“I don’t have any scientific information. I don’t have a stack of emails to read to you. But I have an opinion: I believe it was God. God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land who had been praying for this country.” – Franklin Graham at a Trump rally in Mobile, Alabama
I thought I would take a break for the rest of 2016 but I just couldn’t let this one go. For any of you that have followed my blog you know that I have a very strong opinion about the Alt-Right Reverend Franklin Graham, (Post #1, Post #2 and Post #3). You may have also gathered by now that they aren’t favorable opinions at that.
The Apostle Graham hedged his bets during the election. He didn’t pick a winner, or support a particular candidate, although he did show some early love and hugs to a couple of them, not Trump mind you. Franklin simply sat on the sidelines exclaiming for all the world to hear that God would have His hands in this year’s election like no other. Doom was upon us, DOOM (cue the thunder), and the only way to prevent it from continuing was through the efforts of God casting His vote on our behalf. I didn’t get the memo.
I am not sure what Graham’s fall back strategy would have been if Clinton had won. I, for one, certainly wish it had happened. But never the less, rest assured given his flair for the dramatics, it would have been very entertaining for those of us unamused with his brand of the Christian faith.
“I only know what is. Also, I’m very big on what was. On what isn’t yet, I haven’t got a clue.” – George Burns, “Oh, God”
What’s funnier and even more shallow is how both Graham and Trump have seized on this glorious atonement. Graham proclaims it from high atop his Facebook mountain, and Trump simply plays along, looking like the orange cat that ate the canary. I can think of no individual less likely to be have been God’s first draft choice for President than Donald Trump. I mean come on Bible thumpers what thread of Jesus do you see in Donald Trump’s shiny suits? What words of Christ do you hear this man utter? What traits of your Lord and Savior do you see in his actions? Help me out here, I dare you.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” – 1 Peter 3:3-4
“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” – 1 John 2:16
“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.” – Ecclesiastes 5:10
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” – Matthew 6:24
I realize that I have simply grabbed verses out of the biblical sky to make a point without any context (I hate when the anti-gay crowd does this with Paul) but these verses are pretty straight forward and for me very clear. I challenge any of you good christian Trump supporters to find a sentence or verse, with context, in your Bible that predicted the American people would elect an egotistical, narcissistic, thin-skinned, money loving saviour like Donald Trump. I have one;
“They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can wage war against it?” The beast was given a mouth to speak arrogant and blasphemous words, and authority to act for forty-two months.”- Revelation 13:4-5
Why forty-two months rather than forty-eight? I am almost too cared to find out.
“This is one of the most exciting nights of my life. Make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump!” – David Duke, former KKK grand wizard