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Franklin Graham Responds to Criticism of Christians Who Back Trump

Franklin Graham Responds to Criticism of Christians Who Back Trump

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October 17, 2016
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On Friday, Pastor Franklin Graham responded to the criticism of his fellow evangelical leaders who continue to stand by Donald Trump despite the business mogul's morally objectionable behavior, particularly the lewd sexual comments captured in the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape.

Graham—who does not officially endorse political candidates in part because of the tax exempt status of his religious organization—pushed back against the idea that his evangelical peers were giving Trump "a pass" on his sexually aggressive and derogatory behavior. Trump, said Graham, "has taken full responsibility" for his 2005 comments, but his immoral behavior is not what is important anyhow. What matters, stressed the massively influential pastor, is the Supreme Court. 

Graham commented on the election on multiple platforms last week, addressing the issue of the Supreme Court in a prayer rally in North Carolina on Thursday and then in a Facebook post the next day. At the 50th Decision America Tour prayer rally in Raleigh, he told a crowd of over 10,000 that despite the difficult choices presented to Christian voters this election, it was their duty to vote for the candidate who would appoint the best justices. 

"Hold your nose and go vote," he told the large audience. "You have to decide which one of the two (presidential candidates) that you would trust to appoint justices that are going to protect our religious freedom as Christians. ... Vote where you can for people that are going to support Biblical principles."

Graham posted a statement on Facebook the next day defending evangelical leaders who still support the Republican nominee: 

 lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass. I’m certainly not, and I’ve not met an evangelical yet who condones his language or inexcusable behavior from over a decade ago. However, he has apologized to his wife, his family, and to the American people for this. He has taken full responsibility. This election isn’t about Donald Trump’s behavior from 11 years ago or Hillary Clinton’s recent missing emails, lies, and false statements. This election is about the Supreme Court and the justices that the next president will nominate. Evangelicals are going to have to decide which candidate they trust to nominate men and women to the court who will defend the constitution and support religious freedoms. My prayer is that Christians will not be deceived by the liberal media about what is at stake for future generations.

Though it's clear that Graham is unofficially endorsing Trump, he has repeatedly stressed to his audiences that no political candidate can restore the United States. God alone, says Graham, can do that. 

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Off this topic but relevant to the election.

Benghazi, the real story from R. P. McKinley

This info is from the Wikileaks e mail release that is summarized in simplistic terms.

> > > So here's the REAL story. 

   Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi post haste in order to retrieve US made Stinger missiles supplied to Ansar al Sharia without Congressional oversight or permission. Hillary brokered the deal through Stevens and a private arms dealer named Marc Turi. Then some of the shoulder fired missiles ended up in Afghanistan used against our own military. It was July 25th, 2012 when a Chinook helicopter was taken down by one of our own Stingers, but the idiot Taliban didn't arm the missile and the Chinook didn't explode, but had to land anyway. An ordnance team recovered the serial number off the missile which led back to a cache of Stingers being kept in Qatar by the CIA. Obama and Hillary were now in full panic mode and Stevens was sent in to retrieve the rest of the Stingers. This was a "do-or-die" mission, which explains the stand down orders given to multiple commando teams. 

   It was the State Dept, not the CIA that supplied them to our sworn enemies, because Petraeus wouldn't supply these deadly weapons due to their potential use on commercial aircraft. Then, Obama threw Gen. Petraeus under the bus after he refused to testify that he OK'd the BS talking points about a spontaneous uprising due to a Youtube video. 

   Obama and Hillary committed treason... and THIS is what the investigation is all about, why she had a private server, (in order to delete the digital evidence), and why Obama, two weeks after the attack, told the UN that the attack was because of a Youtube video, even though everyone knew it was not.

   Further... the Taliban knew that this administration aided and abetted the enemy without Congressional approval when Boehner created the Select Cmte, and the Taliban began pushing the Obama Administration for the release of 5 Taliban Generals. Bowe Bergdahl was just a pawn... everyone KNEW he was a traitor. 

   So we have a traitor as POTUS that is not only corrupt, but compromised...and a woman that is a serial liar, perjured herself multiple times at the Hearing whom is running for POTUS. Only the Dems, with their hands out, palms up, will support her. Perhaps this is why no military aircraft was called in...because the administration knew our enemies had Stingers.

