It's about time that someone not allow Franklin Graham to get away with the "praise the Lord and vote Republican" fakery he has been pulling in California. And the fact that it happened on Fox News - Donald Trump's propaganda arm - is a miracle in itself.
From Raw Story
Evangelist Franklin Graham thinks it is “sad” that Democrats and Republicans cannot be friends in today’s political climate. But Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt isn’t convinced that Graham is all that concerned with bipartisanship.
“That is a pretty remarkable contradiction,” Stirewalt said during a Thursday appearance on the network. “You have a guy that goes and out complains about how divided the country is politically, and then follows that up with don’t vote Democrat, whatever you do.” “It is so telling, so indicative of how bad — really — our politics have become. This is something that most Christian leaders would never have done even a decade ago.”
Franklin wouldn't allow Stirewalt's comment to go unanswered.
He earlier said that he is not telling people to vote for or against a party per se, but against being progressive, an idea he claims is the same as being "godless." Of course seeing what political positions both the Democrat and Republican parties choose to define themselves with, people can safely assume that Graham was speaking in a "wink, wink" type of coding.
Still, he wrote the following statement on Twitter in response to Stirewalt's comment:
.@FoxNews @ChrisStirewalt got it wrong. He needs to check his story. I didn’t say “Don’t vote Democratic no matter what you do.”That’s absolutely not true. However I am telling people to vote for candidates who stand for biblical values & God’s laws—no matter which party they are— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 31, 2018
It's fascinating that Graham is suddenly this tone, seeing that he is a proud and outspoken supporter of Donald Trump even to the point of claiming that God put him in the White House and excusing his breeches in moral behavior. or less-than-Christian verbal attacks on foreign countries.
I guess when it comes to Trump, Graham sees his own Christian faith as it it were a light switch - easy to switch on and off.