Skip to comments.Franklin Graham apologizes for questioning Obama's faith
Posted on 02/29/2012 7:45:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
The Rev. Franklin Graham, under pressure from faith groups, apologized for suggesting that President Obama is not a Christian:
I regret any comments I have ever made which may have cast any doubt on the personal faith of our president, Mr. Obama, Graham said in a statement on Tuesday, according to the Religious News Service.
I apologize to him and to any I have offended for not better articulating my reason for not supporting him in this election for his faith has nothing to do with my consideration of him as a candidate, he added.
Graham caused a stir earlier this month when he said hedged on whether Obama was a Christian in an MSNBC appearance but had no problem identifying Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as Catholics.
Makes me wonder if his ministry got a phone call from the IRS...
OH NO HE DID’NT! That is disappointing. As a Christian, I realize I am far from perfect and sin like every other human who breathes BUT I will say unapologetically that you simply CANNOT be a Christian and hold the views of a liberal. No way, now how. If you are for abortion, you aren’t a Christian. If you support gay marriage, you are not a Christian.
Everything that liberals believe goes against the morality and values of people of faith.
I’m not afraid to say it. I’ve said it before and p!ssed a few people off, but the truth hurts.
The public pressure was applied to him.
Imagine if he’d asked to see an unredacted paper copy of Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate.
If it walks like a duck...
It’s a wonder he can walk upright with a backbone like that!
What, exactly, did Franklin Graham say? As I recall, it was something like he was willing to take Obama at his word.
Franklin used his apology to point out that he wasn’t supporting the president and that he had other reasons that he had tried to articulate for that.
This is how it works with the liberal media.
They will ask you about Obama’s faith. If you don’t praise Obama. They will mock, hound, threaten, bully, smear, etc until they force you to apologize.
Then they will run stories: Rev Graham apologizes for questioning Obama’s faith (which he never did).
Meanwhile the GOP’s religion and faith can be smeared and mocked all day long. It’s absolutely corrupt.
If you are for abortion, you arent a Christian. If you support gay marriage, you are not a Christian.
I agree. Nope I am not trying to judge people but just making a fact. You are 100 percent correct in this assessment.
Yes! How dare he...!!!
I mean Obama only had a muslim father (which makes him a muslim in their eyes)
He went to a muslim school in Indonesia.
He can recite the muslims ‘call to prayer’ in perfect arabic. He describes it as the most beautiful sound on earth
His Indonesian school application form lists his religion as “Islam”
His adopted father was a muslim.
We have never seen him eat a pork chop.
He does not celebrate Easter or Christmas or any Jewish holidays in the white house (but did relent and get a “Christmas Wishing Tree”) but he DOES celebrate Ramadan and more obscure Muslim holidays.
His first acts as President were to call Muslims countries and initiate “muslim outreach” programs at NASA.
He TOLD the president of one of the Muslim countries (I forget which) that he is a Muslim...
Of course he is a Christian (he said so!)
Yes he did, but then he went on to castigate Obama for supporting Muslims but not doing anything about persecuted Christians.
Then Franklin said he could not support any candidate that supports abortion and same sex marriage.
Just like his father: WORTHLESS.
I gave up on Billy Graham when he said that Hillary would be a good president, totally regarding her disgusting sinful life, perjury, suborning perjury, accessory to murder, theft, lying, etc.
So, his son becomes another slice off the old ham by ignoring the fact that the POS in our White House has already admitted at least twice, on tape, for the world to see, corrected only by a stupid tv reporter, to being a muslim . . . in his own words . . . muslim.
May both Grahams go to Hades.
So now Franklin Grahamis buying into “collective salvation”, too?
Be well Citizen...
“I apologize for questioning Obama’s Muslim faith”
This is what he gets for trying to equivocate. Instead he should have clearly stated from the start that Obama was not a Christian. It would have been a good opportunity to explain the gospel to a national audience; instead now he’s spread the message that anyone can claim Christ simply by going to church occasionally.
What IS it with all this apologizing crap?
I wouldn’t apologize to Whatshisname. Graham has a right to his own opinion. His work speaks for itself; so does Whatshisname’s.
I’m disappointed but that is over the top except metaphorically
they do a lot of good...i mean a whole lot..and they don’t waste he money or live like Rock Stars
but yes i too am very disappointed
can’t understand why he would apologize
first Catholics invite Obama to Notre Dame knowing how he is
and now Graham...