   Copied and pasted... and pasted again and again and again until everyone reads this truth.... share!

Some of my friends, at various times, have asked me how I could possibly vote for Trump, with his lewd, embarrassing talk about women, and the possibility (unproven) that he had assaulted some 8 women in the past.   When I respond to that question, I first ask them how they can vote for a person who has engaged in many crimes, including treason, all of her adult life, and would be the most criminal President in history.  But then I take the time to explain to them that this election is really about the future of America and the future of our offspring:

To be accurate, this election is really not about Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump.  And neither is it about Republican vs. Democrat.  Our futures will be determined by the person we elect as our President.  And both Clinton and Trump have strikingly different ideas about our future.  So, then, every voter must be able to envision what their future, and that of those they love,under the proposals that are presented by each candidate, and the likelihood that they will actually deliver on their promises.

Do you want to enter the New World Order via Agenda 21 and Agenda 30 (with a planned 90% - 95% reduction in world population) as Obama has implemented during his two terms?  Do you want the UN to govern the U.S,  and international courts determining the guilt or innocence of criminals?  Do you want our military under the command and direction of the UN?  Is it OK with you that if the TPP is accepted by the U.S., all borders will be open to the entire western hemisphere, which could result in an additional population of 600 million people, making all jobs hyper-competitive?  Are you OK with higher taxes that are needed for increased numbers of the 50 million people who are unable to sustain their lives without government assistance?  Do you want mandatory use of Common Core in our schools?  Are you satisfied with the current neglect of medical care that is provided by the VA?  Are you OK with increased costs of energy, due to the government restrictions on fossil fuels and more expensive fuel sources such as wind and solar?  Are you OK with partial birth abortion where a child in their 9th month in the mother's womb can be ripped apart at the request of its mother?  Do you want activist judges appointed to the Supreme Court who view the Constitution as ever-changing in accordance with "the times.?"  Do you want total abrogation of our original Constitution (which is already well underway)?  If so, you are also OK with gun control and confiscation of guns throughout the US.  And are you OK with FEMA camps being used to imprison people who dissent with the government?   If these are elements that you believe helpful to your future and that of your offspring, then you should vote for Hillary Clinton, because she is a Globalist and will implement the policies of the Globalists and donors that she is beholden to.

Alternatively, do you want to retain our borders with Mexico and Canada, retaining the right to accept or deny immigrants on the basis of what is in the best interest of our country?  Do you want the building of a wall in order to maintain control over who does and does not come to America and to use e-verify to prevent people who have illegally entered the U.S. from taking jobs away from Americans?  Do you want free trade to be negotiated in a manner that is a win for the U.S.?  Do you want better tax laws that will grow the middle class?  Do you want better and more responsive care for our veterans?  Do you want school choice for the children of the U.S.?  Do you want to scrap all education curriculums that are based on Common Core?  Do you want the U.S. military to be increased in quality and quantity, so that we can achieve a goal of peace through strength and stay out of the affairs of other countries unless the U.S. is directly threatened?  Do you want appointments to the Supreme Court to be limited to conservative judges who make their decisions based on our Constitution as put forth by our founders?  Do you want more protection for the unborn, including abortions funded by private resources rather than taxpayers?  Do you want Obamacare to be repealed and replaced with policies provided by insurance companies that are nationally competitive with other insurance companies?  Are you in favor of all types of energy, including gasoline, oil, and coal (which will open up thousands of jobs)?  Are you in favor ot deregulation of the rigid laws that have handicapped U.S. businesses in favor of foreign countries, and would facilitate those companies returning to U.S. soil?  . Are you in favor of returning to all citizens the freedoms that were provided to us by our Constitution?   Do you want a President who respects policemen and will enforce the Constitutional laws that are now on the books.  If these are elements that you believe will be helpful to your future and that of your offspring, then you should vote for Donald Trump, because he is beholden only to "We the People" and the Constitution, and has promised us that he will clean up the corruption in our government. and will push Congress to enact new laws or to nullify laws that interfere with the teachings of our Constitution.

