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  • Franklin Graham Defends Comments on Gay Activists and Islam, Compares Himself to Father Speaking Out

    03/27/2014 11:39:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 27, 2014 | Morgan Lee
    Franklin Graham defended his controversial remarks about homosexuality, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Islam, saying that he is only following in his father's own activist footsteps. "You talk about controversy – my father (Billy Graham) stood with Martin Luther King in the early 1960s," Graham told The Charlotte Observer. "My father never worried about polls. I don't care about them, either. And with the issues we are facing today – if my father were a younger man, he would be addressing and speaking out in the exact same way I'm speaking out on them." Late last month, Graham suggested that...
  • Christian Leaders Grieved by World Vision's Decision to Hire Employees in Same-Sex Marriages

    03/25/2014 7:10:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | BY ALEX MURASHKO
    Christian leaders such as evangelist Franklin Graham and Russell D. Moore, who is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, expressed outrage that Christian relief organization World Vision announced it would hire employees in same-sex marriages on Monday. "I was shocked today to hear of World Vision's decision to hire employees in same-sex marriages," Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said in his statement. "The Bible is clear that marriage is between a man and a woman. "My dear friend, Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse, would be...
  • BOOM: Franklin Graham, ‘Putin is right’ On Gay Issues, Obama’s ‘Shameful’

    03/20/2014 4:16:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 20Mar14 | Clash Daily
    <p>CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV/AP) -Two months after Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Russia’s anti-gay law by equating gays with pedophiles, evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Putin for his stance on homosexuality.</p> <p>Putin made headlines ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics saying Russia needs to “cleanse” itself of homosexuality if it wants to increase its birth rate.</p>
  • Franklin Graham: The pope is 'not the judge'

    12/29/2013 9:04:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 29, 2013 | Austin Wright
    Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, says he’s at odds on the issue of homosexuality with Pope Francis, who famously told reporters this summer, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has goodwill, who am I to judge them?” “I think he’s right when he says he’s not the judge,” Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding: “He’s not the judge. God is the judge.” Graham said he feels compelled to tell people about his belief that homosexuality is a sin — and declared that he wouldn’t shift on...
  • Palin at the Billy Graham Library and Samaritan’s Purse

    12/06/2013 10:14:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jackie Siciliano
    Gov. Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book tour took her to Charlotte, NC today where she was greeted by hundreds at the Billy Graham Library. Palin had the following to say to the fine people of Charlotte: A big thank you to everyone who joined us today for a very festive “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book event at the Billy Graham Library. It was great to see our old friend Charlie from the ’08 campaign trail. He’s growing up into such a beautiful young man. I’d especially like to thank Franklin and Jane Graham and all the...
  • Atheist Group Threatens to Sue Public Schools Over Participation in Operation Christmas Child

    11/17/2013 11:39:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/17/2013 | Katherine Weber
    A humanist organization is threatening lawsuits against two public schools for their participation in Operation Christmas Child, a project of evangelist Franklin Graham's international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse that seeks to deliver Christmas toys to needy children throughout the world. The American Humanist Association recently sent letters to two public elementary schools, one in South Carolina and one in Colorado, threatening legal action if they continue participating in Operation Christmas Child, which delivers thousands of shoe boxes stuffed with gifts to needy children throughout the world every year during the holidays. Along with containing small gifts, the shoe boxes...
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/01/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 next week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration.---snip---Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume says there are ties between the Graham family and Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican presidential candidate. Relief aid headed to Russia provided by Samaritan's Purse, the international charity run by Franklin Graham, is staged in Alaska....
  • Washington Post Column: Franklin Graham vs. the IRS (Why he deserved it)

    05/19/2013 8:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/18/2013 | Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
    It sometimes seems that everyone ever audited by the IRS – or even asked questions about a return – is claiming ideological harassment. Franklin Graham has decided that he too is a victim of IRS overreach. I think he’s a victim of something else: His lust for the media spotlight and his disgust with President Obama. The son of famous evangelist Billy Graham has written a letter to Obama carping because ministries founded by this father, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse (a group that has received millions in tax dollars), had been asked questions about political activity...
  • Franklin Graham: IRS targeted us, too

    05/14/2013 7:35:21 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 14, 2013 | Reid Epstein
    Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010. With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.” ~~snip~~ “While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing...
  • Franklin Graham: IRS targeted us, too

