A Lutheran pastor in New Jersey writes an open letter to Franklin Graham that takes off on Twitter. In this blunt letter Peter Olson pushes back on Franklin Graham’s teachings, his belief that Christians in the United States are being persecuted and criticizes his support for Donald Trump. This is a letter that I wanted to re-run and give even more distribution.
“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”
“There are two kinds of fools: those who can’t change their opinions and those who won’t.”
Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Proverbs 18:2-3 NIV
Franklin Graham in Nebraska, image from Wikipedia and Cornstalker
I saw this open letter that I am publishing today in my Twitter feed the other day and I deeply enjoyed it. It was written by Peter Olson, a Lutheran Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota, New Jersey. Peter writes a blunt open letter that pushes back on much of what Franklin Graham has used his position and platform to advocate. I would strongly encourage you to read “An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor” . I wish more people would do this and speak out as its so desperately needed. When evangelicals are silent about questionable figures, that silence implies that its okay with what Franklin Graham is teaching. Franklin Graham needs some serious push-back. I also want to highlight another Franklin Graham post that I wrote which reviews issues with his finances. You can read more in “Franklin Graham’s Salary, the IRS Change to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Should Churches be Supporting “Operation Christmas Child?” I am also working on another post on Franklin Graham right now which I hope to publish in a couple of weeks. What is coming down the pike is a look at Franklin Graham’s association with Vladimir Putin and his view on Russia. I want to ask the question…is Franklin Graham the 21st century Charles Lindbergh? Both Franklin and Charles Lindbergh seem to love dictators and thugs. I am researching Russian foreign policy and just wrote the first part about the Georgian-Russian war in 2008. But I have a lot of research yet to do for that post. But as I am traveling I wanted to share with people here. I hope you guys enjoy it.