Religion in Politics

Franklin Graham quotes the bible while defending Trump: ‘The Lord detests lying lips’

On the day before the first public hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Trump, evangelical leader Franklin Graham shared the words of veteran journalist Bill Moyers, who recently said that a democracy “can die of too many lies — and we’re getting close to that terminal moment.”

“I agree with him 100% on that,” Graham wrote in a post on his Facebook page, adding, “we just don’t agree on the source of the problem.”

“For two years day after day, night after night, we heard Russian collusion—lie after lie, pushed by the liberal media,” Graham wrote. “Then it was Ukraine and the whistleblower.”

Long-time journalist Bill Moyers said Sunday that for the first time in his life, he fears for the nation’s survival….

Posted by Franklin Graham on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

 

According to Graham, Moyer’s wish that Americans pay close attention to the “totally partisan” impeachment hearings is just another example of how the opposition to Trump is “all about politics and winning the election.”

“They are scared to death of conservative values and threatened because President Trump can’t be pushed around and intimidated politically or personally,” Graham writes. He then closed out the post with a quote from the bible.

“The lies of the progressive left and the hyper-liberal media are what is a serious threat to the future of our nation. The Bible tells us, ‘The Lord detests lying lips…’ (Proverbs 12:22).”

The irony of Graham applying that quote to anyone other than Trump was a bit too much for the Friendly Atheist‘s Hemant Mehta to resist.

“If that were true, then Trump would’ve been struck by lightning on a daily basis ever since he began his presidential campaign — and arguably long before that, too,” Mehta writes.

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