Franklin Graham made the rounds of the media outlets last week, pushing anti Obama propaganda. Franklin blatantly portrays himself as a man of God who represents Christian values in the voting booth. He appeared on Morning Joe to try and revive doubt as to Obama’s Christianity. Franklin was very comfortable with Santorum’s Christianity, and dodged the issue of Romney's mormonism, acknowledging that most Christians would not recognize it as part of the Christian faith, but that he still was a good man who would be a good president. As to Obama, Franklin seemed to groan and shake his head when asked his opinion of the sincerity of the President’s Christianity. On CNN last week Franklin said it was going to be a stumblingblock to himself and the evangelicals.
This is part of the election year tactic for the Republicans, to attack the president as not being truly Christian. Morning Joe and CNN are two of the outlets that will be exploited to perpetuate that myth throughout the year, and Franklin is another prayerful disciple of the Lord propagating propaganda on behalf of the Republican candidate.
Franklin is a conservative, and makes his television appearances as a minister of Jesus Christ doing his small part of a godly work to return the government to the Republican people who were in power when Barack Obama was elected. Here let us open the Bible that Franklin continually ignores.
It is written: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matthew 7:15-16.
By their fruits. Very well, let us recollect the works of the previous administration, as many of those people would return to work under Romney or Santorum. They spent eight years wreaking havoc under Bush. They emptied the government coffers into the wealthiest people’s pockets, and left the economy in a devastating recession. They engineered and enabled the housing bubble burst and the subsequent foreclosure tragedy, by picking middle class America’s pocket to fatten the banks. After 9/11 they ignored the most obvious response from Jesus teachings, turn the other cheek, and instead wove complicated webs of lies to justify launching two invasions on the far side of the world. More than 100,000 people perished in the senseless bloodshed, and countless thousands more were damaged physically, mentally and emotionally. They also deregulated the oil industry, which led to the half assed well that caused the Gulf oil disaster. Under conservative rule unemployment went up, the market went down, and misery and suffering were inflicted upon innumerable millions at home and abroad. And now that they’re out of power they’ve taken to bashing teachers and other unionized workers as they try to claw their way back.
These are evil fruits. These are works of the Devil. How then is it does a man take part in all these works in the name of God? Jesus tells us that you cannot. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Matthew 12:25-26.
Jesus was poor. Jesus would empathize with the poor, and care for them. The liberals want to help the poor and underprivileged, conservatives want to crush them. How is voting for and advancing the Republican agenda the Christian thing to do? It is not. If you are instrumental in returning the neocons to power, are you not one with them? You are.
Lately Romney is loudly hinting at war with Iran—very Christian, praying for his enemies--and has been hobnobbing with the Bush foreign policy team that brought us into Iraq, and are sowing similar seeds of propaganda and lies that justified that invasion. Would a Christian really endorse a mormon warmonger for president? Jesus also said: It is impossible but that offenses will come; but woe unto him, through whom they come! Luke 17:1.
I could memorize every line of Hamlet, don medieval Danish clothing, and deliver a stunning performance—I still wouldn’t really be Hamlet, I’d be an actor. So is Franklin a wolf in sheepskin, exactly as Jesus predicted would come; for no true brother in Christ would peddle propaganda, and no true child of God would lend himself to be a tool of the Devil.