Franklin Graham Explains Why He Left Republican Party

Franklin Graham caused quite a stir when he announced on Facebook that he was withdrawing support from the Republican party. It came right after the Republican-led Senate passed a budget supporting Planned Parenthood.  But Graham says in a latest post that his leave is about more than the spending bill--and that he's not out to hurt the Republican party. 



Graham shared in this Christian Post article, "Starting January 5th, I'm going to all the capitols, the state capitols, holding prayer meetings on the steps of the capitol and we start Des Moines, Iowa. I felt it was best for me not to be aligned to either party but to be an independent. If I'm going to stand there and ask for people to pray for this country, I don't want people to think he is just doing this for the Republicans. No, I'm not doing this for the Republican party. I'm doing this really for our country, to get people to begin to pray for our nation."

What do you think of Graham's new ambivalence toward political party and focus on prayer for America? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments! What party do you align yourself with?

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