Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham was recently dis-invited from participating in the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer program. The stated reason was his comments on Islam. Graham’s comments were that Islam is a “very evil and wicked religion”. I don’t wish to comment on Graham’s comments except to say that unlike his father, Billy, Franklin lacks a notoriety that his dad has. Making comments that bluntly disparage another religion will not get you on the short invite list to what is basically a civil not religious observation. For those who may disagree with that last statement allow me to remind you that the Pentagon is not a church, it is the military branch of the government as such, it cannot favor one religion over another.

Now, Franklin Graham feels that “Muslims are getting a pass” from the Obama administration. Furthermore, when asked by Newsmax TV whether there was “a pattern of hostility to traditional Christianity by the Obama administration”  He responded””I don’t know if it’s exactly from President Obama, but I’m certain that some of the men around him are very much opposed to what we stand for and what we believe.” Sounds like a good case of Sour Grapes ™ to me.

Whether or not you agree with Franklin Graham’s opinion, it was given at an inopportune time. Whereas Graham’s  father could give as full throated opinion as his son, he had the gift of tact, an important gift in situations such as this. There are times when it might be more judicious to hold the public criticisms down than to load up and blast away.Especially when you’ve met with the person who you are criticizing in private.

Alas, Franklin Graham will still have someplace to go on May 6th, he’s been invited to the Congressional National Day of Prayer services.

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