25 Jun 2015

Rev. Franklin Graham – America Needs More Prayer, Not More Gun Laws

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The Rev. Franklin Graham has weighed in on the horrific murders in Charleston.  Of course, he has condemned the violence and hate.  And, as expected, he has asked people to pray for the families of those tragically lost.
But he has also boldly spoken out against President Obama’s call for more gun control as a solution to this kind of violence. Christianity Today reports:
American evangelist Franklin Graham is one of the many Christians who have condemned the tragic Charleston church shooting that claimed the lives of nine individuals.
At the same time, Graham is urging President Barack Obama to take more action to do something about the country’s moral and spiritual decline rather than just create more gun laws.
“President Obama’s answer to the tragic shooting of nine people in Charleston, SC, is to have more gun laws. With all due respect Mr. President, all of the laws in the world can’t change the human heart—only God can do that,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “Our nation needs a spiritual healing—we have turned our back on God and His laws.”

He is absolutely right.  The liberal solution to this senseless violence is to remove guns from law-abiding people.  This is a politically motivated mantra we always hear after some lunatic takes a gun into a “gun-free” zone and commits mayhem.

All the laws in the world won’t stop people from hating if they have been conditioned to do so.  Instead, an outpouring of faith is necessary to help people find meaning in life instead of seeking to destroy all around them and themselves.
Christianity Today continues:
Graham is blaming Hollywood for “glorifying” gun violence on television, in movies, and in the video gaming industry, and sadly, he said, this plays a huge part in the culture of gun violence today. “If you want more laws, why don’t you ask Congress to pass laws against the poisoning of the minds of our young people by this godless industry?” he asked Obama.
In this, he is also right.  Far too many people today know nothing about the reality of firearms other than what they see on TV, the movies, and in video games.  For the fringe in society, they can no longer differentiate between game simulations, video images, and real lives being forever changed by irresponsible gun use.
What makes things worse are the mixed messages being sent by hypocritical Hollywood actors, like Liam Neeson , who call for gun control while at the same time make millions waving guns around on the screen for hours at a time. 

Rev. Graham was not finished in his spiritual assessment of America as Christianity Today reveals:

Another area of concern that is weighing down on America’s moral compass, according to Graham, is the legalisation of same-sex marriage, which the evangelist strongly believes should not be allowed.
“God Himself has given us the institution of marriage—defined in His Word as between one man and one woman. In the next few days the US Supreme Court will be issuing their decision as it relates to same-sex marriage. Please pray that God will touch the hearts of these justices and that they will rule in accordance with His standards,” he said.
Graham urged fellow Christians to pray for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Antonin Scalia, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor so that they will make the right decision when the time finally comes.
Once again, he is right and President Obama is completely wrong.  Pushing a radical “gender confused” agenda from a tiny minority of people onto the rest of America is about as un-American as it gets.

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