“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison,” – Nelson Mandela, proof that the final form of love is forgiveness.
It is rare that one soul can impact all of ours – and make us more patient, more powerful and more human. Mandela was such a soul. And he will never leave us.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
“I think you have to ask President Obama,” Graham said when asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” whether the president is a Christian. “He has said he’s a Christian, so I just have to assume that he is.” --Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham isn't worthy to clean Mr. Obama's shoes.
"Graham said there was “no question” that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a man of faith, he doesn’t know whether the president is a Christian.
The reverend also declined to say whether he thought Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith qualified him as a Christian. “He’s a Mormon,” he said. “Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism as part of the Christian faith.”
Franklin Graham is a political hack with a meaningless "Reverend" stuck onto his name. He is a mockery of all things that Christians supposedly hold dear.
Franklin Graham on thrice married and serial adulterer Newt Gingrich:
Regarding GOP candidate Newt Gingrich, he commented, "I think Newt is a Christian."
Because nothing says "Christian Values" like a man who shagged a series of women while married. This is true Christianity in Grahma's eyes, but he's not sure of President Obama, who has a flawless marital record and has been true to his faith?
Furthermore, Franklin Graham is an ignorant jackass where the Constitution is concerned:
"The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
But what should we expect from the spawn of an anti-semite?
Franklin Graham, an embarrassment to people who believe, but what we nonbelievers already understand about religious political hacks and hypocrites.
From Talking Points Memo:
"I cannot categorically say that there is much evidence of Jesus' teachings in Franklin Graham's life. However, I CAN say categorically that Graham has done pretty well for himself out of purporting to be a Christian.
According to the IRS Form 990 for his Samaritan's Purse, Rev. Graham took in $409,851 in W2 income and $151,166 in other compensation.
But that's for a 40-hour week. (In comparison, even though he may or may not be a Moslem, the president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment, and we ALL know that Franklin Graham and the banksters contribute a lot more to the world's welfare than does the President of the United States.)
Franklin Graham got another $11K from the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, also for a 40-hour week.
(His dad got only $101,849 in W2 income and $125,071 in other compensation from his association, although WF Graham IV got $100K.)"
"This man is the furthest thing from Christianity in Christian clothes I have seen. What a slime. Of course, Kenyans feel an affinity for the President, just like the Irish in Ireland felt an affinity for JFK. He favors Islamists in the Middle East. The reality is that the Arab world is predominantly of the Islam faith. There wouldn't be any Christians there had it not been for missionaries like those in Graham's church who were bound and determined to convert those they feel are heathens. It is disgtusting and he is a good example of why religion should stay in the home and in church and stay the hell out of the public square."
"The only actual claim that Franklin Graham makes is wrong. Barack Obama Sr was raised as a Muslim but had become an atheist by the time he met Ann Dunham. In any event he had abandoned his child by the time his son was two so he had no effect on his religious upbringing. The rest of Graham's assertions are innuendos couched that with language admitting he doesn't have any evidence. So why say it, Franklin, except to rile up the gullible?"
From the NYTimes comments, 2/22/12:
"If Franklin Graham and his sister were transplanted back during the days of the Spanish Inquisition does anyone doubt they would have not only participated, but fueled the fire? What hateful and divisive people.
Rick Santorum and the Graham fanatics make me embarrassed to be an American; It makes me wonder how we could set any example in the world when we have such militant religious crusaders doing the very same thing that motivates other fanatics to commit heinous acts of terror around the world in the "name of God".
If we can't stomp out such fanaticism in our own electoral process, how are we going to have the ability, and the credibility, to do it anywhere else in the world?"
The idiot, Franklin Graham, believed Donald Trump would make a great GOP presidential candidate:
"WASHINGTON — The Rev. Franklin Graham, whose father advised several U.S. presidents, says in an interview to be broadcast Sunday that he may back Donald Trump for president if the real estate tycoon decides to make a bid for the White House in 2012.
Graham also told ABC television that he doubted former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would join the field of candidates aiming to unseat President Barack Obama.
Asked whether Trump might be his preferred candidate, Graham told ABC's "This Week" program: "Sure, yes."
"When I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, 'Well, this has got to be a joke,'" ABC quoted Graham as saying. "But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy's right."
Read more on Newsmax.com: Franklin Graham: Trump May Be My Candidate "
Do we need any more proof of Franklin Graham's gross stupidity?