    05/14/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 14, 2013 | Reid J. Epstein
    The IRS came after Billy Graham, too, his son charged Tuesday in a letter to President Barack Obama. Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010. With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.” The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association urging of voters...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Tax movies, games that glorify guns and violence

    04/25/2013 1:42:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    THE STATE ^ | 04/25/2013 | Don Worthington
    America should tax movies and games that glorify guns as one way to fight gun violence, says the Rev. Franklin Graham. “How much violence as a nation are we willing to accept?” Graham asked Wednesday in York. “We tax cigarettes, we can tax violence.” Graham was at Bethelwoods Camp and Conference Center in York for Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief training. The six-day session is to help relief workers improve their response skills. The training is as realistic as possible, Graham said, with people screaming and hollering. “We bring as much distraction as you can get. You literally have guts in...
  • Next pope should learn from the competition

    03/01/2013 11:10:24 AM PST · by RobertSouthwell · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 03/01/2013 | Joanne Butler
    As the papal helicopter left the Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI’s tenure came to an end Thursday, the chattering heads on the news channels focused on the sex scandals as a challenge for the next pope. Sex sells, clearly, but chatterers are missing a huge (not sexy) story: The growth of Protestantism in South America.
  • Can An Evangelical Christian Vote for a Mormon?

    11/03/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 62 replies
    Decision Magazine ^ | October 22, 2012 | Franklin Graham
    This question has stirred much debate. Historically, Christians have voted for candidates of different faiths, including Mormons, based on how they live their lives and how deeply committed they are to upholding the U.S. Constitution. Remember, God ordained government, and we are not electing a pastor-in-chief, we are electing a commander-in-chief. George Washington was Episcopalian, Abraham Lincoln had no religious affiliation while he was president, John Kennedy was Catholic and Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were outspoken Southern Baptists. Over a period of 223 years, our nation’s cities and states have been governed by people of many different faiths, including...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama 'Shaking His Fist' at God

    05/11/2012 9:46:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012
    Franklin Graham: Obama 'Shaking His Fist' at God Friday, May 11, 2012 Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, believes President Barack Obama defied God by changing his stance on gay marriage. "President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage," Franklin Graham said in a statement on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. The president has proclaimed his Christian faith several times, and before taking office said he thought marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Over the years, Obama gradually changed his tone on the...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama Has ‘Shaken His Fist’ at God

    05/11/2012 12:53:32 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Andra Varin
    Evangelist Franklin Graham said President Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by voicing support for gay marriage. In an interview Wednesday with ABC News, Obama said his opinions had evolved and he now believes same-sex couples should have the right to wed.
  • Franklin Graham: Obama shook fist at God by supporting same-sex marriage

    05/10/2012 8:54:48 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    WSOC ^ | 5/10/2012 | STAFF
    Franklin Graham said President Obama has “shaken his fist” at God by announcing his support for same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, Obama voiced his support for same-sex marriage, saying he was taking a personal position on the issue. "I have hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought that civil unions would be sufficient," Obama said in the interview with ABC. He added, "I was sensitive to the fact that for a lot of people the word 'marriage' was something that evokes very powerful traditions, religious beliefs and so forth." Now, he said, "it is important for me personally to...
  • Franklin Graham: Obama shook fist at God by supporting same-sex marriage

    05/10/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    WSCO-TV ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2012
    SNIP Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, issued a statement Thursday about the president’s decision. It said, in part, “In changing his position from that of Senator/candidate Obama, President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more.” Graham also said: “While the move to pass amendments defining marriage is relatively new, the definition of marriage is 8,000 years old and was defined not by man, but by...
  • Franklin Graham Backs NC Marriage Amendment

    04/29/2012 5:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham is supporting a proposed amendment to North Carolina's constitution that would provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid in the state. The pro-amendment Vote FOR Marriage NC released an audio message late Friday in which Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, is asking listeners to "take a stand on God's definition of marriage" between a man and a woman and vote for the amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, according to WXII-TV, Channel 12. Graham's sister Anne Graham Lotz is also backing...
  • Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith

    02/29/2012 7:45:39 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/29/2012 | BYRON TAU
    The Rev. Franklin Graham, under pressure from faith groups, apologized for suggesting that President Obama is not a Christian: “I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama,” Graham said in a statement on Tuesday, according to the Religious News Service. “I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election — for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate,” he added. Graham caused a stir...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Obama Helps Islamists, Ignores Christian Persecution

