Keep religion out of politics
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Franklin Graham made a return visit to Greenville after 21 years and said that the "nation’s problems are spiritual" and "only God can solve it." Donald Trump said at the 2016 Republican National Convention "I alone can fix it".
If Graham thinks the nation’s problems are spiritual, why is he involved in the political arena? Moreover, why would he be supporting our morally corrupt president? Because the BGEA and Samaritan's Purse, (from which Graham makes millions), are 501c3 organizations, they should be prohibited from endorsing political parties.
Graham may be too entrenched in his religious views to realize that his message does not apply to everyone. Up to 23 percent of U.S. citizens have no religious affiliation, and there are many non-Christian religions. Like many wealthy believers, I suspect that Graham picks and chooses his Bible verses carefully and wouldn't consider following Jesus' dictum: "Go and sell what thou hast and give to the poor." With his support for a lying, perverted fellow multimillionaire in the White House, it's more likely to be; "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."