By Franklin Graham — Revisionist Review Sept 1, 2017
Franklin Graham, the CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, counselor to President Trump, has issued a takedown of the far Left Southern Poverty Law Center’s attacks on Christian ministries as “hate” groups.
A hate group? Can you believe this – the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama, has labeled a number of Christian groups such as D. James Kennedy Ministries, and the Family Research Council run by my good friend Tony Perkins as ‘hate’ groups. “Why?” he asked on a Facebook post. “Simply because they hold to the teaching of God’s Word on moral issues such as homosexuality and same-sex marriage”
“They even speak disparagingly against Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman who was born into a Muslim family in Somalia and bravely speaks out against the dangers and oppression of women in Islam,” Graham marveled. “Because she dares to speak against what Islam has done to her and other women, she is being accused of hate speech! Incredible.
“As Kimberley Strassel said in the The Wall Street Journal, ‘If the SPLC doesn’t agree with your views, it tags you as a hater.’ The SPLC has the funding of Apple CEO Tim Cook and financial giant J.P. Morgan, and is a media favorite. Who is the real hate group here?” Graham asked.
SPLC’s designation of Christian ministries that promote traditional values as “hate groups” has played a role in two attempts at mass murder.
In June, SPLC supporter James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.; Zach Barth, a staff member for Congressman Roger Williams; former congressional staff member Matt Mika; and two U.S. Capitol Police officers at a practice for a charity baseball game in June. Read More