CNN: Franklin Graham Wants the Nation to Pray For Trump on Sunday, But Other Christians Call It Propaganda

Franklin Graham, son of the evangelist Billy Graham, has called for a national day of prayer for Donald Trump on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

“Franklin Graham got an idea: God had helped Donald Trump reach the White House, and now the President needed divine aid again.”

If Trump needs divine aid “again,” it stands to reason that he never had it in the first place.

“Like no President before him, Trump was under attack, Graham said. From Democrats, Republicans, the media, even powers and principalities beyond the human realm.”

Classic Evangelical Politics 101: Equate any and all opposition to your political agenda with “spiritual warfare.” This way, anyone who opposes your side will be dehumanized. It’s always easier to hate people and not listen to them when you think they’re possessed by demonic forces.

“Some have accused Graham of “weaponizing” prayer and turning it into a pro-Trump propaganda tool.”

At this point I think we are well beyond the “accusation” phase, don’t you?

“Asked how he would answer critics who say that Trump and his evangelical allies are actually a threat to the church, Graham declined to engage the question. ‘I wouldn’t even answer a person like that. I don’t think it’s valid at all.'”

More young people are converting away from Christianity today than ever before. Granted, there are many different cultural reasons for this that predate the current political climate. But do you seriously expect anyone to believe that endorsing Trump hasn’t been a contributing factor to this? You, the shepherds of Christ, are telling people we all just need to shut up and obey a known liar, fornicator, racist, and misogynist. I can’t speak for Jesus, but I’d be pretty pissed off about this if I were him.

“Some pastors told her that some of their church members threatened to walk out of their churches if they ever prayed for Obama on a Sunday morning, Margolis said. But they are happy to pray for Trump, and likely will this weekend.”

So the well-spoken black liberal might as well be Satan, while the trash-talking white nationalist is a saint. This would be funny, if it weren’t so depressing and gross.

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7 thoughts on “CNN: Franklin Graham Wants the Nation to Pray For Trump on Sunday, But Other Christians Call It Propaganda

  1. I believe in God but many years ago I saw the lies in, and gave up conventional religion. I pray daily; in those prayers I include the president and all leaders world wide. It doesn’t matter whether you like the man. He is in the office because God put him there. Praying for him is a good thing.

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    1. Your god is not my god, and conflating the American Presidency with the so-called “divine right of kings” is never a good idea when you’re addressing a follower of Set. He’s been sticking it to divinely appointed rulers like Osiris and Horus since the dawn of time—and Osiris and Horus are both infinitely more respectable than the man who is in the White House right now. So even if your deity IS personally responsible for Trump winning the office, that only means your deity is wrong in my eyes. Thank Set for the ability to question authority, and to subvert it whenever it’s misused! And instead of praying for Trump tomorrow, I will be praying AGAINST him on behalf of every decent person who is now suffering and living in fear under his policies. May every noble soul in America come together against this false messiah and dethrone him in 2020; may we elect a proper President who actually behaves presidentially; and may Trump’s name be cursed whenever it is remembered for all time. In Set’s name, so mote it be!

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      1. I respect your point of view, but don’t attack me for mine and don’t invite comments if you aren’t ready willing or able to accept a point of view that differs from your own.

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      2. At no point whatsoever did I “attack” you or even criticize you personally. All I did was reject your theological suggestion about Trump. If you can’t handle that, sorry; but I’m not the one going to other people’s websites, writing things they will CLEARLY disagree with in the comments, then complaining about it when the site owners write critical responses back to me. I do in fact allow people to say things I disagree with here (which should be obvious, given that I didn’t just delete your comment); but if you expect me to be silent when you say something you KNOW I’m going to disagree with right here on my own website, you can forget it.

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