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Franklin Graham Praises Palin's Compassion: "She’s Not Afraid to Get Her Hands Dirty” – Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 20, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 12/20/2010 1:17:57 PM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of Rev. Franklin Graham talking about Gov. Sarah Palin and her recent trip with him to Haiti to check on the Cholera Crisis there and to raise awareness about the tremendous needs there.

Graham praised Palin for the way she showed compassion to the suffering people in Haiti:

“She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots – now you have to understand, a Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the middle of it, holding people’s hands, talking to people, holding babies. It was an amazing thing. She is quite a lady, and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. . . . She is a person that has a heart that has tremendous compassion for people. She loves people, and she cares deeply about people.”

What a great testimony about the kind of person Sarah Palin is. Graham said that Palin has a very strong faith, and is a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections; franklingraham; freepressforpalin; haiti; obama; palin; politics; presidenial
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1 posted on 12/20/2010 1:18:03 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Go Sarah!


2 posted on 12/20/2010 1:20:03 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Federalist Patriot
She came in with her smile. She would sit on the cots – now you have to understand, a Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the middle of it....

Uhhhhhhh....Frank......you're not saying she literally sat in people's urine, fecal matter and vomit, are you?

You're speaking figuratively, right? Right?

3 posted on 12/20/2010 1:20:30 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Federalist Patriot

I absolutely can not imagine the likes of 0bama doing that same thing. Sarah truly cares about people... 0bama cares about 0bama.


4 posted on 12/20/2010 1:21:51 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Texas Eagle

I think Graham is saying Sarah Palin was unafraid to sit down on the cots with the suffering - cots that had been soaked with the effects of Cholera. It says a lot about her, doesn’t it?


5 posted on 12/20/2010 1:23:58 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot
What a great testimony about the kind of person Sarah Palin is. Graham said that Palin has a very strong faith, and is a committed follower of Jesus Christ.

To get that kind of compliment from the Graham family is not easily earned. Franklin saw love in action.

6 posted on 12/20/2010 1:24:02 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

ah hahahahahahahaha! The mental image of the face that michelle or o would make at having to touch “those” people.


7 posted on 12/20/2010 1:24:29 PM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: ScottinVA
I absolutely can not imagine the likes of 0bama doing that same thing. Sarah truly cares about people...

Is that how you show that you care about people? You sit in their urine, feces and vomit?

Can't you just give them a knuckle five or something?

8 posted on 12/20/2010 1:24:36 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Federalist Patriot

The Palin-hata’s in the MSM will find some way to pervert this.

Just wait ... won’t be too long.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 1:25:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Federalist Patriot
I hope to hell that's what he's saying. He makes it sound like she was literally sitting in people's filth.

How can that be seen as a good thing in any context?

10 posted on 12/20/2010 1:26:21 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
Is that how you show that you care about people? You sit in their urine, feces and vomit?

Don't you think Sarah would be hygiene-conscious enough not to act carelessly? I'm quite sure Franklin was speaking about cots that had been soaked with those substances, not necessarily at the exact moment she sat down.

11 posted on 12/20/2010 1:26:42 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

The libs still hate her for not having an abortion. They’re never going to get over that.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 1:27:40 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Texas Eagle

I’m sure the workers were doing their best to keep the cots as clean as possible. But in a third-world country as devastated as Haiti is, you can be sure they were not pristine. The bottom line is that she was not afraid to do more than go to the doorway and look in. Graham said she sat with the suffering, talked to them and held their hands. That is true compassion.


13 posted on 12/20/2010 1:28:38 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: ScottinVA
Don't you think Sarah would be hygiene-conscious enough not to act carelessly?

I sure as hell hope so.

I'm quite sure Franklin was speaking about cots that had been soaked with those substances, not necessarily at the exact moment she sat down.

Then why didn't he say that?

That is one of my biggest gripes about some Christians. They tend to embellish things for no reason.

As if it wouldn't be good enough to simply say that she sat with people who were suffering from cholera? He didn't have to make it sound like she plopped her butt right down in their filth.

14 posted on 12/20/2010 1:29:33 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

You can be sure some of those cots were filthy. If she wanted to sit on a dirty cot and bring some hope and strength to a hurting or dying person, that is something she should be praised for. By the way - It’s Christians who are doing most of that work all over the world.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 1:32:25 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: ScottinVA

Ah, but cut Barry some slack here. After all, he is on the record with picking up dog poop.


16 posted on 12/20/2010 1:34:30 PM PST by JPG (A new sheriff is on her way and she's ready to cleanup Dodge.)
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To: Texas Eagle
That is one of my biggest gripes about some Christians. They tend to embellish things for no reason.

This a really odd reaction to the story.

17 posted on 12/20/2010 1:35:22 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Federalist Patriot

God bless Sarah Palin!


18 posted on 12/20/2010 1:35:29 PM PST by Lions Gate
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To: Texas Eagle

A lot of people tend to embellish things for know reason. I don’t think Christians do it any more than any other people.


