Reverend Billy Graham’s son Franklin has a dire prediction and warning for America.Â
In 2010 President Barack Obama made a trip to North CarolinaÂ to attend a memorial service for the 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion. But first, heÂ meet and prayed with Reverend Billy Graham, and his son, FranklinÂ (photo, above.)Â
“Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Graham at his family home, according to Graham spokesman Larry Ross. He is the 12th president, dating back to Harry Truman, to meet with the so-called ‘pastor to the presidents,'” CNN reported at the time.
“I am pleased to have had President Obama in my home this afternoon,” Graham said in a statement, adding that Obama sought the meeting while on vacation in Asheville for the weekend. “My son Franklin and I enjoyed a brief visit with the president, followed by a time of prayer together.”
Today, Rev. Graham is 96, and his son Franklin has taken over his father’s business, but not his father’s optimism, evangelical charm, or success.
Instead, Franklin Graham terrorizes America with ridiculous attacks, including telling the media that he just “cannot say” if Barack Obama is a Christian â€“ or not, blaming President Obama for what he claims isÂ the coming storm of Christian persecution, and calling for the resurrectionÂ of the Moral Majority after President Obama was re-elected in 2012.
Graham also fear-mongers that in today’s America, Christians are the only ones who cannot publicly identify themselves â€“ never mind the transgender service members fighting for America in our military, never mind the gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of society who maybe can marry, but can also be fired if their bosses find out.Â He also whelps, saying that gays recruit children for sex, then complains, wondering why Christians are being attacked.
Recently, Wells Fargo released a beautiful 60-second ad depicting a lesbian couple trying to learn sign language so they can adopt a young deaf girl. Franklin Graham labeled that “sin,” then announced to the world, via Facebook, that he was pulling all the Graham accounts from Well Fargo, and moving to BB&T bank. Karma spoke, and Graham was informed by the LGBT media that BB&T bank very generously is a supporter of Miami Gay Pride and other LGBT events.
Now, Graham is announcing the apocalypse.
â€œI believe the end is coming. I believe we are in the midnight hour as far as Godâ€™s clock is concerned or we may be in the last minutes, but of those last minutes it may be another hundred years, I donâ€™t know, but when you see how quickly our country is deteriorating, how quickly the world is deteriorating morally, especially under this administration, we have seen that it has just taken a nosedive off of the moral diving board into the cesspool of humanity,â€ Franklin Graham said.
That rather lengthy denouncement of Americans was made on Monday, when FranklinÂ sat down with theÂ Family Research Council. It was during that interview that Graham called for the boycott of Wells Fargo and other corporations that support “sin.” And it was during that interview that Graham blamed the End of Days of President Obama, and gay people.
“We have turned our back as a nation on God, and we used to be a nation that respected god, and listened to the religious leaders of this country,” Graham told FRC’s Craig James, in an apparent lament that his father was far more popular and powerful than he has ever been.
Graham encouraged churches to “preach the gospel and take a stand against wickedness,” and then said “of course we love” gay and lesbian people, but added one caveat.
“We should love them enough to warn them that if you don’t repent and turn from sin and receive Christ into their hearts and into their lives they will spend eternity in hell.”
Of course, there was more.
â€œWhatâ€™s happening is we are seeing in churches, where churches are accepting gay and lesbian couples who are living in sin, living the gay lifestyle, not repenting and the church is letting them in. This is so dangerous and it is going to destroy our church in this country if this continues.â€Â
“God is going to judge this world one day and I believe that judgment is coming soon,” Graham claimed. “I think that maybe this next election is the most important election in the history of this nation,” Graham said, warning that if America doesn’t elect men and women of god, “we’re going to lose this country.”
Franklin Graham’s attacks seem to be becoming more and more transparent. His father was highly respected and powerful, he is not. A half-century ago, America held men like his father on a pedestal, today, we do notÂ â€“ not that Franklin was ever worthy of that same level of support and respect.
In short, “we’re going to lose this country,” means, old white Christian conservatives are going to lose this country.
