“Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday. After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation.”
Franklin Graham tweet
Rev. Franklin Graham, the head of the non-profit Samaritan’s Purse, has been a steadfast supporter of President Donald Trump. He has stood by the short-fingered vulgarian’s side throughout every credible allegation of sexual assault, every outrageous lie, every racist comment and every other toxic word and action that’s antithetical to the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On January 6, 2020 millions of Americans were sickened when they witnessed Trump incite his followers to break down the doors of the Capitol and commit unspeakable crimes of murder, vandalism, theft and mayhem. I was so outraged that I wrote several essays condemning the insurrection, wanton violence and obscenely unchristian behavior, but Graham mildly rebuked Trump, saying:
“I don’t think it was the president’s finest moment.”
I am hardly surprised that Graham likened the 10 Republican representatives who voted to impeach Trump to Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. Where we see profiles in courage, Graham sees apostates who fail to recognize Trump as a messianic figure who can do no wrong.
On “Fox and Friends Weekend”, Graham asserted that only God can address the problems that America currently faces. I can bullshit on that assertion! It’s up to all Americans, believers and unbelievers alike, to acknowledge and address the problems facing America.
And Trump is the biggest problem facing America, and I applaud the ten Republican congresspersons who voted to impeach him. Trump isn’t the only problem facing America, white evangelical ministers who support the fascist-in-chief are complicit in his crimes, and we must condemn them in no uncertain terms.