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Franklin Graham: The End Of The World Is Near, Thanks Obama (And The Gays)

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Reverend Billy Graham’s son Franklin has a dire prediction and warning for America. 

In 2010 President Barack Obama made a trip to North Carolina to attend a memorial service for the 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion. But first, he meet and prayed with Reverend Billy Graham, and his son, Franklin (photo, above.) 

“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 – or not, blaming President Obama for what he claims is the coming storm of Christian persecution, and calling for the resurrection 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 – 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. He also whelps, saying that gays recruit children for sex, then complains, wondering why Christians are being attacked.

LOOK: Franklin Graham Quits Wells Fargo For Supporting ‘Sin’ – Moves To Bank Sponsoring Miami Gay Pride

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.

“I believe the end is coming. I believe we are in the midnight hour as far as God’s clock is concerned or we may be in the last minutes, but of those last minutes it may be another hundred years, I don’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,” Franklin Graham said.

That rather lengthy denouncement of Americans was made on Monday, when Franklin sat down with the 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.

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“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.

“What’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.” 

“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 not – 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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LGBT Americans Are ‘Significantly Less Religious’ Says Gallup – Here’s Why

 

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Texas AG Ken Paxton’s office “dysfunctional” with child porn and shady political dealings

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is running for a third term in office while facing civil and criminal fraud charges for allegedly handly sketchy trade deals, giving office positions to donors, and trying to overturn the 2020 election.

However, a new Associated Press (AP) story paints Paxton’s office as highly political and dysfunctional.

Paxton’s office botched “Operation Fallen Angel,” an investigation that indicted six men on allegations of forcing teen girls to “exchange sexual contact for crystal methamphetamine.” Paxton’s office largely dropped the charges because they lost track of their key witness.

Another prosecutor said he quit Paxton’s office in January after supervisors pressured him to withhold evidence in a murder case, the AP wrote.

Eight of Paxton’s top deputies quit or were fired in autumn 2020 after they went to the FBI to accuse Paxton of using his office to help a donor who had employed a woman that Paxton admitted to having an extramarital affair with. The FBI’s investigation is ongoing.

The AP story notes that Paxton gave a senior role to a California attorney who gave him $10,000 to fight his 2015 securities fraud indictment. Paxton also hired Tom Gleason, a former police officer whose father donated $50,000 to Paxton’s legal defense. Gleason was given a job advising Paxton on child exploitation as well as Medicaid and voter fraud.

Gleason was fired less than two months into his new job. Paxton’s office didn’t explain why, but “three people with knowledge of the matter” told the AP that, during a work presentation at the agency’s Austin headquarters, Gleason played a video of “a man raping a small child” to highlight the difficult work facing child abuse investigators.

“It was met with outrage and caused the meeting to quickly dissolve,” the AP wrote. “Afterward, Paxton’s top deputy, Brent Webster, told staff not to talk about what happened.”

The AP also wrote that before Texas’ March primary elections, Amber Platt, a deputy over criminal justice cases, held a meeting asking lawyers in Paxton’s offices about which upcoming cases that would best help his reelection chances.

Despite all this, Paxton has a five-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Rochelle Garza.

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Russia is torturing civilians in camps around eastern Ukraine

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The Russian military has established 10 torture sites in the eastern city of Izium, Ukraine, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Torture is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions.

Eight men died killed under torture in Russian custody, the AP wrote. All but one were civilians.

Russian forces captured Andriy Kotsar, tied him up, and threw him for several days in a trench covered with wooden boards. They beat his legs and arms and smashed his knees with a hammer. They then took his ID and passport so that he would find it hard to prove his identity, get help, or escape.

Russian forces captured him two more times after that. The torture was worse both times, Kotsar said.

“Russian torture in Izium was arbitrary, widespread, and absolutely routine for both civilians and soldiers throughout the city,” the Associated Press investigation found. The torture included waterboarding and electrocution, among other pain-inducing methods.

