Franklin Graham Calls For Evangelicals to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19. His Followers Lash Out and Attack the Evangelist. The Lesson: If You Play with Fire You Will be Burned on Disinformation

Franklin Graham recently called on evangelicals to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Graham’s followers lashed out and called him a sell out, traitor, fool, and heretic. Franklin Graham has long stoked the fires of disinformation and now he is learning you can not ride the tiger of disinformation and not be consumed. The lesson of all this is that if you play with fire, you will be burned. Continue reading

When Christianity Advances Hate and Becomes a Dark Tool of Nationalism

An article in USA Today explores the issue of how some Christians hijack symbols of faith and use them to advance dark movements like Christian nationalism or white nationalism. The issue is more of a problem than many people want to admit in American evangelicalism. Individuals like Eric Metaxas reveal how deep the rot is inside evangelicalism, especially as they have tied their identity to Christian nationalism. Continue reading

How White Evangelical Christianity in the United States is American Carnage

President Trump coined the phrase “American carnage” in his 2017 inauguration address. This blog would like to ask a question. Should the phrase American carnage be used to describe American evangelicalism? All the sex scandals, financial scandals, abuse of power and much more begs the question is American evangelicalism the equivalent of Detroit’s Eight Mile or inner city Baltimore?  Continue reading

A Flop Flop and Why Does Anyone Respect Franklin Graham?

Franklin Graham criticized the ten Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump. He lit them up even as a number of Republicans received death threats. It seems that all Franklin can do in life is to get on his knees and kiss Donald Trumps’ ass. His behavior also showed why an editorial by the Charlotte Observer is spot on. Anyone who respects Franklin Graham would be a bigger fool than him.  Continue reading

The Charlotte Observer Slams Franklin Graham in a Blistering Editorial After the January 6, 2021 Violence in D.C.

The Charlotte Observer slammed Franklin Graham in a biting editorial on January 11, 2021. The editorial took aim at Franklin Graham’s calls for peace and reconciliation, especially when two weeks prior he was pushing disinformation. This post is about that editorial and as always this blog is encouraging you to support your local newspaper.  Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Attempted Coup in Washington, D.C. Highlights the Danger of Christian Nationalism

In my backyard of Washington, D.C. a coup attempt took place by Trump supporters. In the violence a women was killed and the United States capitol was invaded for the first time since the British did so in 1814. What happened today was building for a while. And it could not have happened without the encouragement and enabling of the Christian nationalists from 2016 until now. This is a blunt post, written out of anger, and if you can’t handle profanity. Don’t read and don’t complain. Today showed the reason why Christian nationalism needs to be written about. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Raises the Issue of the 2020 Election Being Stolen

Franklin Graham tweeted on November 4, 2020 that there were attempts to steal the election. Its was disturbing and troubling to see that communicated. Not only is it a danger to our democracy, but what role is Franklin Graham playing these days? As Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project says, #FuckYouKeepCounting. This blog hopes Franklin Graham takes that message to heart, as all the ballets are counted and the chips fall where they may. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Speaking at Liberty University’s Convocation Reveals Why Liberty Will Most Likely Not Change Nor Learn

Liberty University held its first convocation on Wednesday September 16, 2020. And its first speaker was Franklin Graham. The choice is troubling because of Graham’s controversy and did Liberty need such a polarizing individual after Jerry Falwell Jr’s departure? Franklin Graham has not repented for a number of issues that this post looks at. The selection of Franklin Graham sends an ominous message that Liberty has not learned from the problems of Jerry Falwell Jr.  Continue reading