Rev. Franklin Graham sparks controversy for saying “God showed up”

Graham one of six offering readings and words of prayer at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony

 Leave it to the left-wing media to label Rev. Franklin Graham “controversial.” Graham, the son of renown preacher Rev. Billy Graham, is among several religious leaders slated to give  readings and benedictions at President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration. Franklin Graham previously gave the invocation for George W. Bush.

An early Trump supporter, Graham endorsed his candidacy in 2011. Since the election, Graham has appeared at many of Trump’s national “Thank You” rallies.

 “Many thought the Trump/Pence ticket didn’t have a chance. None of them understand the God-factor,” Evangelist Franklin Graham told the crowd in Mobile, Alabama.

“I don’t have any scientific information. I don’t have a stack of emails to read to you. But I have an opinion. I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country,” the Washington Examiner reports.

Franklin Graham is no longer a Republican, having left the GOP last year due to his disapproval of Congressional Republicans joining Democrats on the passage of the massive 2,000 page, $1.8 trillion omnibus tax and spending bill that continues to fund abortion provider Planned Parenthood. The bill was praised by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate President Mitch McConnell and quickly signed by Obama, who met little resistance. Planned Parenthood’s officials were caught on tape haggling over the price in the sale of fetal body parts. One abortionist laughingly stated she needed enough to buy herself a Lamborghini sports car.

Joining Rev. Franklin Graham at Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremonies will be other religious leaders, who are named in this Press Release from the Presidential Inaugural Committee.


7 Responses to Rev. Franklin Graham sparks controversy for saying “God showed up”

  1. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I have to agree with Rev. Graham in two ways: 1. I, too, believe God showed up. 2. I will leave the Republican party (again) soon. I only signed up again for voting in the primary.

    That’s a good list of faith leaders to attend the inauguration. “Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International will offer readings and give the benediction.” He has a happy countenance and will do a fabulous job.

  2. Observer says:

    Cardinal Dolan is a poor choice. He remains a dedicated amnesty advocate. Why he is on the list remains a mystery to me.

  3. MacBeth says:

    If you’re a pastor and follow biblical teachings rather than the popular politically correct trends, you become controversial.

  4. Patriot Mom says:

    Franklin Graham has come out in opposition to the unisex bathroom nonsense that has gained momentum among the sheeple. I don’t want my young daughters sharing a restroom with a man wearing a dress. That’s why I no longer shop at Target. The Target stores are now on the cutting edge of unisex everything. They lost me. We not only stopped shopping there, but moved our prescriptions. It was always the convenient go-to place for holiday shopping and I’ve purchased countless gift cards there in the past for other occasions. No more.

    Unless you stand for something, you stand for nothing. We stand for common sense and scripture. And, yes, we also voted for Donald Trump.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    Reverend Franklin Graham also is in charge of the charity organization called Samaritans Purse. They put your money to very good use throughout the US and abroad. For several months leading up to Christmas, Samaritans Purse runs Operation Shoebox, where they ask you to fill a real shoebox with small items for children.

    Rev. Graham is also a licensed commercial pilot and often takes the lead in delivering shipments himself. HIs charity even provides portable hospitals; trained personnel to set up the facility, and medical professionals who are volunteers.

    Check it out on the web.

    • State Committeeman says:

      You’ve made my evening with this report regarding Trent Franks. Our entire U.S. House delegation appears to have been neutered. Glad to see that someone is finally speaking out. I’ve been so disgusted with the overwhelming silence on issues of importance that I’ve been considering re-registering as a Indy. I was able to withstand the ongoing McCain precinct committeemen cleansing, but sometimes wonder if it’s worth trying to fight the old leftie codger and his minions as the try their damnedest to purge conservatives from the GOP party ranks. We can’t turn to state chairman Robert Graham because he is aligned with these deceivers. I’m going to stay a Republican and vote for Jim O’Connor as state chairman, wait a while to see how things go, and then decide to stay or go.