Posted: Jan. 15, 2021
Evangelist Franklin Graham did everything he could to support Trump's deadly presidency, even tweeting after the election was called for Joe Biden, "When he says this election was rigged or stolen, I tend to believe him."
Even Trump's incitement of insurrection did not shake Graham's idolatry. On January 14, Graham literally compared Trump to Jesus, accusing Republicans who voted for impeachment of accepting "thirty pieces of silver" to betray him.
As for the violence that left five dead, the court evangelical simply shrugged it off: "We knew he had flaws when he ran for office in 2016." There is absolutely nothing Christian about that.
With blasphemous preachers like Graham blessing Trump's Big Lie and pretending "antifa" was behind the attack, it's no wonder the failed coup featured crosses and "Jesus saves" banners and flags. Graham and the religious right must be held accountable for their deadly dishonesty.
Graham gets away with his hatred and conspiracy-theories by hiding behind the humanitarian work of Samaritan's Purse and his late father's name. It's time for Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to realize that by propping up Franklin's unchristian extremism, they are abandoning their Gospel missions, undermining democracy, and helping incite white-nationalist sedition.
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