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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:45 PM Dec 2013

Franklin Graham Chides Christians For Not Fighting Beside Phil Robertson In ‘Religious War’

In a statement issued on Monday, Franklin Graham — son of legendary televangelist Billy Graham and CEO of his Evangelical Association — complained about Christians who were unwilling to fight beside Phil Robertson in the “religious war against Christians and the biblical truths [they] stand for.”

“I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview,” Graham wrote. “As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently ‘ducked’ out on the issue (sin).”

He chastised those churches that “have fallen into the trap of being politically correct, under the disguise of tolerance.”

“God is not ‘politically correct,’” he wrote, “and He is certainly not tolerant of sin.”

He continued by noting that “[t]he Bible tells us that He is going to judge all sin one day; and anyone who is not found under the blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, will face an eternity in hell separated from God.”

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NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
1. Hey Coke Monkey, you really wanna hitch your wagon
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:50 PM
Dec 2013

to that American Taliban redneck who advocates marrying teenage girls?

Rock on, hypochristians!

shenmue

(38,513 posts)
3. Attention Franklin
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:52 PM
Dec 2013

Not all Christians are anti-gay, pro-segregation or pro-marrying jailbait. And I don't think Jesus was, either.

 

think

(11,641 posts)
4. In other news: Franklin Graham: The pope is 'not the judge'
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:04 PM
Dec 2013
Franklin Graham: The pope is 'not the judge'

By AUSTIN WRIGHT |
12/29/13 11:10 AM EST


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.”
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Full article:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/12/franklin-graham-the-pope-is-not-the-judge-180307.html

gwheezie

(3,580 posts)
7. Most of the christians I know don't agree with Uncle Phil
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:21 PM
Dec 2013

Who are these people? Honestly, I hear them on talk radio and about them on the internet but I haven't met one in real life but then again I tend to avoid radical loons.

dimbear

(6,271 posts)
8. Excuse me for saying something serious, but one of the key points of the gospels is that
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:43 PM
Dec 2013

whatever is reported as being something Jesus said was carefully, carefully put together. In a sense He was walking on eggshells in the stories, trying hard not to get killed right away. He didn't barge in like some troglodyte.

That's the point
of a lot of it. A little finesse.

I don't suppose Franklin is much familiar with the actual Bible.



nolabear

(42,073 posts)
12. I'm glad. Their opinions need to be out there for all to see.
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:05 PM
Dec 2013

Fundamentalists of all religions are dangerous. Let us not be lulled.

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
13. Franklin Graham ain't his father, never will be, his father is a true christian, Franklin
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:05 PM
Dec 2013

just wants to keep the money going.

indepat

(20,899 posts)
14. So Billy Graham's son wants Christians to stand by a misogynist-, homophobic-, racist-ranting
Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:22 PM
Dec 2013

man of God who has a funny take on Christian principles. Now ain't Franklin's brand of Christianity freakin' special or is it just pure de blasphemy?

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