Skip to comments.Barack Obama to Skip Billy Graham Funeral
Posted on 03/01/2018 4:19:26 AM PST by billorites
There are few names as associated with modern Christianity as Reverend Billy Graham. For decades, the pastor has served as an advisor to presidents regardless of party. He was a living embodiment of how people should act toward those who may disagree with them.
As the day of the funeral fast approaches, past presidents and other dignitaries are paying their respects: former President George W. Bush did on Monday, and former President Bill Clinton did the same on Tuesday. President Donald Trump will be attending Graham's funeral on Friday.
Yet former President Barack Obama will be skipping it, according to the Associated Press: "Former President Barack Obama is not planning to attend memorial services for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham this week."
Obama did tweet that Graham was "a humble servant who prayed for so many," but the former president is still opting to skip the services. The message sent by this drops any pretense that Obama actually respects what Graham stood for.
None of this is overly surprising, at least for many American Christians. Obama, despite his claims of sharing their faith, routinely acted in a manner that showed disdain for the faithful. He rarely made an effort to reach out to Christians during his presidency, and actively targeted them with his policies and actions: See his stance on Hobby Lobby, and his never-forgotten feelings on rural Americans being simpletons clinging to guns and religion.
Obama worked to be divisive during his presidency, efforts that ran contrary to Graham's outreach to politicians of both parties, so it's not surprising Obama won't be there. It's not surprising that the best the former president can muster is a tweet for the fallen spiritual leader.
Yet Graham wouldn't harbor ill will toward Obama because of the slight. It's not the Christian way, after all.
If the former president wants to know why our nation is so divided these days, perhaps he would do well to look at this and remember his role in those divisions.
Did his imam warn against it??
I don’t think the Reverend would want a m*slim-loving America hater at his funeral.
...shouldn’t surprise anyone....
And Democrats still wonder why the average Joe is turning from them.
Why should/would Obama go?
A Muslim feels no special attachment to a blasphemous Christian so, why indeed should he attend?
Good. His presence would defile the service.
who cares? let him go away.
And I was so looking forward to Obama doing a Lot’s wife imitation...
Bonzo just “exercising” his black privilege.
What do you expect from a Marxist, Muslim, Anti-Christ?
doesnt want his ankle bracelet seen?
I bet Obama skips Rev.Wright’s funeral too.
He skips all the important funerals.
I actually respect his decision. Apparently, he does have some boundaries to his hypocracy
I’m okay with Barack the Usurper skipping the funeral of a man whose final destination is most likely in the exact opposite direction.
Folks, please do not classify Barack Hussein Obama & His wife, Michelle Obama, as either A Christian, Muslim, Jew or, any other religion. The only religion, if you can call it a religion, that the Obama’s adhere to and worship is himself/herself and their unending devotion to “Satan”, The Devil, himself!! Case closed, Amen!!
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