Franklin Graham Defends Trump, Blames Satan for Charlottesville Unrest
The president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, Franklin Graham, defended President Donald Trump from critics saddling him with blame for the deadly clash that erupted at a white nationalist protest event in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend and blamed "Satan" for being "behind it all."
"Shame on the politicians who are trying to push blame on President Trump for what happened in #Charlottesville, VA. That's absurd. What about the politicians such as the city council who voted to remove a memorial that had been in place since 1924, regardless of the possible repercussions? How about the city politicians who issued the permit for the lawful demonstration to defend the statue? And why didn't the mayor or the governor see that a powder keg was about to explode and stop it before it got started?" Graham asked in a statement on Facebook....
Joel Gunter & Roland Hughes wrote: Zyahna Bryant, teenage activist I had to write a school paper about something I could change and I had been thinking about public spaces in Charlottesville. I thought it was important to draw attention to how Confederate imagery is violent and what it represents for people of colour. Eventually I turned my paper into a petition.
Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville councillor and former deputy mayor When I first started talking about moving the statues, people were livid, they hated hearing about it. I started getting racist abuse - "We're going to get you nigger," that kind of thing....
In the year since, some residents have attempted to reckon with the legacy of that weekend and the racial inequality that persists in the city. Others have sought to consign the violence of last summer to the past, in an effort to restore to Charlottesville a lost reputation as a peaceful, progressive place - 2014's official Happiest City in America.
--[URL=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44619374]]]Charlottesville remembered: 'A battle for the soul of America'[/URL]
I hope Charlottesville will keep things under control if they get a lot of visitors to town this time for the anniversaryāš
Nete, or for that matter, blame Trump's behavior on Satan? God holds everyone responsible for their own behavior--at least Rosie O'Donnell or Trump's anyway.
While both Franklin Graham and Bill Moyers are Baptists, Bill Moyers comes closer to being a proper Christian. Who knows? Both may believe in the five Solas and scrape by for being Christians. I still think that Bill Moyers makes a more positive contribution, however.
Bill Moyers wrote: [Short YouTube]ā
--[URL=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zFL7tt-Pp1Y]]]Bill Moyers: Instead Of A 'Soul,' Donald Trump Has An 'Open Sore' [/URL]
Jim Lincoln wrote: I wish Missouri kept its white racists at home Charlottsville didn't need this fellow, neither did Nebraska! --[URL=https://tinyurl.com/ya6baa2m]]]FBI accuses white supremacist of terror attack on Amtrak train in rural Nebraska[/URL].
If FG blames Satan for the people's behavior in Charlottsville, then why doesn't Graham blame Satan for Rosie's behavior?
I don't get it! Satan is behind the behavior of the people only in Charlottsville. They are not responsible for their actions according to FG.
Rosie girl. You're on your own. You personally have a hell to face.
I wish Missouri kept its white racists at home Charlottsville didn't need this fellow, neither did Nebraska!
Lori Pilger wrote: The FBI says an armed 26-year-old Missouri man who breached a secured area to stop an Amtrak train in southwest Nebraska in October has links to a white supremacist group and expressed an interest in "killing black people," according to court documents unsealed Wednesday....
--[URL=https://tinyurl.com/ya6baa2m]]]FBI accuses white supremacist of terror attack on Amtrak train in rural Nebraska[/URL].
It's a good thing that the folks in the Northwest made a quick right moveā
CBS News wrote: ...Native American lawmakers in Montana sent a letter to the city requesting that it remove the fountain, which they said stood for segregation, secession and slavery. The memorial is thought to be the only Confederate monument in the upper Rockies.
A strange place for a Confederate fountain --- Montana
ABC News Radio wrote: Collins, who will be the first black mayor of Helena, also advocated earlier this year for a Confederate fountain to be removed after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
āI donāt want this community to be the breeding ground for white nationalists and white supremacists,ā said Collins.
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This new mayor apparently wouldn't agree with you, John. The vote is still out on the greatness of Robert E Lee as an American.
Jim Lincoln wrote: It seems like it was almost like an afterthought by President Trump's chief of staff to bring up Robert E Lee? --[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ycgbm2c4]]]Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee [/URL]
I believe that Robert Edward Lee was a great American just on the basis that liberals are against Lee. I like the Confederate flag just on the basis that liberals do not like the confederate flag. Anything liberals are against I am for.
It seems like it was almost like an afterthought by President Trump's chief of staff to bring up Robert E Lee?
ABC News Radio wrote: āI would tell you that Robert E. Lee was an honorable man,ā Kelly said in an interview on Fox News Monday evening. āHe was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now itās different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand."
