Franklin Graham Responds to Trump’s Racist Tweet

At least not directly:

At least Graham gets credit for staying on message. As long as Trump keeps delivering on this front, the court evangelicals will look the other way on just about everything else.

5 thoughts on “Franklin Graham Responds to Trump’s Racist Tweet

  1. Jeff,

    No quarrel from me on your desire to see more compassion and empathy. I cannot comment on your cousin. For many Christians, however, compassion and adherence to the rule of law are not mutually exclusive.

    James

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  2. Alex,

    Good question.

    You have to look at the answer within Jesus’ world. There were no emerging church advocates, secular humanists, theosophists, animists, Zoroastrians, Satanists, Muslims, Hindus, and totem pole worshipers confronting him or challenging the orthodox Jewish monotheism of his day.

    As far as religious liberals, there were certain Sadducee less-than-orthodox positions in their stable of theological beliefs. At the same time, it would not be fair or accurate at liken them to the liberalism in today’s professing universal church. Basel cell carcinoma is not melanoma.

    James

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  3. I may get some of what irks John. I am frustrated with much of what is said and done by my fellow Christians. I don’t think it wrong to believe that the gospel should make certain attitudes come about in believers.
    I get angry at meanness. I get upset when there is a lack of empathy. I appreciate humility more than blustering.
    I have a female relative who I had always admired. A loving compassionate person. She is in her sixties. With the advent of Trump I started hearing things I never expected. She became a die hard Trumper. The other night on tv the coverage was the congressional testimony from the woman whose daughter died shortly after getting out of detention under the border patrol. My relative kept commenting that it was all the mother’s fault. Never a word of sorrow for the poor baby. That bothered me.
    I have a standard which I think is pretty biblical for Christians. And it’s possible for people of other faiths to have compassion and empathy too. But I think it’s understandable for a Christian to be outraged when Christians don’t behave as they believe Christians should and can if they choose.
    I may be putting my own feelings out here. John may explain it himself if he wants.

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  4. James,
    Legitimately curious, did Jesus seem more critical of religious liberals, emerging church advocates, secular humanists, theosophists, animists, Zoroastrians, Satanists, Muslims, Hindus, and totem pole worshipers to you, or did He seem more critical of conservative religious leaders?

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  5. John,

    I find it curious that a significant percentage of your postings attack fellow Christians who are theologically conservative. You might also be critical of certain religious liberals, emerging church advocates, secular humanists, theosophists, animists, Zoroastrians, Satanists, Muslims, Hindus, totem pole worshippers, and others. If so, however, it is clearly not as evident as is your animus toward fellow believers. That was the theme of your most recent book, and it also seems to be a veritable obsession in your daily thought. Did you always feel a veiled rancor toward other evangelicals or is it a result of Donald Trump’s election? Were you also as critical of the handful of evangelicals who supported Hillary or Obama?

    James

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