    02/21/2012 10:43:29 AM PST · by Resettozero · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2/21/12 | Newsmax
    Reverend Franklin Graham says President Obama has “given Islam a pass,” including ignoring atrocities against Christians in the Muslim world — so much so that the evangelist says he cannot “categorically” say Obama is not a Muslim. In a stunning interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, the renowned Christian leader and son of Billy Graham expressed shock that President Obama was doing little to protect Christians across the Muslim world against a wave of persecution. MSNBC’s liberal hosts were flummoxed by Graham’s strong rebuke of Obama, and queried if Graham believed the president to be a Christian.
  • Chris Matthews Calls For Media To Blacklist Franklin Graham

    02/22/2012 1:37:38 AM PST · by italyconservative · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 21, 2012
    On the heels of MSNBC dismissing conservative commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan, Chris Matthews, the network's staunchest Obama supporter, called for news programs to stop inviting Rev. Franklin Graham on television to talk politics. "I think we should stop inviting this guy to talk about politics. He should stay out of the -- I mean, I love the bookings on "Morning Joe." I love the guests. In this case, I think this guy should not be in the public square talking politics," Matthews said on his "Hardball" program. "He's got his own little thing and he ain't his father's...
  • Evangelist Franklin Graham questions Christianity of Obama and Romney

    02/21/2012 1:21:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/21/2012 | Lucy Madison
    Franklin Graham, the son of prominent evangelist Billy Graham, questioned the Christianity of both President Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday. Asked in an interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe" if he believed Mr. Obama was a Christian, Graham said he would "have to assume" he is because "he has said he's a Christian," but then added that he cannot answer the question himself. "You'll have to ask President Obama," Graham said, when asked directly what he believes about Mr. Obama's faith. "You can ask me 'Do I believe you're a Christian?' I think the best thing for a...
  • Franklin Graham: ‘Assume’ Obama is Christian

    02/21/2012 10:42:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/12 | TIM MAK
    Franklin Graham, the evangelist and son of Billy Graham, gave sharply different answers Tuesday when asked whether he believed Rick Santorum and Barack Obama were Christians. Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, also declined to say on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether he thought Mitt Romney was a Christian. He weighed in at length on the candidates and their faith: * ON OBAMA: “You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody. All I know is I’m a sinner, and God has forgiven me of my sins… You have to ask every person....
  • Rev. Graham: Obama seen as 'son of Islam' (because he coddles the Muslims and hates Christians)

    02/21/2012 12:09:22 PM PST · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    msnbc ^ | 2/21/2012 | By Becky Bratu
    Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham and a prominent evangelical leader in his own right, waded into contentious waters Tuesday when asked for his views on the religious beliefs of President Obama and the GOP hopefuls. Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, told a Morning Joe panel he couldn't say for certain that Obama is a Christian. “You have to ask him. I cannot answer that question for anybody. All I know is I’m a sinner, and that God has forgiven me of my sins," Graham said. "You have to ask every...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Romney Not a Christian

    02/21/2012 1:02:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 21, 2012
    The Rev. Franklin Graham says presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian. Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, Graham was asked whether Romney is a Christian. Graham said he likes Romney, but added, “He’s a Mormon.” When one of the hosts suggested Romney still is part of the “Judeo-Christian faith,” Graham responded: “Most Christians would not recognize Mormons as part of the Christian faith.” “I’m just saying that most Christians would not recognize Mormonism. Of course they believe in Jesus Christ. They believe in a lot of other things, too, that we don't accept theologically.”(continued)
  • Franklin Graham Should Repent on Mormon Voting Issue, Pastor Says

    12/29/2011 3:10:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 167 replies
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall meeting at the Missouri Valley Steel in Sioux City, Iowa December 16, 2011. Pastor Steven Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries, is calling out Franklin Graham and telling him to repent after Graham said that it is acceptable for a Christian to vote for a Mormon. “Graham is misleading Christians to vote against Scripture for Mormon Mitt Romney,” Andrew said in a statement... In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Graham said that Mitt Romney's Mormon faith “doesn't bother me at all,” and...
  • Franklin Graham: Romney's Mormonism Doesn't Bother Me

