Franklin Graham should be removed from Donald Trump’s inauguration line up, the US’ largest Muslim civil rights group said on Thursday.
The outspoken conservative pastor and son of evangelist Billy Graham is due to pray at the ceremony next week in Washington.
But the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the president-elect to drop Franklin, who they described as a “notorious Islamophobe”, in order to unite the country.
“If President-elect Trump truly seeks to unite our nation as he promised in his acceptance speech, he will limit the list of those offering prayers at the inauguration to religious leaders who work to bring us together, not to create divisions between faiths,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
“Rev Graham’s ill-informed and extremist views are incompatible with the Constitution and with American values of religious liberty and inclusion.”
A statement from CAIR pointed to comments from Graham in which he called Islam a “very evil and wicked religion”. (Click to Article)
Ephesians 6:11-12 –Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
Christians worldwide are suffering persecution as we see in headlines every week, but as a WND article points out, government sanctioned Christian persecution is occurring right here in America as well, which is why many believe we are seeing an increase of “Unprecedented Demonic Outpouring” in the United States.
In that article Karl Payne, pastor of leadership development at Antioch Bible Church and the former chaplain of the Seattle Seahawks. highlights the double standard being shown in America’s media and court systems, where free speech is considered “intolerant” if it is religious, conservative and offends others, yet legislators and courts go “deaf, dumb and mute,” if the offense is against conservative religious or political views.
Payne is pessimistic about the future of the United States as demonic and occult practices become more common, especially as they are conducted with the sanction of governments. (Click to Article)
2 Timothy 3:12: “All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
Christians in America who preach and teach the unadulterated and undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ will be persecuted, prosecuted and ultimately killed for their activities, and it will happen within the borders of America.
I suspect most people, including the majority of Christians living in America, will call this claim absurd and ridiculous, and mock anyone making it as a fear-mongering conspiracy kook. Anyone believing such nonsense will also be openly demeaned and subjected to derision, held in contempt by even those within their own families and churches. (Click to Article)