Franklin Graham Tells Mayor Pete to Repent, Not Flaunt Being Gay

“One of the country’s most well-known evangelical Christians, Franklin Graham, said Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 2020 presidential candidate, should repent. Graham called homosexuality a ‘sin’ and ‘something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,’ in a tweet Wednesday. ‘Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian. As a Christian I believe the Bible which defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized. The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,’ Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, tweeted.”

The Charlotte Observer

Jesus Christ had volumes to say about the sins of pride, self-righteousness, greed and envy, but he didn’t have a single word to say about homosexuality.

The Old Testament prohibits many behaviors including wearing clothing made from mixed fabrics, letting your hair become unkempt, sleeping with another man’s slave ( I guess it’s kosher to sleep with your own slaves), getting tattoos, trimming your beard (lots of heathen millennials walking around), and men having sex with men and women having sex with women.

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

I don’t lose any sleep over my neighbors having unkempt hair, tattoos, or neatly trimmed beards, and I don’t give a rat’s as if they sleep with same sex partners. My duty as a Christian is to mind my own business, worry about the beam that’s in my eye, and show them the love of Christ.

The hypocrisy of Franklin Graham knows no bounds, he praises Donald Trump, who openly and brazenly flaunts the seven deadly sins, but goes ballistic over Pete Buttigieg because he’s a proud gay man.

Mayor Pete is a practicing Episcopalian who’s imbued with the Spirit of Christ, and his policies of universal health care, respect for immigrants, and support for welfare programs embody the teachings of Christ. Trump, on the other hand is the antitheses of everything Jesus taught.

Memo to Franklin Graham: A prophet should speak truth to power, you should be condemning Trump for demonizing immigrants, sexually assaulting women, marginalizing minorities and lying his fool head off.

If Graham makes it to heaven, by the skin of his teeth, he may discover that there’ a rainbow flag next to the throne of God.   Read More: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article229629454.html

Mayor Pete Buttigieg: A Gentleman and Scholar Imbued With the Spirit of Christ

“Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said during his interview with USA Today that it is hard to look at the actions of President Donald Trump and think he believes in God.

`I`m reluctant to comment on another person`s faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president`s actions and believe that they`re the actions of somebody who believes in God,` Buttigieg said.

`I just don`t understand how you can be as worshipful of your own self as he is and be prepared to humble yourself before God. I`ve never seen him humble himself before anyone. And the exaltation of yourself, especially a self that`s about wealth and power, could not be more at odds with at least my understanding of the teachings of the Christian faith,` he added.”

Mediaite

White evangelicals worship Donald Trump as the Messiah appointed by the Almighty to make America Great Again by restoring our nation to a time when Christianity ruled supreme, minorities knew their place, and women realized that their greatest contribution to society was having babies.

I certainly don`t view the short-fingered vulgarian as a Messiah or even a particularly religious person.

Politicians, especially during a campaign, consider commenting on another politician`s faith the third rail of politics.

But Mayor Pete, no fool, rushes in where angels fear to tread. He points out that the emperor isn`t wearing a stich of clothing, and certainly not a clerical collar. Mayor Pete is spot on, it`s hard to consider Trump`s racist comments, mean-spirited tweets, and evil policies, and come to the conclusion that he believes in God.

The essence of Christianity is to love God and to love your neighbor as you love yourself, and the Gospels elaborate that neighbors include social outcasts, the poor and strangers in the land (immigrants). Trump may love his neighbors who live in his tony zip code, but he expresses nothing but disdain and disgust for the working class and poor.

To be a Christian means to humble yourself before a deity who`s omnipotent and omniscient, and Trump a most imperfect man doesn`t humble himself before anyone or anything.

I don`t care for a politician who wears his religion on his sleeve, but by the same token liberals shouldn`t cede Christianity to white evangelicals.

White evangelicals pervert the teachings of the Bible and dedicate themselves to preaching against abortion and homosexuality. The Bible is silent on the subject of abortion, and Jesus didn`t have Jack to say about homosexuality.

I consider Mayor Pete`s humanitarian immigration policy, his health plan that benefits the poor and sick, and his gracious demeanor and I say to myself: Now there`s a real Christian.

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