    12/20/2011 8:30:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/19/2011 | Paul Stanley
    Evangelical minster Franklin Graham said voters should look past a candidate’s personal religion when considering whom they should support for office. Graham offered his advice in a recent interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network when asked if Christians could vote for someone who is a Mormon. “Yes, the fact that Mitt Romney is a Mormon doesn’t bother me at all,” Graham told CBN. Two candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president who are Mormons are Romney and Jon Huntsman. They are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Graham said voters should select a candidate who is...
  • Air Force Academy Backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive Because It’s Too Christian

    11/04/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.4, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored children’s toy drive after commanders were accused of religious intolerance. Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the academy’s participation in Operation Christmas Child is inappropriate because of its evangelical Christian roots. Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham — the son of evangelist Billy Graham. It packs toys and other items into shoe boxes and sends them to needy children around the world, along with a Christian message in each gift. “This is arrogance beyond measure,” Weinstein...
  • The Fight Over Billy Graham's Legacy

    05/17/2011 1:12:12 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 16, 2011 | Lisa Miller
    With the great evangelist in his twilight, his children are jostling over his image and the family name. In this week’s Newsweek, Lisa Miller reports on the younger Grahams’ politics, infighting—and efforts to protect their father from the press.
  • Franklin Graham: Sure, I can see myself endorsing Trump

    04/25/2011 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via the Hill, Trump’s only half the story here. The other half is that Franklin Graham seems more enthused about him than he does about Palin, whom he traveled to Haiti with a few months ago. Quote: “[T]he more you listen to him [Trump], the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy’s right.” Really? What is it that he’s right about? Using political connections to boot people out of their homes so that he can develop their property, or starting a trade war with China to show ‘em who’s boss?Some reporter needs to corner Gingrich at his...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham On Obama’s Birth Certificate: ‘Why Can’t He Produce That?’

    04/24/2011 12:30:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | April 24, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Reverend Franklin Graham appeared on This Week and host Christiane Amanpour got him to share his feelings on many of today’s political personalities. In addition to speaking favorably of many potential Republican candidates for President, Graham revealed that he too is curious about why President Obama has yet to produce more records related to his birth. Graham previously traveled with Sarah Palin to Haiti but declared that he doesn’t expect her to run for President. Graham said, “I don’t think she likes politics, I think she likes speaking on the issues, and I agree with many of the issues that...
  • Franklin Graham: I don't know why Obama just doesn't produce his birth certificate

    04/24/2011 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 28 replies ^ | 4/24/10 | Franklin Graham
    <p>Franklin Graham says Obama could solve this birther issue pretty easily and doesn't know why he doesn't do it. Graham says Obama has some issues to deal with here. Pretty strong comments coming from the Rev....</p>
  • Franklin Graham: Trump Might be Candidate of Choice [Graham doesn't see Palin running]

    04/22/2011 3:58:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 44 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | April 21, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    "The more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy's right." Trump on Sunday's ABC This Week Graham doesn't see Palin running for president. ABC NewsThe Rev. Franklin Graham, whose family has served as spiritual advisers to numerous prominent political figures, told "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour that businessman Donald Trump might be his candidate of choice in 2012 and that he does not think former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will run for president. "Donald Trump, when I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be...
  • US religious figure backs Trump for president (Franklin Graham)

    04/22/2011 6:00:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | April 22, 2011
    A US religious figure whose father advised several US presidents said in a interview to be broadcast Sunday that he may back real estate tycoon Donald Trump's 2012 bid for the White House. Reverend Franklin Graham also told ABC television that he doubted former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would join the field of candidates aiming to unseat President Barack Obama.... Asked whether Trump might be his preferred candidate, 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," ABC quoted Graham...
  • Franklin Graham: World’s Christians in Grave Danger

    03/21/2011 3:34:29 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 27 replies
    Copts United ^ | March 20, 2011 | By-Chris Gonsalves&Kathleen Walter
    The Muslim Brotherhood, with the complicity of the Obama administration, has infiltrated the U.S. government at the highest levels and is influencing American policy that leaves the world’s Christians in grave danger, warns internationally known evangelist Franklin Graham “The Muslim Brotherhood is very strong and active here in our country,” Graham tells Newsmax. “We have these people advising our military and State Department. We’ve brought in Muslims to tell us how to make policy toward Muslim countries. “It’s like a farmer asking a fox, ‘How do I protect my hen house?’" That same Muslim Brotherhood is fomenting much of the...
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Japan Quake May Be Beginning Of Second Coming....