Major cities and institutions across the country have opted to remove or relocate Confederate-era statues this year, with many calling them symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/ycgbm2c4]]]Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly discusses Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee [/URL]
Trump&White America needs to be brave, they need to stand up against this latest attack on the Black community by the likes of Black Lives Matter ā to be unafraid to face the condemnation of the powerful but morally reprehensible liberal elites and mainstream media pushing these lies.
Necklacing by Obama hero Mandela targeted mostly blacks-
sobering to contemplate as we now deal with the aftermath of the "horrific murders of law enforcement officers in the name of Black Lives Matter in Dallas, Texas: this was mission accomplished for Black Lives Matter, not an aberration.
The violence and hate-filled messages pouring out of Black Lives Matter seek exactly this kind of bloody resolution, or revolution, though they cannot admit it in polite society. Even as celebrities clamor over themselves to demonstrate their fealty to the hate group, they align themselves with one of the most destructive groups to the well-being and justice for black Americans that exist today.
We are as afraid to point out the obvious, that the sniper attack by Micah Johnson in Dallas, who according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown was āupset about Black Lives Matter,ā is just as tied to this domestic hate group as the Orlando terrorist was to radical Islam" -Sherrif David Clark
Perhaps someone needs to paint a huge mural or build a huge monument to all those who fought in the Civil War. Somewhat on the scale of the 911 Memorial listing the names of those who died at the hands of those who think they can murder with impunity.
Or make even a humongous jigsaw puzzle, with the faces of the deceased loved ones, where we all can participate in putting the pieces together. Have protesters of all sorts participate so they can feel a great sense of loss experienced by all.
If we got just a glimpse of how many lives died and die even now needlessly, perhaps our conscience will be pricked again into reality.
And lets all stop participating in accentuating negativity. There are those of us who are willing to talk with anyone willing to solve issues our children will otherwise face.
Jesus is the only hope for our country. I support our President on the moral desicions he has tried to make. He isn't perfect in his ways but there has been only one and again his name is Jesus. Sin is to blame and Satan is the instigator and orchestrater.
Jesus is the only hope for our country. I support our President on the moral desicions he had tried to make. He isn't perfect in his ways but there has been only one and again his name is Jesus. Sin is to blame and and Satan is the instigator and orchestrater.
Note page 61-68 and Lincoln's N***g*r term twice in a liberal area. And people wonder at defacement today of his shrine ? Waaayy worse than anything summoned up for Lee. - and that was what got Bennet angry - how does a guy with so many rotten quotes easily dredged up get lionized the same way KKK Grand Kleagle Byrd gets 100 buildings named for him.
it helps give perspective to those angry at long term racism & at those whose heros are attacked as though they were worse than Lincoln or Jackson or Grant or Sherman etc.
One thing I remember from the first time I read thru these debates, and listened to reenactments - Lincoln was proud of his plan to deport all the blacks to Liberia! He mentions it a lot in these debates. When the reenactment was commented on from cspan , a number of people said they were surprised just how open he was. Talk about Trump wanting to ship people back - look at Abe!
Ivan Karamazov wrote: @Ignominous- where do you get your information?
1- I read the Lincoln/Douglas debates ( public free documents - shocks moderns to read what Lincoln said) 2 -I also listened to them reenacted on c-span C-span had covered on Book Tv Thomas J. DiLorenzo -professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
I read that and took notes - then listened to some of his debates & lectures. - Waaay back in 1975 I read the text when Congress enacted a joint resolution reinstating Leeās U.S. citizenship in what could be considered a final act to heal Civil War wounds. The resolution praised Leeās character & his work to reunify the nation Then I listened to President Ford agree with both dens& Republicans. Those acts are easily found - -Lerone Bennett, Jr., Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln' s White Dream Bennett, was the executive editor of Ebony magazine for several decades Bought& read his iconoclastic book - Also-My mom was a poor ghetto area Detroit native- she trained me to have an anti-racist bias. - then- I looked at Andrew Jackson- sad Indian genocide -what he did-
Good for Graham to come out with this declaration, though it won't make it into the mainstream media, because it does not blame Trump. Maybe we can change that to the 'blame Trump' media. Every negative thing that happens is covered with that mindset. It makes you wonder about the past....how much of what we saw about the Vietnam War was also told to clean up the image of communists. Maybe I missed it, but I don't remember PBS covering the 'killing fields' of Cambodia, or the many others killed in Saigon when the communists rolled in. Not that it matters, today Vietnam is the top country producing cheap coffee, mostly used in instant coffee.