Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Dear Franklin Graham, what do you have to say now about Donald Trump?

Editor's note - some may think the following isn't an LGBTQ-oriented issue, but with how Franklin Graham has railed against us over the years, I say it is. It underscores the basic hypocrisy of the religious right conservatives like Graham.

In case you haven't heard, Donald Trump was found liable  on Tuesday for sexual abuse and defamation afterwards of writer E. Jean Carroll and ordered to pay five million dollars:

In 2019, E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her in a New York City Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the 1990s. Trump vociferously denied the accusations and launched a series of attacks on Carroll, all leading to her suing him for defamation and a separate civil claim for the alleged rape. The ex-president’s deposition included several shocking moments, including one where Trump — who had been adamant that Carroll was “not my type” — mistook a photo of her for his second wife, Marla Maples.

It's simply the latest episode in the justifiable humiliation of Trump after his insane election as president, the wreckful abomination of his presidential administration, his two impeachments, his colossal COVID response failure, his false claim of being cheated on which led to the violent insurrection in DC on January 6, 2021, his indictment earlier this year of over 30 counts related to business fraud . . .

Did I leave anything out? If so, it's understandable. Recounting all of the evil this man has done is exhausting. But religious right conservatives considered Trump to be a wonderful president. They bragged about how he gave them more access and influence over White House policy than any other president.

And during his presidency, they bent over backwards to defend him. One wonders what they will do now that this mark in on his record, which is already filled with other red marks.  I noticed that one of his biggest defenders, Franklin Graham is conveniently quiet.  I doubt that's inadvertent, seeing how many times Franklin used the power of his name to cast Trump as comparative to the Second Coming of Jesus via his tweets:

What do you have to say now, Franklin Graham. What do you and your religious right friends who constantly go on and on about values and morality have to say about supporting Donald Trump,  a man who has now been found liable of sexual abuse?

We're all waiting.