    03/20/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT · by TaraP · 306 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 18th, 2011
    Natural disasters 'escalating like labor pains' may be linked to the return of Jesus, says Rev. Franklin Graham. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV video, the evangelist says the end could come in 2012 or later. *escalating birth pains*
  • Franklin Graham Says Obama, Tucson Memorial Service 'Scoffed' at Jesus

    01/20/2011 4:09:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    politics daily ^ | 1/20/11 | David Gibson
    President Obama garnered praise from across the political spectrum for his moving speech last week at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims, including from his usual critics on the right, but the Rev. Franklin Graham can't be counted among them. In a speech on Tuesday at John Brown University, a private Christian college in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of the revered evangelist Billy Graham voiced "dismay" at the way the Tucson memorial service was conducted, arguing that it was not as explicitly religious -- apparently meaning "Christian" -- as those following the Oklahoma City bombing and the...
  • Franklin Graham Defends Palin on Arizona Shootings

    01/11/2011 6:01:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 11, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Internationally respected evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of the great preacher Dr. Billy Graham, jumped into the political fray Tuesday by denouncing “outrageous” attempts by the political left to blame Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the Tucson rampage that left six dead and 14 wounded. “This is a time for mourning and prayer for the victims and their families,” Graham reminded those who appear to be trying to exploit the shooting spree for political gain. That Graham would come to Palin’s defense suggests the backlash to liberal attempts to lay the murderous rampage at the feet of conservatives may be...
  • Top Religion Newsmaker: Imam, pope or Sarah Palin? (Also, Poll to FReep)

    12/26/2010 2:08:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 5+ views
    USA Today's Faith & Reason | December 26, 2010 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
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  • Sarah Palin: Helping Haiti This Christmas

    12/23/2010 8:41:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | December 22, 2010 | Governor Sarah Palin
    If you are still looking for a cause to donate to this Christmas, allow me to make a suggestion. Todd, Bristol, Greta Van Susteren, and I recently traveled to Haiti to witness first hand the amazing work done by Rev. Franklin Graham’s organization Samaritan’s Purse. Bristol wrote about our experiences on her Facebook page here. In an effort to fight a deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti, Samaritan’s Purse has flown over a dozen flights carrying vital medical supplies to the two cholera treatment centers it has been running since the start of the outbreak. These centers, run by medical volunteers...
  • Franklin Graham Praises Palin's Compassion: "She’s Not Afraid to Get Her Hands Dirty” – Video

    12/20/2010 1:17:57 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Rev. Franklin Graham talking about Gov. Sarah Palin and her recent trip with him to Haiti to check on the Cholera Crisis there and to raise awareness about the tremendous needs there. Graham praised Palin for the way she showed compassion to the suffering people in Haiti: “She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots – now you have to understand, a Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the...
  • Palin Touches Down in Haiti (Mild barf Alert)

    12/16/2010 7:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Nonprofit Quarterly ^ | December 13, 2010 | Rick Cohen
    Sarah Palin's two-day visit to Haiti on the invitation of Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, garnered some controversy over a picture that the Associated Press ran with a caption that the former Alaska governor was having her hair done before a photo shoot. It was a silly fight and the AP caption was a distraction. The interesting thing about Palin's visit wasn't how she pinned up her hair, but what she was doing in Haiti, with whom, and why. Directing a faith-based NGO called Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham has been a subject of other articles at NPQ. Read...
  • Sarah Palin's Haiti Visit: Blink and You'd Miss It (No matter what, attack Sarah Palin!)

