Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has slammed the sit-in by House Democrats on Wednesday night protesting against the lack of movement on gun-control bills, asking why politicians are not taking such measures to ban alcohol and vehicle-related deaths.
CNN reported that the sit-in continued on Thursday with no signs of letting up, with close to 20 Democrats, including House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, insisting that they will continue protesting until their Republican colleagues vote on gun-control measures.
"I am tired, I am cold, and I am hungry. Let me remind everyone watching how privileged I am to be tired, cold, and hungry," Florida Rep. Ted Deutch said during the sit-in. "These are feelings that I am privileged to have because so many will never feel that again," he added, referring to victims of gun violence. more >>
We as Christians should be thankful God made us in our own unique ways, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, a renowned evangelical pastor, wrote in a recent blog post for the Kansas City Star that God has made all of his children for a reason and a purpose.
"God knew what he was doing, and he made you exactly the way he wanted you to be," Graham writes, adding that he made all of his children uniquely: "[…] no one else in the world is exactly like you." more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham blasted the Obama administration for editing out references to Islam from the transcript of the Orlando shooter's 911 calls before he killed 49 people and injured 53 others in a gay nightclub. Graham praised House Speaker Paul Ryan for insisting on the full transcript, which reveals the attacker's religious motivation.
"Did they think the American people were idiots? Did Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Obama administration really think they could get by with scrubbing the transcripts of the Orlando shooter's 911 calls to remove references to Islam?" Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
Graham quoted Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, as saying: "Selectively editing this transcript is preposterous. We know the shooter was a radical Islamist extremist inspired by ISIS. We also know he intentionally targeted the LGBT community. The administration should release the full, unredacted transcript so the public is clear-eyed about who did this and why." more >>
Editor's Note: After reaching out for comment on Tuesday, representatives of Franklin Graham informed The Christian Post Wednesday that E.W. Jackson misinterpreted Graham's comments at Tuesday's meeting between Donald Trump and evangelical leaders. A transcript of the event shows that Graham made no mention of Trump or Hillary Clinton and in no way said that Trump was a better option than Clinton. An update regarding Graham's prayer at the meeting between Trump and evangelicals can be read here.
Evangelist Franklin Graham asserted Tuesday that Donald Trump is a better option for America than Hillary Clinton, and pointed out that even godly biblical leaders like Moses and King David had huge flaws, attendees present at the closed-door meeting between Trump and over 900 evangelical leaders told The Christian Post.
Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, gave an opening prayer and remark to over 900 pastors and political leaders gathered in New York for a "conversation" with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that was convened by United in Purpose and Ben Carson's nonpartisan organization My Faith Votes. more >>
Christians should make every effort to stay in touch with their estranged relatives and teach their children the value of family, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
"We can't control what our children do when they become adults (nor should we), but we can encourage them to value the family that God has given them," Graham advises in a column published by the Kansas City Star.
Graham uses the example of a family seeking to hold a reunion only to find that none of the children want to attend. While this can be hurtful and confusing for parents, Graham encourages them not to lose faith in their possible relationship with their children. more >>
The best way for someone to first begin reading the Bible is to start with one of the Gospels of the New Testament, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent post for the Kansas City Star that while some beginner Bible readers may think it's best to start reading the Holy Book from the beginning, he personally believes it is actually best to start "three-fourths of the way through […] with one of the Gospels from the New Testament."
The reason for this advice, Graham explains, is "because Jesus is the center of the Bible's message. The Old Testament points forward to him, and the whole of the New Testament is focused on him." more >>