The election fraud will be massive. There is not time, and no way, to directly counter that fraud. The polling propaganda and the so-called "media" will continue to support Clinton and attack Trump all the way up to November 8, and there is no telling WHO they will hire to say WHAT about Trump in the remaining days.

So...  it's all up to you. ( I proudly affirm that I have voted early for Donald Trump.)  Everyone to whom I have put these questions is now a Trump supporter. 

I am going to make an assumption here that you won't mind if I spread this around?  No attribution unless you prefer.

No, I don't mind at all.  Hopefully other people will present the real choice when their friends start hurling their insults because Trump has so many shortcomings.  I do appreciate the compliment, and I do not want any attribution. Thanks again!

Linda, I posted your comment on facebook as a post on Patriots for America by Linda LaPorta........

Well  thank you very much!  I appreciate the compliment. ;)

Excellent explanations!  Thanks for sharing Linda!

Linda.... Outstanding, Simply Outstanding. You have outlined both positions superbly. I'd like to get this in the hands of every conservative radio talk show host. Well done Linda.

Wow!  Thanks so much - that's really very nice of you to say that.  I wish more people would take the time to explain the election rather than argue with each other on why they don't like whoever you're voting for. ;)

As a Christian, and a pastor, I would first say that the United States of America has fallen under the judgment and wrath of God (See Romans 1).  However; I know from the pages of Scripture that our God is quick to relent and show mercy, if His people, who are called by His name, will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways and see His face.  Thus, whoever holds the office of POTUS, does not determine whether or not this judgment/wrath continues.  God's people have more to do with that determination, and their willingness to repent.  However; I believe it very well could be a possibility that whom God's people vote for is somewhat of a barometer of their willingness to repent and turn to the Lord.  I honestly cannot see or begin to understand how a professing Christian could ever vote for Hillary Clinton.  And while I am not pleased with Trump's comments or his behaviors, I de believe that he holds much truer to our Constitution and Constitutional principles... he's not perfect, but he's not the socialist/communist that Hillary is either.  Thus I'll vote for the man and pray for the man.  But to be completely honest, I'm also trying to decide what I'll be doing if Hillary wins, because if she gets the electoral votes... we had best be ready, because our nation cannot endure four more years of that nightmare.

A Physician/Highly knowledgable Scientist just became Whistleblower on NWO, globalists, Agenda 21, Agenda 30 and their disgusting roll out and objectives, and the information being withheld from citizens of the world!

He is VERY specific that if Trump doesn't get elected in November, it will be the total end of the world as we know it, not only America!

Found this MIND BOGGLING!  Long video but could not turn away from it....Explains the depth of Clinton's lies and EVIL.

He interweaves Clinton's lies and plans with how globalists plan to carry out their plans for domination and destruction, including total integration of civilizations world wide to create multiculturalism and destroy nationalism and patriotism, and even using animal mixed reproductions and developing babies with 3 to 40 DNA and ultimately asexual level of low level "cast" humans like worker bees, with elitists ruling world, having depopulated it !

Satanism...   Most indepth information I have ever read!    Russia is in opposition to NWO and does not seek war.  They are working with other NON NWO countries in opposition to it.   Much more info about that at 

Global warming is not human caused or impacted!  Caused by significant atmospheric changes.     

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE.    Clinton thinks if Dems keep saying she is winning, people won't go out to vote for Trump as "everyone wants to vote for a winner".  

He confirms WikiLeaks and other released data are true, and it will get uglier.    He believes people need to know and that nobody can play God like Clinton!!!!       Whistleblower has instance and long memory, retains everything, and PHD in MANY nuclear degrees, etc......   Will be eye opener....

OK - just listened to this entire audio.......this is William "Bill" can find a number of posts containing claims against this a little searching on the web, you will find it.....everyone is going to have to come to their own conclusions....part of me says no way (but is that because I don't WANT to believe it?).....part of me wonders will also find a number of corroborating sources, particularly about the UN's Agenda 2030.  Whatever the case, if you get beyond your initial reaction of "no way," it WILL make you think, that's for sure.  I will say this - I have a friend who is a Mason and he advocates for many of the Agenda 2030 principles.  He is also a Bernie supporter.



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