Someone should tell Franklin Graham they already have.
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DOJ Served Trump With Grand Jury Subpoena for Classified Documents Months Before FBI Raid: Report
The U.S. Dept. of Justice served Donald Trump with a grand jury subpoena months before the FBI raided the former President’s Mar-a-Lago home Monday, according to a right wing media outlet.
News of the existence of the grand jury subpoena being served on Trump months ago comes from Just the News, a website created by John Solomon. Solomon is a longtime journalist who in 2019 was labeled by The Daily Beast as “the Trumpian right’s favorite ‘investigative reporter,'” and the “Trump-friendly scribe” whose “Biden-Ukraine conspiracies were cited multiple times in the whistleblower memo.”
“Many of his co-workers are ashamed to be associated with him,” The Daily Beast reported, citing “his questionable reporting, which often seems specifically tailored to stoke the flames of right-wing paranoia.”
Solomon on Thursday writes: “Two months before his Florida home was raided by the FBI, former President Donald Trump secretly received a grand jury subpoena for classified documents belonging to the National Archives, and voluntarily cooperated by turning over responsive evidence, surrendering security surveillance footage and allowing federal agents and a senior Justice Department lawyer to tour his private storage locker, according to a half dozen people familiar with the incident.”
If accurate, that’s news.
“Very clearly not the intention of that John Solomon article, but it inadvertently reflects very well upon the Justice Department,” NBC News Justice reporter covering the DOJ, Ryan J. Reilly observes. “A subpoena was issued to the former president of the United States and it held for nearly three months, until Trump’s own team publicly disclosed it!”
National security and civil liberties journalist Marcy Wheeler adds: “Here’s what propagandist John Solomon says FBI had reason to believe Trump didn’t turn over in the original 15 box collection of stolen documents: Correspondence with foreign leaders.”
She points to this section of Solomon’s article:
“The subpoena requested any remaining documents Trump possessed with any classification markings, even if they involved photos of foreign leaders, correspondence or mementos from his presidency.”
According to multiple news outlets, FBI agents carted away an additional 10 to 12 cartons on Monday, in addition to the 15 the National Archives was forced to travel to Mar-a-Lago to retrieve earlier this year.
Even Rupert Murdoch’s Trump-friendly New York Post on Tuesday reported a “showdown over the materials first erupted back in January when the National Archives said it had retrieved 15 boxes of White House records — including classified information — from Mar-a-Lago that Trump should have turned over when he left office. The feds took another 12 boxes of material on Monday.”
Watch: Beto O’Rourke Swears at Heckler for Laughing at Uvalde Deaths: ‘It May Be Funny to You … But It’s Not to Me’
Just like his speech in a sweltering Cleburne, Texas gymnasium Wednesday morning, it was also standing room only Wednesday night when Beto O’Rourke, positioned in the center of the room and surrounded by hundreds of people at a town hall in Mineral Wells, Texas, swore at a heckler who laughed when the former U.S. Congressman mentioned the Uvalde, Texas elementary school mass shooting.
“It may be funny to you, motherf—er,” shouted O’Rourke, a former Democratic Party presidential candidate now running to unseat GOP Governor Greg Abbott, “but it’s not funny to me.”
The tall 49-year old father of three shared his profane remarks to massive standing applause, cheers, and the waving of black and white signs that matched the candidate’s black Levi’s and white long sleeve woven shirt.
He didn’t miss a beat.
O’Rourke had passionately reminded the audience that it’s now been “eleven weeks since we lost 19 kids and their two teachers, shot to death with a weapon originally designed for use in combat, legally purchased by an 18 year old who did not try to obtain one when he was 16 or 17, but followed the law that’s on the books ladies and gentlemen, that says that you can buy not one, you could buy two or more if you want to. AR-15s, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and take that weapon that was originally designed for use on the battlefields in Vietnam to penetrate an enemy soldier’s helmet at 500 feet and knock him down dead up against kids at five feet.”
