From Yahoo!News via Atlas Shrugs:
WASHINGTON – Christian evangelist Franklin Graham says the Army has withdrawn an invitation for him to appear at a special Pentagon prayer service.
In a statement Thursday, Graham said he regrets the Army’s decision and will continue to pray for the troops.
Graham, the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as evil. More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins.
So a Christian evangelist who has done more for the poor and tragic in this world than all Muslims combined is now silenced because he finds the actions of Muslims as offensive, even while praying for their souls? What alternate universe do we now live in?
How is it wrong for an American Christian to call out Muslims on their treatment of women, their violent teachings and more?
Before the Pentagon decided to dis-invite Graham, Atlas Shrugs makes a great point in comparing the present-day killing of Jews and Christians, in the name of Islam, to the love spread by Franklin Graham. No comparison.
Hate sponsor CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said, “Franklin Graham’s appearance [at the Pentagon] has the potential to harm unit cohesion and morale through the promotion of distorted, intolerant and divisive views within military ranks.” Is Awad threatening us with another Major Hasan Fort Hood jihad massacre? There is an implied threat.
The jihadist infiltrators are feeling emboldened. You ain’t seen nuthin yet, brothers and sisters. The forces of darkness are pressuring the already compromised Pentagon to cancel Franklin Graham. I hope Graham brings recent pictures of all the Christians and Jews murdered at the hands of jihad in Nigeria, Indonesia, Somalia, Lebanon, Israel, Iran, etc., about which CAIR has been diabolically silent.
It’s OK for hateful and jihadist imams like Johari Abdul-Malik of the 911 terror mosque Dar al-Hijrah to give the opening prayer to the oldest elected state legislature at the state capital in Virginia, and it’s OK that Obama’s inauguration prayer was given by the president of a terror linked organization … but Franklin Graham is the problem?
Franklin Graham is the solution. I pray he doesn’t submit to Islamic thuggery and supremacism and retract, or that the mighty Pentagon doesn’t quiver, cower, cry and cave to CAIR.
Franklin didn’t cower, but the Pentagon did, unfortunately.
My, have things changed. I was honored to have Rev. Franklin Graham speak at my Governor’s Prayer Breakfasts. His good work in Alaska’s Native villages and his charitable efforts all over the world stem from his servant’s heart. In my years of knowing him, I’ve never found his tempered and biblically-based comments to be offensive – in fact his words have been encouraging and full of real hope.
It’s truly a sad day when such a fine patriotic man, whose son is serving on his fourth deployment in Afghanistan to protect our freedom of speech and religion, is dis-invited from speaking at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service. His comments in 2001 were aimed at those who are so radical that they would kill innocent people and subjugate women in the name of religion.
Are we really so hyper-politically correct that we can’t abide a Christian minister who expresses his views on matters of faith? What a shame. Yes, things have changed.
– Sarah Palin
There are many in our midst who are of the darkness. They deceive, and are being deceived. Our only weapon against them is light, and truth which cannot be destroyed by darkness. ………… Do not lose heart, truth shall overcome in the end.
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