The Lady Speaks

Add Franklin Graham to the list

At the rate we’re piling up bigoted, intolerant ‘Christian’ ministers, we’re going to have to build a retirement home just for them.

We’ll call it the ‘Hate Preach’ Home.

From baptists4ethics.com:

Evangelist Franklin Graham stood by remarks he made in 2001 calling Islam a ‘very evil and wicked religion’ in an interview aired Wednesday night on ABC’s “Nightline” program.

Graham, heir to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and head of the international relief agency Samaritan’s Purse, rebuffed offers by Muslim leaders to meet with him and try to get him to change his mind about Islam as attempts to ‘indoctrinate me.’

‘I know about Islam. I don’t need an education about Islam,’ he said. ‘I’ve been working in Muslim countries now for 40 years or more. So I know about Islam.’

‘If people think Islam is such a wonderful religion, then go to Saudi Arabia and make it your home,’ Graham said. ‘Just live there. If you think Islam is such a wonderful religion, go and live under the Taliban somewhere. Children, women cannot be educated, and if they weren’t dressed a certain way they were beaten. If a woman was caught in bed with another man they pulled them out into the street and shot them in the head with an AK.’

There are some sane Christians out there:

Robert Parham of the Baptist Center for Ethics said neither Robertson nor Graham ‘show much familiarity with the largest bulk of Jesus’ moral teachings which are found in the Sermon on the Mount.’

‘If they would hear and follow Jesus’ teachings, then they would halt their anti-Islamic diatribes,’ Parham said. ‘The Sermon on the Mount is crystal clear about peacemaking, loving enemies, doing good to others, striving after God’s kingdom and practicing discernment. Regrettably, fundamentalist Christians ignore the Sermon on the Mount, because it is not a manual for war-making, which is at the heart of Christian crusades.’

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March 18, 2006 - Posted by | Christianity, Islam, Religion

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