Quantcast
Connect with us

Conservative pens a harsh denunciation of Franklin Graham for abandoning his own integrity

Published

on

Conservative commentator David French laid waste to evangelical scion Franklin Graham for hypocritically turning the other cheek for Donald Trump while criticizing gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

In a National Review column, French noted that during Bill Clinton’s Zippergate scandal, Graham mused that if the then-president would “lie to or mislead his wife and daughter, those with whom he is most intimate, what will prevent him from doing the same to the American public?”

“Graham was right: Clinton, it turned out, wouldn’t just lie to mislead his family,” the columnist wrote. “He’d lie to influence courts, Congress, and the American people.”

Two decades later, however, the evangelical figurehead had changed his tune when it came to Trump and his alleged adult film mistress Stormy Daniels.

“He actively repudiated his condemnations of Clinton, calling the Republican pursuit of the then-president ‘a great mistake that should never have happened,’ and argued that ‘this thing with Stormy Daniels and so forth is nobody’s business,'” French wrote.

ADVERTISEMENT

When it comes to Buttigieg, however, Graham seems to be going back to his old ways.

“Now that the Democratic primary is gaining steam and a gay candidate is surging forward, Graham has rediscovered his moral voice,” French wrote. He noted that the evangelical recently tweeted that Buttigieg could not be a gay Christian because his reading of the Bible “defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“Yes, marriage is the union between a man and a woman, but Trump married a woman, then married his mistress, then married a third woman, then had an affair with a porn star while that third wife was pregnant with his child,” French wrote. “Yet Graham says, ‘God put him’ in the presidency and we need to ‘get behind him and support him.'”

The columnist then outlined what he considers the one proper evangelical political position: “We should pray for presidents, critique them when they’re wrong, praise them when they’re right, and never, ever impose partisan double standards. We can’t ever forget the importance of character, the necessity of our own integrity, and the power of the prophetic witness.”

“In other words,” he added, “Evangelicals can never take a purely transactional approach to politics.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Read the entire column via the National Review.


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].

Send confidential news tips to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report

Published

on

Federal prosecutors decided to close the investigation into the 2016 criminal hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that benefitted the Trump campaign because, in part, of the policy that prevents the indictment of a sitting president, according to a new report from USA Today citing an anonymous source.

Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the violation of campaign finance law. He said that he carried out the effort in coordination with and at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump in order to increase his chances of victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump’s Pentagon spokeswoman forced staff to run errands — and even help her adopt a foster child: report

Published

on

On Thursday, the Department of Defense Inspector General released a scathing report on ex-Pentagon spokesperson Dana White, the result of an investigation that began last year following ethics complaints from her staff.

The IG concluded that White used federal staffers to help her run personal errands both during and outside of work hours. Officials were forced to book her personal travel, deliver lunch and snacks to her office, act as her chauffeur, handle her dry cleaning, and book a makeup artist to come to her house.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Things are not looking good for Republican Senator Susan Collins’ reelection

Published

on

Things are not looking good for Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who is up for reelection in 2020.

Collins has made a series of votes that are far more conservative than the people in her home state. Collins is one of very few Republicans willing to say that she is pro-choice. Planned Parenthood eve awarded her with an ally award.

When she met with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, however, she said that he believed Roe v. Wade was the law of the land, making her believe that he would never act to undermine it. Then Kavanaugh ruled to allow such strict abortion laws in Louisiana that it would leave just one clinic left for the entire state.

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image