The enemies of Christ are legion, and the will complain about you. Franklin Graham preaches the gospel, and defends those who defend the gospel. But he must be banned. He has noted the pattern of destruction that is led to a scandal all the way to the Pope among the Catholic apostate clergy, and he calls it.
So he is a hate preacher. He must be stopped. This gives a message: you must be silent, and your silence as a win. They consider hate runs only one way, and promote a blasphemous gay Jesus.
Evangelical hate preacher Franklin Graham will be visiting Blackpool, England this weekend and the locals plan on letting him know he isn’t welcome. And they’ve come up with some innovate ways to show it.
Graham, the son of famous evangelist Billy Graham, has become known for his nonstop attacks on women, LGBTQ people, and Muslims. He is also one of the most vociferous supporters of the decidedly unChristian President Trump.
The Muslim Council of Britain has called on the government to ban Graham from the country, citing his record of using hate speech against minorities. Several local members of Parliament also petitioned government officials to revoke Graham’s visa “on the grounds that his entry and presence is not conducive to the public good.”
Since it looks likely Graham will be allowed into the country, the town is taking matters in it’s own hands. The local council announced it will light up Blackpool Tower in rainbow lights and fly a pride flag from the top of it.
“The council is a strong supporter of all equalities issues and we use the rainbow flag and its derivatives on a regular basis to demonstrate that support across the whole year,” a council spokesperson said.
But local LGBTQ organizations and welcoming churches plan a protest of a different sort. Along with inclusive services and other events, the groups will parade a four foot tall “carnival model” of Jesus wearing a rainbow sash through the town when Graham arrives.
Bil Browning (hat tip BGKB)
The world is going crazy. The elite want to destroy all, I have sympathy for the poor blokes and blokessess who think they can hide under the rainbow flag, because they do not need to fear the priest who burns that flag, but the Muslim allies du jour who would not merely preach against the sin but kill anyone aligned with it.
But the left are evil, and evil makes one stupid. Such are the times. But what, then are we to do?
19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
What then to do? James helps us here: for our most corrupt politicians had nothing on the Romans, who considered assassition a standard part of statecraft, and the pederasty that has damned too many Catholic priests acceptable, Besides, they did worse to their slaves, whom they could crucify at whim.
We are to bridle our anger and our tongue and do good. This challenges me, for my most besetting sin is wrath.
Besides, in a time of free speech, we are able to preach the gospel. This time is ending, and with it the ability of evangelists such as Graham to work unopposed. There will be appeals to the authorities, There will be those who will project their hatred onto us.
But we are called to be doers of the word. Our deeds, for good, hurt those aligned with evil. For our actions show that we are not them, nor like them.