Melani McAlister wrote: .... Grahamâs most consistent international political position was his support of Israel,... He continued to herald the country and its prophetic importance for the rest of his life. But Graham never made the kind of pronouncements about Muslims that were common among Israelâs many U.S. evangelical supporters. He offered a generous and broadly ecumenical message in the wake of the September 11 attacks, very different from the aggressive stance taken by some American evangelical leaders at that timeânot least Grahamâs son, Franklin, who declared Islam âan evil and wicked religion.â Graham had stopped calling his preaching events âcrusadesâ in the 1990s, out of sensitivity to ... the Muslim world. And, when, during the Iraq War, he was asked if he saw Christianity as in a world-wide conflict with Islam, Graham said he thought the real conflict was with âhunger, and starvation, and poverty.â
Mostly, Graham in his later life shied away from the commentary on international politics, even as his son embraced the role of Trump supporter, anti-Muslim provocateur, and heir apparent to the religious right....
excerpt from, "Why Billy Graham Was Determined to Globalize Evangelicalism"
Some good info to equip oneself about who & how the CAIR group operates with. Benât deceived by many with in the media who want to play Spinderella, by trying so hard to portray this Hamas founded group in a positive prospective!
I think Iâll ask Trump to label Jim a terrorist. Or at least as terrible. On a more serious note, I just emailed my Congressman and both senators from Mississippi and urged them to oppose the so-called âEquality Act.â If passed, this act will make it illegal for any entity, including a church, to âdiscriminateâ against sodomites and other perverts. I encourage all of yâall to contact your own elected officials and ask them to oppose the bill. If we lose our religious freedom it would be tragic. If we throw it away through our own inaction it would be unpardonable.
Franklin Graham is right about C.A.I.R. It's too bad that Franklin is nothing but a political operative, however.
Davida French wrote: Grahamâs willingness to abandon Christian principles when itâs politically expedient has cost the church dearly.... .... Letâs look at the record. In 1998, at the height of Bill Clintonâs sex scandals, the younger Graham wrote a powerful op-ed in the Wall Street Journal combating Clintonâs assertion that his affair was a âprivateâ matter. Clinton argued that his misdeeds were âbetween me, the two people I love the most â my wife and our daughter â and our God.â Graham noted that even the most private of sins can have very public, devastating consequences, and he asked a simple question: âIf [Clinton] will lie to or mislead his wife and daughter, those with whom he is most intimate, what will prevent him from doing the same to the American public?â
Graham was right: Clinton, it turned out, wouldnât just lie to mislead his family. Heâd lie to influence courts, Congress, and the American people.
Fast-forward 20 years. By 2018,...
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham and the High Cost of the Lost Evangelical Witness"