Out of nowhere, a laugh from someone in the audience, apparently near where a few people were holding up signs for Gov. Greg Abbbott.
“It may be funny to you, motherf—er,” the Democratic nominee shot back, “but it’s not funny to me.”
“We’re gonna make sure that our kids who are starting their school year that they don’t have to worry about somebody walking into their school with a weapon like this,” he continued amid the applause and cheers, “that we take common sense steps we find the common ground, Democrats or Republicans gun owners non-gun owners alike.”
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.@BetoORourke to a Greg Abbott supporter who laughed when the gubernatorial candidate mentioned the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: “It may be funny to you motherfucker, but it’s not funny to me.” #txlege
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 11, 2022
‘A Bunch of New Yorkers in Addition to George Soros’: Greg Abbott Accused of Antisemitism
Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott is facing a challenging re-election fight against Beto O’Rourke, the popular and charismatic former U.S,. Congressman and Democratic presidential candidate who is now his party’s gubernatorial nominee.
Texas voters have had to face mismanagement of the state’s electric grid, with hundreds of Texans dying in winter after the snowstorm that sent Senator Ted Cruz to Cancun, the horrific elementary school mass shooting in Uvalde, and Abbott spending millions of taxpayer dollars on anti-immigrant programs, including bussing migrants to Democratic-controlled cities like Washington, D.C. and New York City. Not to mention his support of the vigilante abortion ban and a “Don’t Say Gay” bill, his failed promise to end rape, and the fact that Texas leads the nation in mass shootings.
But none of that has stopped the 64-year old from doubling down on his conservative bonafides.
On Wednesday over at Fox News, Abbott engaged in what many are calling some old-fashioned antisemitism.
“We will explain to our fellow Texans that the Beto campaign is being aided by a bunch of New Yorkers in addition to George Soros, and that will do nothing but harm his campaign,” Abbott told Fox News host Harris Faulkner.
Greg Abbott: “We will explain to our fellow Texans that the Beto campaign is being aided by a bunch of New Yorkers in addition to George Soros, and that will do nothing but harm his campaign.” pic.twitter.com/23O6TtLwTO
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 10, 2022
George Soros, who is Jewish, is a Democratic philanthropist and one of the liberals most-hated by the right, in large part because he funds left wing causes.
He also donated $1 million to help elect O’Rourke governor.
Two weeks ago polls showed O’Rourke gaining ground, striking with five points of his entrenched Texas Republican rival.
And now Abbott is being blasted for what many are calling antisemitism over his Soros statement.
“In this context, ‘New Yorkers’ and ‘George Soros’ are both signifiers for the alleged Jewish elite who supposedly control the world. Abbott is peddling antisemitic conspiracy theory rhetoric,” says writer and human rights activist Leah McElrath.
“When they say ‘Soros’ and ‘New Yorkers,’ they mean Jews,” notes freelance writer Henry Schulman. “It’s an old dog whistle and a code all the Trump-humping Nazis and their sympathizers understand. So add a new adjective besides ‘fascist’ in front of Abbott’s name. It’s ‘anti-Semitic fascist.'”
Others were even more direct.
“Just say Jews you coward,” tweeted a columnist for The Forward, Alex גדעון בן װעלװל.
“‘The bespectacled, bagel-eating, gefilte fish-slurping, globalist intelligentsia from the Upper West Side’ is what he’s trying to say, although the specifics of who that is maddeningly unclear,” mocked Aki Pertiz, an intel and national security expert. “Also, doesn’t Soros live in NY state? Why single him out hmmmmm.”
Former Chicago Tribune editor Mark Jacob explains: “Right-wing code is pretty simple. ‘New York’ and ‘Soros’ = Jewish. ‘Chicago’ = Black people.”
Former Governor of Vermont, DNC Chair, and 2004 presidential nominee Howard Dean blasted Abbott, comparing him to the Hungarian dictator and, some say, fascist.
“Abbott has become just another GOP whack job. He sounds like victor Orban,” Dean wrote.
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