19 posted on 12/20/2010 1:36:33 PM PST by beandog
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To: F15Eagle

The MSM will never even cover this story as despicable as they are.


20 posted on 12/20/2010 1:36:45 PM PST by ritpg
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To: skeeter
This a really odd reaction to the story.

Not as odd as making it sound like she sat right in the big middle of people's crap.

21 posted on 12/20/2010 1:37:39 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: beandog
A lot of people tend to embellish things for know reason. I don’t think Christians do it any more than any other people.

Roger that. But Christians SHOULDN'T engage in that sort of thing. It comes close to lying. And I'm relatively certain that lying is against one of The Commandments.

I'm not sure which one.

22 posted on 12/20/2010 1:39:32 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Thats my point - it didn’t sound that way to me and, I’d wager, most who read the story.


23 posted on 12/20/2010 1:39:52 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Texas Eagle

Let’s just say Mother Theresa you ain’t. In fact you are so far removed, you can’t imagine associating with such “dirty” people. And you think you’re conservative? I wouldn’t expect all conservatives to do the same but I sure as hell would expect you to understand it.


24 posted on 12/20/2010 1:40:17 PM PST by ritpg
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To: Texas Eagle

He didn’t make it sound that way, you just chose, for some odd reason, to interpret it that way. Normal people understood what he was saying.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 1:40:30 PM PST by beandog
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To: Texas Eagle

Like I said, I don’t believe he was embellishing the story. You just chose to take it that way.


26 posted on 12/20/2010 1:42:37 PM PST by beandog
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To: Texas Eagle

No he didn’t, what is your deal on this thread?
HAVE been soaked is what it clearly said....stop being a jerk.


27 posted on 12/20/2010 1:43:43 PM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: ritpg
Let’s just say Mother Theresa you ain’t.

Fair enough.

In fact you are so far removed, you can’t imagine associating with such “dirty” people.

I do it every day, my brothah. I just gave a homeless guy who had his campsite ransacked a ride into town and gave him 20 bucks to buy some clothes at Goodwill. So there! Ha! In yo' face! I didn't say I sewed him new clothes, I didnt' say I gave him a ride on my shoulders all the way into town, I simply said I gave him a ride into town and gave him some money to buy some clothes. In other words, I didn't embellish.

And you think you’re conservative?

No. I KNOW I'm a Conservative. I wouldn’t expect all conservatives to do the same but I sure as hell would expect you to understand it.

You wouldn't expect all Conservatives to lie? Neither would I.

28 posted on 12/20/2010 1:45:50 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

You’ve never been to Haiti, have you? I’ve got news for you. There aren’t many places where there isn’t “filth”. I’ve traveled all over the world - Asia, Mediterranean, Western Europe and the Caribbean. And I’ve never seen conditions anything like Haiti. And that was before the earthquake.


29 posted on 12/20/2010 1:46:12 PM PST by ritpg
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To: porter_knorr
No he didn’t, what is your deal on this thread? HAVE been soaked is what it clearly said....stop being a jerk.

I know what he said. Here's his exact words, the second of half of which you conveeeeeeniently left out.

...these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the middle of it,

30 posted on 12/20/2010 1:50:32 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Uh - didn’t Mitt’s dog’s diarrhea dribble down the roof and down the windshield - and MAYBE Mitt got some on his hand when he hosed it off that hasn’t been washed off adequately until this day!! Yuk.


31 posted on 12/20/2010 1:54:45 PM PST by Twinkie (Doing nothing is the most tiring job there is; you can't quit and rest . .)
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To: Texas Eagle

If you have never been to Haiti, you cannot imagine the conditions that exist there. Soiled cots? You’ve got to be kidding me. You can’t walk anywhere in Haiti without smelling raw sewage. And if you do any walking, you will inevitably step in it also. Did Sarah know beforehand what she was going to experience? Probably not. No one can be adequately prepared for what they will see and smell in Haiti - least of all we Americans with our lavish life styles. But to her credit, she seems to understand the sacredness and dignity of human life despite the horrid conditions. If Dr. Graham’s account is accurate, I have nothing but respect for Sarah Palin and you should too.


32 posted on 12/20/2010 1:55:42 PM PST by ritpg
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To: Texas Eagle

so this thread needs to be about Texas Eagle and his dislike of Christians in general and Graham and Palin specifically - got it.

right in the middle of cots that HAVE been soaked...not currently soaked - but it’s ok you’re stuck on whatever gear it is you’re on.

I bet you tell kids there is no such thing as Santa too, ya grinch.


33 posted on 12/20/2010 1:56:31 PM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: beandog
Like I said, I don’t believe he was embellishing the story. You just chose to take it that way.

I didn't take it any way other than the way he said.

What is wrong with you people? He said she sat in the big middle of people's filth and she obviously didn't.

