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Donald Trump made a number of hate-filled and inaccurate comments about Muslims, and proposed some extreme policies on the back of those comments. This came to our attention in the United Kingdom because one of the things he claimed, entirely erroneously, was that parts of London were so radicalized that they had become no-go areas […] Read More

Three outspoken Americans recently fed the storyline that charity is the solution to solving social problems.   When Catholic scholars charged that House Speaker John Boehner’s social service budget cuts were at odds with the Catholic Church’s moral teachings about caring for the poor, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly jumped to Boehner’s defense.   “All […] Read More

Evangelist Franklin Graham blessed a Donald Trump presidential candidacy on Easter Sunday morning but has yet to criticize Trump for his F-bomb outburst in Las Vegas a few days later.   During a nine-minute interview on ABC, TV journalist Christiane Amanpour asked Graham if he favored Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney and Trump for president.   […] Read More

(RNS) So, according to the long-form birth certificate released by the White House on Wednesday (April 27), Barack Hussein Obama II was born at 7:24 p.m. on Aug. 4, 1961 at Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital, 6085 Kalanianaole Highway, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii. Phew! Glad that’s settled. Or at least it seemed to be settled for […] Read More

On Sunday, evangelist Franklin Graham argued that President Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States, even though numerous independent fact-checkers have debunked that claim as erroneous.   The White House quickly condemned Graham’s attack.   Graham, son of the famed evangelist Billy Graham who served as the spiritual adviser to several […] Read More

Unchecked falsehood multiplies mendacity and quickly becomes an acceptable truth.   One persistent falsehood is that Islam is by definition a violent religion. Call it the Franklin Graham Falsehood.   Remember that Graham defined Islam as “a very violent religion.” He said it was a wife-beating and child-killing religion.   When denied an opportunity to […] Read More

The U.S. Army made the right decision to prohibit Franklin Graham from speaking at a prayer event scheduled in May at the Pentagon, an event organized by a group of mostly Christian Right leaders of which Graham is the honorary chair.   The prohibition resulted from Graham’s continuous hostile and insulting statements about Islam.   […] Read More

Evangelist Franklin Graham recently attacked Islam as “a very violent religion” and argued that Americans could not practice “true Islam.” His comments, made last month on CNN, were criticized by Baptist leaders involved with a national effort to promote dialogue between Baptists and Muslims.   During the Dec. 10, 2009, broadcast of Campbell Brown’s program […] Read More

Franklin Graham and former Southern Baptist Convention President Jerry Vines called Jerry Falwell a “prophet” during a 90-minute funeral Tuesday at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. According to the Lynchburg News & Advance, the line outside the church started forming at 1:30 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. it stretched nearly a quarter mile, waiting […] Read More

A Kentucky educator criticized evangelist Franklin Graham for bashing public schools in a letter promoting a program aimed at equipping youth to share their faith. Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, began a June letter promoting a new ministry called “Dare to be a Daniel” like this:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns […] Read More