One of the most amazing Christian pastors of today's world is Franklin Graham. The iconic preacher is the son of the late Billy Graham and he is doing a marvelous job at continuing his father's work of spreading the Gospel.
Recently, Graham made a major move by deciding to embark on a big bus tour. The 10-day-tour is traveling throughout the state of California. Graham is hosting major evangelical rallies and sharing the Good News of Christ.
However, Graham is also making headlines for what he is urging Christians to do in this day and age. He wants people to become more involved in politics!
“I’m encouraging pastors to become political activists,” the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show. "I’m not telling them how to vote. I’m not telling them what party to belong to,” Graham said. “Get out there and vote and be a spokesperson for God’s standards and moral issues that we face every day politically.”
He is also telling everyone that we need to get out and vote on election days. Right now, America is at a polarizing time. Politics has become a dividing line across the country and Graham is urging Christians to let their voices be heard.
“It’s important that Christians vote,” he said on my nationally-syndicated radio show. “I’m not working with the Republican Party or the Democrat Party. I haven’t talked to anybody in the parties. We are staying out of the politics part of it. But I do want Christians to vote.”
Some people have claimed Graham is simply trying to convert California to a "red" state. Graham says he is just spreading the message of Jesus above anything else.
“California is sinking. People are leaving this state. The tax base is eroding. They are turning their once beautiful cities into these sanctuary cities which are just a little picture of hell,” he said. “Just go to San Francisco and take a look at this once beautiful city and see what’s happened to it.”
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