Rev. Franklin Graham has been considered a steady, intelligent voice for the Christian faith, and his words often represent what most evangelical conservatives believe to be true.
Roughly 2 years ago, Graham issued a chilling Easter message about anti-Christian attitudes in our own country and around the world.
“Untold millions of Christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Graham said during his Easter message.
For some, however, worshiping Jesus and fellowshipping with other believers has proven to be far more costly than others.
“(M)illions in many countries risk their freedom and their very lives to worship Him and claim His name,” the reverend explained.
For some, the threats come from radical Islamic organizations, such as the Islamic State group, which has made it quite clear that its members are willing to kill any and every proponent of the Christian faith.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 24, 2016
But, for others, the threat is not so much to their lives as it is to their religious liberty.
Graham pointed out that American citizens have become increasingly on the receiving end of anti-Christianity rhetoric despite our constitutional protections.
“Even in America there has recently grown an ugly, anti-Christian bias and intolerance that is changing our nation from the inside out,” he said.
Graham added that this is “opening doors for all kinds of discrimination and loss of religious freedom that we hear about daily in the news.”
Graham’s message remains true today, as we celebrate another Easter season.
LGBT forces and corporate super powers are try to stop a Georgia bill that would protect pastors from performing same-sex marriages.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 23, 2016
With the United States that is more divided than ever before, it is critical that Christians come together to stand up for our values.
These are the same values that our country was founded on, and the same values that have contributed to the continued prosperity of this great land.
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