Franklin Graham has found himself the subject of a petition that want to see him removed as chairman of a charity for the soul reason that he gave an opening prayer at the Republican National Convention.
According to The Hill, the charity led by Graham called “The Samaritan’s Purse” has reached over 11,000 signatures, but as you’ll see, the group of “Christians” doesn’t seem to be concerned with faith so much as politics:
A petition calling for evangelist Franklin Graham to be removed as the chairman, president and CEO of the charitable organization Samaritan’s Purse has garnered more than 11,000 signatures as of Wednesday.
The petition is calling for Graham’s removal over a prayer he led at the Republican National Convention last week.
The petition, organized by the group Faithful America, has received 11,274 signatures as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. The organization is “the largest online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice,” according to its website.
“Standing behind a Trump-Pence campaign sign, Graham also used Jesus’s name to give thanks for ‘the many blessings we have received these past four years.’ We would hardly consider family separation, the deadly federal COVID-19 response, rampant corruption and authoritarianism, or ongoing systemic racism to be ‘blessings,’ ” the statement continued.
Graham, who has supported Trump since 2016, opened the final night of the Republican National Convention with a prayer last week, saying “Father, we know that you can make this nation great once again, if we turn our eyes and our hearts to you and follow your word and obedience.”
According to the petition, Graham’s right-wing politics can only damage your credibility as a loving, Christian humanitarian organization.” They also state that if Graham won’t resign, then they will.
It sounds like the charity would be better off if they did.
The Samaritan’s Purse issued a statement about Graham, noting that he’s not there to tell people how to vote and he would have gladly prayed at the DNC as well.
“Franklin Graham does not tell people who to vote for, but he does encourage everyone to pray and to vote. If the Democratic National Convention had asked him to pray, he would have prayed at the DNC as well. The most important thing any of us can do for our nation is to pray for our leaders, regardless of their political affiliation.”
The thing that strikes me as ridiculous about this is that I don’t know many Christians who support the idea of social justice, at least as the modern times tell it. For one, Christ was not a socialist, which social justice tends to revolve around.
The idea of social justice also creates sacred cows. Those who adhere to social justice tend to create victims and out of those victims, they create enemies for the victims to be victimized by.
It’s very, very often that among the social justice warriors, Christians are targeted for being “homophobic.” Oil and water mix better than Christians and SJWs do, merely because the latter hates the former with zeal, and while the Christian community will reach out to the SJW community, you’ll often find Christians at odds with things like abortion, transgenderism, or the worship of the LGBT community in general.
I have a hard time believing that this group attacking Graham is actually concerned about the charity. To me, it seems more like they’re attacking Graham for doing something unthinkable, and that’s praying around Republicans.
Besides, looking at the website for Faithful America, you can see just how Christian it is. They call Franklin Graham’s politics “hateful,” they’re trying to delete a fundraiser meant for Kyle Rittenhouse, they want you to know that Trump’s photo-op with the bible was “blasphemy.”
This isn’t a religious organization, it’s a political one masquerading as a Christian group.
Gonna have to urge Graham to not just say no, but to laugh at these people to boot.