Mykola Mosyaky, a 38-year-old Ukrainian soldier, was handcuffed, thrown in a pit of dirty water, and hung by the wrists until his skin went numb.

“They beat me with sticks. They hit me with their hands, they kicked me, they put out cigarettes on me, they pressed matches on me,” he stated. “They said, ‘Dance,’ but I did not dance. So they shot my feet.”

Dr. Yuriy Kuznetsov, an emergency room physician in Izium, said that Ukrainians are showing up to his hospital with torture-related injuries, including “gunshots to their hands and feet, broken bones and severe bruising, and burns.” The victims never say how they got their injuries, worried about retaliation if they do.

A father and son who were both tortured said they could hear women’s screams every night as Russian soldiers raped them in a nearby garage.

Russians showed one local woman the body of her battered, unconscious soldier husband, pressuring her to provide information that she knew nothing about.

At least 30 bodies taken from a mass grave in the city showed “visible marks of torture,” including “bound hands, close gunshot wounds, knife wounds, and broken limbs.”

“[Torture] serves three purposes,” said Rachel Denber of Human Rights Watch. “Torture came with questions to coerce information, but it is also to punish and to sow fear. It is to send a chilling message to everyone else.”

On September 30,  Russia held sham referendums in the eastern Ukrainian territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson. While the referendums sought to cede the territories to Russia, their outcomes were pre-determined by Russia as a way to basically lay claim to the territories.

The U.S. called the referendums illegal and also authorized an additional $12 billion in military aid to Ukraine.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said of the referendums, “Recently, someone somewhere held pseudo-referendums, and when the Ukrainian flag is returned, no one remembers the Russian farce with some pieces of paper and some annexations. Except, of course, law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. Because everyone who is involved in any elements of aggression against our state will be accountable for it. And I thank everyone who brings these moments of victory closer, who returns the Ukrainian flag to its rightful place on Ukrainian land.”

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Supreme Court refuses to protect Mike Lindell from a billion dollar defamation lawsuit

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The Supreme Court just started its new term, and among its first act, it refused to hear an appeal from Mike Lindell — the conspiracy theorist, supporter of former President Donald Trump, and MyPillow CEO — who wanted the court to throw out a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against him.

The lawsuit was filed by Dominion Voting Systems, a manufacturer of voting machines, to litigate against Lindell for his repeated claims that their machinery played a role in “stealing” the 2020 election from Trump. He made his claims on Fox News and various media and social media outlets.

In response to Dominion’s lawsuit, Lindell filed a countersuit accusing the voting machine company of using the court system to “silence Lindell’s and others’ political speech about election fraud and the role of electronic voting machines in it.”

His countersuit also accused the company of “waging lawsuit warfare on private citizens…under the auspices of ‘defending election integrity’…[rather than] fixing their notoriously and demonstrably insecure voting machines.” The lawsuit said the company had “embarked on a concerted, collective enterprise to extort silence from their dissenters or bring financial ruin on any and all who persist in speaking their minds.”

In August 2021, Lindell held a public “cyber symposium” which, he said, would show undeniable proof about how voting machines helped steal the 2020 election.

Rob Graham, a cyber expert who attended the symposium, said, “[Lindell] gave us experts NOTHING today, except random garbage that wastes our time.” Graham said the Lindell had promised to give cyber experts who attended the symposium “packet captures from the November 2020 election could be unencrypted to reveal evidence of voter fraud.” Graham said those packets were never provided.

Fox News refused to run advertisements about the symposium. Lindell was accused of using the symposium as nothing more than to try and maintain relevance and continue the narrative about the “stolen election.”

Several months after the 2020 election, Lindell claimed that Trump would return as president by August. 2021 Lindell said this would occur either through Supreme Court rulings or “two other bonus pathways” involving vote audits in states that Trump lost in 2020.

Lindell said that once the Supreme Court considers his evidence of voter fraud, the justices will unanimously rule 9-0 in favor of allowing Trump to become president once again.

Lindell was wrong.

 

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