Earlier this morning, the Family Research Council hosted a pre-National Day of Prayer webcast featuring Franklin Graham, James Dobson, Harry Jackson, and Tony Perkins.
During their respective addresses, both Dobson and Graham warned those in attendance that Christianity was on the road to becoming illegal, with Dobson claiming that there are people in high places committed to eradicating every vestige of Christianity from the public square and Graham comparing the US to Communist Europe and China where Christians are not allowed to preach outside of the church walls, saying such restrictions are coming to America, probably in his lifetime:
In related new, it seems that Graham is miffed about being disinvited to the Pentagon’s Day of Prayer event and is now lashing out at President Obama, saying that if he doesn’t get the action reversed, “it will be a slap in the face of all Christians“:
If President Obama fails to intervene to allow controversial evangelist Franklin Graham to lead a National Day of Prayer event Thursday inside the Pentagon, “it will be a slap in the face of all Christians,” Graham said Tuesday.
And invited or not, he’ll stand in front of the Pentagon and pray, Graham said in an interview.
In an interview Tuesday with USA TODAY, Graham reiterated his belief that “Muslims do not worship the same ‘God the Father’ I worship.” He laughed at Hinduism’s many manifestations of God: “No elephant with 100 arms can do anything for me. None of their 9,000 gods is going to lead me to salvation.
“We are fooling ourselves if we think we can have some big kumbaya service and all hold hands and it’s all going to get better in this world. It’s not going to get better,” Graham said.
He also said Obama pays attention only to black charismatic and Pentecostal pastors, such as his spiritual adviser, Joshua Dubois. Dubois heads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which has dozens of advisers from a wide spectrum of denominations.
Still, Graham said, he “warned” Dubois that Obama is losing millions of “mainstream evangelicals” because he appears to be “soft on Islam” and he doesn’t stand up for the “rights of the historic Christian majority.”