Franklin Graham: “Racist Devil!"

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 Graham—joint head of both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well as Samaritan’s Purse?
Put simply Franklin Graham offered three concrete reminders for how we as a nation could remedy some—if not many—instances in which a law enforcement official fires his weapon. His plain spoken—even blunt—advice was not well received.
Though it is an absolutely true statement that had Michael Brown followed Franklin Graham’s simple advice, he would be breathing today. Police officers would not have been injured, and the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri would never have had to experience Brown’s step-father telling residents to “burn the b*tch to the ground” (meaning the town.)
Graham’s advice in summary was:
1. Persons should individually obey lawful authority.
2. That parents should do a better job of teaching our children to recognize and obey lawful authority.
3. That our society should more greatly encourage these ideas.
His message was that if we as a culture “simply” did these things that police violence would happen less often. And he reminded the secular society that the Bible indicates that lawful authority (authority that does not abuse its position) is given as a protection to a nation because those who hold those positions account to a higher authority than mere man and will suffer judgment and consequence beyond earthly ones.
In response Jim Wallis, Rachel Held Evans, and a host of theologically challenged activists issued a letter to Franklin Graham in short stating he had sinned against them, and that they required him to “repent” before he “broke” Christianity any further. They accused him of abusing scripture, omitting a number of other topics they would have preferred he mentioned, and ended up more or less blaming him for advancing corruption of local police actions everywhere. Jim Wallis, a radical left political activist who pretends to represent evangelical perspective, went so far as to label Franklin Graham racist, or at minimum accusing him of being oblivious to racial inequality and of harboring racial biases.

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