indiana General Assembly held a press conference to address the concerns and criticism. They...