The Vatican has been a vocal opponent of Obama’s policies on life, marriage, and religious liberty. The pope chewed Obama out over these issues when they met last week, and the Chief Justice of the highest court of the Vatican said that Obama was waging war on “Christian civilization.”
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In the evangelical world, Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, has been going after Obama’s pushing the gay agenda down everyone’s throats. He said that he and Holder have “turned their backs on God and His standards.” He has also reiterated that despite becoming a minority in his views on homosexuality, he won’t cave, no matter the consequences.
Graham recently discussed how Obama has been pushing the gay agenda down the throats of the military, even threatening them with their jobs if they don’t accept gays. This is part of a larger effort by some in the White House to secularize the military and push chaplains out of their former roles as ministers to soldiers. He said that Obama’s administration is “anti-Christ” in what it says and does.
Franklin Graham made his comments during a Mar. 24 interview with Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, which published an updated report on religious persecution in the U.S. armed forces this month.
During the interview on Washington Watch Weekly, Perkins asked Graham, “I would have to believe you’re also tracking, in fact I know you’re tracking because you were a part of it – when you were scheduled to speak at the Pentagon a few years ago they disinvited you – are you concerned about this intense religious hostility that we see manifesting in our nation’s military?”
Graham said, ““No question. And my son just got back from his seventh [military] tour this weekend. So, I love the military. There has been huge pressure on the chaplains in our military – and our chaplains have been a wonderful thing for the military. But there is a move to get rid of the chaplains in our country, and to completely secularize our military. Actually, they are hostile to Christians.
“A lot of this is coming from this administration and is being pushed by people within the White House,” said Graham. “And when I say White House, I’m not saying the president, because I’m not sure how much of this he’s aware of. But it’s people that work for him that have power, that are sitting in offices, and they are hostile to Christ.”
“They are anti-Christ in what they say and in what they do,” said Graham. “And they are pushing this agenda into the military. It’s scary.”
These are some bold statements from a prominent Christian leader. Too often, we see theologians and pastors rationalize what’s happening in culture, whether it’s gays or other cultural trends, rather than taking a prophetic approach and speaking out against our increasingly destructive society. Good for him for standing up for Obama and going after liberals for shoving their social agenda down the throats of Americans.
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