    12/12/2010 11:14:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 7+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | December 12, 2010 | Jessica Desvarieux in Port-au-Prince
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's visit to Haiti was over faster than you could say cholera. Palin spent less than 48 hours in the earthquake-ravaged nation that's currently facing a growing cholera epidemic that has already killed more than 2,000 people, and mounting political unrest due to a contested election. Palin was accompanied by her reality-TV-star daughter, Bristol, and her husband, Todd. And she mostly remained off-limits to media organizations except for Fox News, the network on which she serves as a news analyst. The trip to Haiti had been planned a month in advance, and was hosted by the...
  • Essay: Haiti Needs More Than Sarah Palin's Determined Grin (Sean Penn good, Sarah Palin bad)

    12/12/2010 2:57:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    AOL News ^ | December 12, 2010 | Emily Troutman
    CABARET, Haiti (Dec. 12) -- Sarah Palin, the erstwhile politician and potential candidate for U.S. president, was off limits to the media, except Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, for most of her visit to Haiti this weekend. But Palin finally spoke briefly at a press conference today. "Haiti has been a country that has suffered in the past and is going to continue to suffer until some fundamental changes are being made here," said Palin, who was accompanying the Rev. Franklin Graham, director of Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical charitable organization operating in Haiti. If Sarah Palin wants change for Haiti,...
  • Sarah Palin arrives in Haiti as part of Rev. Franklin Graham's relief mission

    12/11/2010 1:11:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday. Whether or not the earthquake-ravaged nation will throw her a tea party remains unknown. The former Alaska governor and one-time GOP vice presidential candidate is visiting Haiti as a part of Rev. Franklin Graham's charity mission.</p>
  • Palin to Haiti with Graham

    12/09/2010 6:44:27 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 83 replies · 5+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/9/10 at 7:14 PM EST | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is heading to Haiti this weekend with evangelist Franklin Graham, a Palin source confirmed to POLITICO. Palin and Graham will visit a cholera clinic in addition to other stops, as was first reported by CNN. The Haiti visit was the second foreign trip to surface Thursday. Palin is also planning possible visits next year to Israel and Britain. The Haiti trip could serve two distinct political purposes for Palin. First, it provides an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement. Second, she'll...
  • “Holy War: Should American’s Fear Islam?”, part 1 of 4

    10/06/2010 9:22:20 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 22 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2010 AD | Mariano
    This week on “This Week” with Christiane Amanpour the question “Holy War: Should American’s Fear Islam?” was discussed by a panel of guests... FRANKLIN GRAHAM: But let me just say something about Islam. I -- I love the Muslim people. But I have great difficulty with the -- with the religion, especially with Sharia law and what it does for women -- toward women, toward non-believers, the violence that is given in -- under Sharia law. CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: …Is it allowed under Sharia law? IMAM OSAMA BAHLOUL: …This is something for you to say that Islam is an Muslim thought,...
  • Muslim Leader On ABC's This Week: Islam Will Conquer the White House

    10/03/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 194 replies · 1+ views
    Sunday, October 3, 2010 | Kristinn
    ABC News' Christiane Amanpour has done a great service today with her panel discussion on whether America should fear Islam. Thanks to guests Franklin Graham, Robert Spencer and Peter Gadiel refusing to submit to Allah and political correctness, and the brashness of Anjem Choudary, Americans watching broadcast television have learned more about Islam in the hour long show than many have in the nine years since 9/11.Franklin Graham was unapologetic in his stance on Islam, however he differentiated between Islam the religion and Muslim people. Gary Bauer and Ayaan Hirsi Ali also deserve credit for speaking truth to Islam on...
  • The Rev. Franklin Graham Says President Obama was 'Born a Muslim' (And Is Still One)

    08/20/2010 5:17:16 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    abc ^ | 8/20/2010 | BRADLEY BLACKBURN
    On the heels of a new poll suggesting that nearly one in five Americans incorrectly believes that President Obama is a Muslim, one of the nation's most prominent evangelical leaders has weighed in with a seemingly lukewarm endorsement of the president's Christian faith. The Rev. Franklin Graham waded into the discussion with his own controversial explanation of why people wrongly believe the president is a Muslim. Graham, who prayed with Obama in a session with his father, Billy Graham, earlier this year, was asked whether he has any doubts about Obama's self-avowed Christian faith. "I think the president's problem is...
  • Ground Zero Imam’s mission sparks fears

    08/21/2010 11:04:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2010
    Some of the imam’s American critics said they fear he is using the taxpayer-funded trip to raise money and rally support in the Muslim world for the mosque. “I think there is no place for this,” said the Rev. Franklin Graham, who is the son of evangelist Billy Graham and opposes the Islamic center and mosque. “Can you imagine if the State Department paid to send me on a trip anywhere? The separation of church and state — the critics would have been howling.”