Christians slam Franklin Graham for saying God was absent at DNC

Christians slam Franklin Graham for saying God was absent at DNC
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In watching some of the @DemConvention on TV, it's been interesting to see the absence of God. I don’t believe America’s finest hours will be in front of us if we take God out of gov't & public life. It's God who set the standards we're to live by. https://t.co/4acCbnbkUP

— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) August 21, 2020


Oh HELL No.

I am so sick of this.

Been sick of it for decades.

This year I am just NOT HAVING IT.

I am especially not having it because I was profoundly moved by the way the four nights of the DNC managed to include many, MANY testaments to faith, genuine faith, faith in action, without the kind of in-your-face proselytizing the GOP will try to stuff down our throats next week.

I’m not even sure how he ended up in my Twitter feed since I certainly don’t follow him or anyone like him.

Fortunately I was able to rein myself in before my blood could start boiling.

First of all, I kept myself calm because that’s exactly the kind of “own the libs” reaction Franklin Graham and his ilk want when they post this kind of nonsense.

Second, I kept myself calm because the very next thing in my feed was the joyful noise of #ProgressiveChristianTwitter with an abundance of clapback to soothe my soul and remind me I am not alone:

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What are you talking about?

Joe Biden has been a devout, practicing Catholic for 70 years.

The entire convention was about love, tolerance, inclusion, family, and faith.

Faith.

There is something seriously wrong with you.

I will pray for you.

— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 21, 2020

My main man JohnDPav linked to his fabulous essay defending JRB, stating the obvious: in comparison to DJT, Biden is not the “lesser of two evils”, he is straight up the better man:

Benjamin Dreyer asks a rhetorical question and gets a perfect answer:

The New South rising:

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Grew up in South Carolina. Baptized in a Southern Baptist church. Married in a Presbyterian Church 26 years ago. Served as a Deacon. Elder. Trustee. Lay Minister. Pray daily. Believe in Jesus. Watched your dad's revivals on tv with my parents.

I will never support Trump. Or you.

— The Alabama Sharpie (@AlabamaSharpie) August 21, 2020

Hateradio has been spreading a talking point that Dems took “under God” out of the Pledge of Allegiance.  This was smacked down many times.

The two people below are responding to a tweet that was later deleted in embarrassment after multiple folks posted video of Dems saying the under God” version of the pledge:

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They absolutely did not, and the pledge was given each night during the conference! God and specifically Christ was invoked many times during this conference. I'm a Christian and am getting so sick of the lies supporting this evil man Trump, being told by so called evangelicals.

— BuffaloBob (@bufalobobb) August 21, 2020

Nurse Jules called Graham out for the bigotry of Samaritan’s Purse during the height of the C-19 crisis in NYC:

Katty McCatnip added with one of my favorite redhat memes:

Andrew Goss and G Shep said a lot with a very few words:

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That's why the "Reverend" failed to notice. His concept of religion has very little to do with faith in God, except as a tool to manipulate in His name for consolidation of power and wealth.

— G (@g5hep) August 21, 2020

So by the time I jumped in it felt like a mere afterthought, but I wanted to add my four tweets and my two cents:

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I felt DEEPLY blessed by the thread of faith, hope and love that was woven through the personal stories of almost every person depicted: answered prayer, trust, hope, and the strength to persevere that comes from a lifetime of leaning on the everlasting arms. /2#FaithfulAmerica

— TrueBlueMajority (@TruBluMajority) August 21, 2020

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A man who claims he's never made a mistake and never asked for forgiveness, in spite of a life filled with remorselessly evil behavior and completely empty of Love, is NOT a man of God no matter what #GOPropaganda says.

Now go read Matthew 7 until you figure out what it means./X

— TrueBlueMajority (@TruBluMajority) August 21, 2020

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