An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

I admire this “small town pastor” – he is my idea of a true man of god: “I am struggling, too, with your claim that Donald Trump is a champion (albeit an unlikely one) for religious freedom. What freedoms are we talking about here, Frank? The freedom to lie with impunity? The freedom to grab young girls by the genitals? The freedom to discriminate against people of color in the sale and rental of real estate? The freedom to refer to women as “dogs,” “fat pigs,” and “ugly”? The freedom to call your opponents “idiots,” “losers,” “liars” and “frauds”? The freedom to slander people with accusations of criminal conduct based on absolutely no evidence? By my count, the above violate at least four of the Ten Commandments (you will find those in the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy-both in the Bible). If Donald Trump is the champion of American Christianity, God save it from its enemies!”

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Dear Frank

Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that your Decision America Tour took a detour off the beaten path to call upon us “small community churches.” We are nothing if not small. We seat 30-40 on a good Sunday. And we are a century old fixture of our small community. Most often we are overlooked and overshadowed by mega-churches and politically influential religious voices like your own. We don’t hold a candle to an auditorium filled with the music of a one hundred voice choir led by professional musicians. We probably will never be recognized in any nationally syndicated media. After all, we don’t do anything really “newsworthy.” We just preach the good news of Jesus Christ; love one another the best we can (which sometimes isn’t…

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4 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

  1. This so needed to be said and published honestly….thank you Mira, it is as if people have blinders on and cannot see the “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, the con man, the fool…..may ministers of all faiths have eyes to see and ears to hear…..Blessings – Shukria

    • Yes, but after seeing so many so deeply lost, all I feel I can do is to share my own feelings and views honestly – they do not change, most of the time, and we end up wasting so much precious time and energy. Much love, Antoinette!

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