Southern Baptist leaders make wishy washy statements and want to change their name
most other Christian groups and leaders have long been off the reservation
so what are we left with..a few Pentecostals and Missionary Baptists unafraid...maybe a MO Synod bunch or some Orthodox churches...not sure about the latter on vocal opposition
my church...Thompson Station Baptist...(southern) ...the pastor is very very outspoken on culture war ..no question where he stands
but some SBC rich urban churches are fairly quiet
this is not how I grew up...preachers were leaders and spoke fire
all this “good deeds” stuff was not on the menu
I think my stance would be:
I do not question President Obama’s claim of faith, but if his faith is a given, he would appear to be a hypocrite of epic proportions.
Oh boy, another whimp conservative.
An apology is completely uncalled for, even if he had questioned Obama’s Christianity — which he did not do.
Graham should have said, “I’ll apologize for questioning Obama’s faith when he apologizes to Christians for trampling on our religious liberty with his contraceptive mandate.”
But that would take testicular fortitude.
What do you wanna bet they audit him anyway... with “extreme prejudice”?
He is a Muslim simply because his father was a Muslim. If he converted to Christianity—when and where was he baptized? When and where did he receive First Communion/Confirmation? He was born a Muslim and unless I see proof of his conversion, he is still a Muslim.
We are always told we can’t judge others. That isn’t true. Just two weeks ago during the sermon at my church (Baptist) my pastor said that we certainly can judge the behavior of others when it goes against doctrine and teachings of the bible. We are within our rights to rebuke those we see just as we should expect to be rebuked as well.
This “don’t judge me” stuff is a liberal idea.
Come on, Franklin. Read Bonhoeffer!!!! Read what he says about the “religionless Christianity” so prevalent in Protestant Churches-—even in Riverside NYC in 1931 (that Temple of Baal built by John D. Rockefeller).
That he found joy in the “fundamentalist” churches is clear. That there were lots of evil people like zero who talked out of two sides of their mouth—he writes about—even names pastors.
You know Marxists can NEVER believe in a God. You know that. Zero’s non-belief is obvious. Speak OUT!!!! To not speak, is to speak!!! as Bonhoeffer said as Hitler took over the Christian Churches.
Of course, Bonhoeffer was hanged. I understand your being hesitant...but for the sake of the World, DO WHAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO FOR GOD! Don’t desert Jesus because you are afraid of the steam roller—the press. That is what most Germans did—and look what happened to them. Their souls were damned. But they did manage to live longer. What a trade off.
When asked if Obama was a christian Graham said he could never judge if someone was or wasn't.
But then he went on to say Santorum was a christian.
The problem wasn't that he was non-committal about Obama's christianity; it was that he was showing a clear double standard.
No surprise. Don’t put your trust in men, they will disappoint you sooner or later.
I just love the medias insecurity on the issue of Obama’s faith.
Do you believe Obama is a Christian? DO YA, DO YA, DO YA?????
“I take him at his word.”
Why can’t you just say he is a Christian? Just say it, say it, SAY IT!!!!!
Damn it is right!! Never, ever apologize to a democrat, never.
The days of polite political discourse, if they ever existed, are long gone.
This is a battle to restore and protect the Constitution and the Republic and to remove the National Socialist Democrat Party in this country from the political landscape for good.
If you are going to play nice, worry about insulting them, or are more concerned with a candidates religious convictions than their convictions concerning the Constitution which protects our religious convictions then you are throwing the fight in favor of these Nazi bastards.
“May both Grahams go to Hades.”
Touch not my anointed.
Frankie, you sure ain’t your fathers son.
Someone please post a picture of a flipflop. This thread needs one. Franklin Graham (As is most of his ilk) is a money grubbin weasel. He answers to dollars not god. Bleah
Really, he is. But he has stepped in it now, as far as Samaritan’s Purse is concerned.
You judge harshly, and unjustly. I know them.
Follow the money, then you will find the “words”.
You cannot question that which does not exist.
Things are not as you seem to think.
Exactly. Even though the word apologize was used, it was more of a clarification than apology.
Yes, that is the only place Franklin stepped in it. I watched the interview.
Like father, like son.
No. Not at all.
Another gutless appeaser
I reject your appraisal.
Wrong and really wrong.
The most hateful post i’ve seen on FR in years...and i’ve seen some doozies. In one post you disregard a lifetime of serving Christ, Christian guidance and charity to millions around the world.