For those of you who don’t know, the Pentagon has dis-invited Rev. Franklin Graham to speak at the National Day of Prayer. The claim is that Graham was dis-invited for saying that Islam is an evil religion. Graham made this statement 9 years ago shortly after members of that religion attacked our country by flying hijacked airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon. When that was brought up in the following interview, it’s nice to see that Graham does not back down. He said Islam “is what it is.” I agree. Islam is evil.
He also points out that there are those minority members of that religion who get to observe Ramadan at the Pentagon, so why is he being excluded? You might even ask, what about all the Imans of Islam that teach that Christianity is filled with infidels. But alas, any of that are lost on the politically correct, leftist reporter from CNN.
Kudos to Graham for standing up for the truth. Islam is evil and Graham should be allowed to speak at the Pentagon. Just because his views may be controversial to some, should not bar him from access especially since he is the honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer.
Now, I know in an earlier post I said I really don’t care about the National Day of Prayer. That has not changed. But I do care about the freedom and rights of fellow believers. Since the Pentagon is going to have a celebration, I don’t believe it is right to exclude Graham because of his views of Islam. He has a right to those views and it should not be the Pentagon’s right to exclude him because of those views. While it is not right for government to endorse a particular religion, it is also not right to exclude a particular religion, or one who holds to it.
Just a further thought. Graham is really being honored for his stand for Christ, by Christ. Any time we face persecution because of the name of Christ, we are truly blessed. The world rejected Christ, therefore we should expect to rejected as well. Not that we don’t stand up for our rights, but we count the blessing in the midst of it as well.