Evangelist Franklin Graham resigned from the Republican Party and declared himself an independent voter Monday over the "wasteful" GOP-led $1.8 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week.
Graham, who is the eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, as well as president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, also called on Christians to run for office wherever they can make an impact to "change this wicked system."
Graham slammed both Republicans and Democrats for passing the "wasteful spending bill" which provides funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham praised audience members who defied school administrators by reciting a Bible passage that was barred from a Kentucky elementary school's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" during the middle of the production.
After Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thomas Salyer ruled earlier this month that W.R. Castle Elementary School's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was not allowed to include Linus' recital of Luke 2:8-14 — arguably the climax of the play — in order to maintain separation of church and state, many audience members at last Thursday night's performance joined together to recite the passage aloud at the point of the play where the scripture recital had been omitted.
"When Peanuts' creator Charles [Shulz] originally wrote the Christmas special 50 years ago and included Linus's recitation of the birth of Jesus directly from the Gospel of Luke, producers tried to drop Jesus then," Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, explained in a Facebook post Sunday night. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized the recently suspended Wheaton College professor who decided to wear a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and who suggested Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she's going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong — she obviously doesn't know her Bible and she doesn't know Islam," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins was suspended earlier this week following a much-debated post on her Facebook page where she said that she would be wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims as a sign of fellowship. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has said that he is "sick" of hearing about Islam, and warned that neither Republicans nor Democrats can properly safeguard the United States.
"Are you sick of hearing about Islam? I am too — but it is a very real threat to the world and to our security here at home. Many are asking — Who can save us? Well tonight in the last GOP debate of the year, the Republicans will tell you they can. And the Democrats will argue that they can," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
"But the Bible says that there is only one — Almighty God. 'The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold' (Psalm 18:2)," he added. more >>
As the 2016 presidential primary elections are fast approaching, leading evangelist Franklin Graham is calling on Christians to vote in accordance with their biblical values as he launches a national prayer tour designed to get Christians more involved in the civil process.
On the day before Tuesday's CNN Republican presidential debate, Graham, who is the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, argued in a post on his Facebook page that the 2016 election may be the most crucial election in U.S. history.
"I'm not endorsing any specific candidates in next year's election, but I am strongly endorsing prayer — and I'm strongly urging Christians to get out and vote. We need to elect candidates at all levels that most closely support biblical values and principles," Graham wrote. "This may be the most important election in our nation's history. America is headed in the wrong direction and only God can turn it around. That's why I'm going to all 50 states in 2016, from capital to capital, to hold prayer rallies for our country." more >>
Pride. It's an emotion that often comes with negative connotations as one of the seven deadly sins, and has an inextricable link to the saying, "pride goes before destruction."
While that Bible proverb remains true, the Rev. Billy Graham wants to remind you that all pride isn't bad. In a response to a reader submitted question on Daily News Tuesday, the evangelist helps believers to maintain a clear distinction between the good and bad sides of pride.
You may wonder: What's wrong with being proud of a child's good report card, or of a decluttered garage, a freshly mowed lawn, or a newly painted canvas? more >>