There was no need to embellish. No need to aggrandize what she did. No need make it sound like she's some blockhead who sits down in people's crap and vomit.

What she did was noble enough without throwing in things that obviously didn't happen.

34 posted on 12/20/2010 1:57:34 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
Cholera Clinic – these cots have been soaked in urine and fecal matter, and vomit – Cholera is a horrible thing – and she just sat right there in the middle of it, holding people’s hands

The dashes were put in the copy for a reason - SHE SAT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CHOLERA CLINIC.

35 posted on 12/20/2010 1:59:20 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: Federalist Patriot

Awesome statement


36 posted on 12/20/2010 1:59:53 PM PST by Java4Jay
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To: porter_knorr
...so this thread needs to be about Texas Eagle and his dislike of Christians in general...

I love Christians in general. I are one.

I just have a pet peeve against Christians who find it necessary to make things sound more benevolent (or whatever the right word is) than they are actually are.

There was no need to lie about what she did. Visiting these people was noble in and of itself. He didn't need to make it sound like she waltzed in there and said, "Gosh. Is it okay if I sit here in your crap?"

Because she didn't do that. She sat with people who were suffering. That's good enough.

37 posted on 12/20/2010 2:01:57 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: porter_knorr
...so this thread needs to be about Texas Eagle and his dislike of Christians in general...

I love Christians in general. I are one.

I just have a pet peeve against Christians who find it necessary to make things sound more benevolent (or whatever the right word is) than they are actually are.

There was no need to lie about what she did. Visiting these people was noble in and of itself. He didn't need to make it sound like she waltzed in there and said, "Gosh. Is it okay if I sit here in your crap?"

Because she didn't do that. She sat with people who were suffering. That's good enough.

38 posted on 12/20/2010 2:01:57 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

And what would you have done to that homeless person if he had turned out to be incontinent and soiled the front seat of your vehicle? Not to belittle what you did - it was commendable - but you weren’t all that tested, were you?


39 posted on 12/20/2010 2:01:58 PM PST by ritpg
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To: Texas Eagle

Oh no. He did say she sat with the suffering in the midst of their filth. That’s what he said. That’s what she did. That was his point - she has compassion. Clothes can be changed and hands can be washed. You can even be treated for Cholera if you get it. She was focused on bringing relief and hope to the hurting. She saw people - not filth.


40 posted on 12/20/2010 2:02:48 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Texas Eagle

She “obviously” did not sit in the middle of “it”. And on what do you base that claim? The fact that you would never do such a think yourself? You’re no Sarah Palin.


41 posted on 12/20/2010 2:07:04 PM PST by ritpg
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To: Texas Eagle

Perhaps what we are talking about is more “benevolent” than you conscience can stand.


42 posted on 12/20/2010 2:09:27 PM PST by ritpg
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To: ScottinVA

If the press had gotten a picture of her using hand cleaner they’d be trumpeting how racist she acted.


43 posted on 12/20/2010 2:25:17 PM PST by glorgau
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To: F15Eagle

They already have (found a way to pervert this). AP published a photo that purported to she Sarah “getting her hair done”. The picture turned out to be Bristol fixing a loose hair clasp, but AP made it sound as though she had a hair stylist fixing her hair for the cameras.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 2:29:00 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: skeeter

Some people will find fault with good works no matter what.


45 posted on 12/20/2010 2:33:30 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: ScottinVA
Thats the way I read it also..dried urine or even cleaned up urine still keeps the smell. Feces removed leave a stain etc...anyone that has to clean up after a dog piddling in the house knows the order remains unless deodorized, feces cleaned also leaves a smell.

This is coming from a nurse that worked in a hospital for 10 years...In our country you removed all bedding, probably not available in Haiti. Hygiene would be primitive in even the best of clinics in Haiti... Lets get real folks, no one sits in the fresh stuff. These poor souls were not in beds, only cots available. Probably reused many times, lets not assume the cleanliness would be the same as in the US.

46 posted on 12/20/2010 2:34:29 PM PST by goat granny (Great dad's are a blessing to son's but more so to daughters...)
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Ah, but cut Barry some slack here. After all, he is on the record with picking up dog poop.

Picking up dogshit, he is dogshit?

This halfrican, communist, kenyan, bastard is worse than cholera vomit.

WOW, maybe that's too descriptive. OK, he probably does love his daughters...

more than moochelle and larry {maybe}.

47 posted on 12/20/2010 2:35:49 PM PST by USS Alaska
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To: USS Alaska
"Picking up dogshit..."

Hey, Barry is so good that he can pick up a turd from the clean end!

48 posted on 12/20/2010 2:38:12 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: glorgau
If the press had gotten a picture of her using hand cleaner they’d be trumpeting how racist she acted.

In fact, they did, and it was made fun of over at DU, IIRC.

49 posted on 12/20/2010 2:52:24 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: onyx; Federalist Patriot

Palin ping


50 posted on 12/20/2010 3:45:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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