Franklin Graham is questioning President’s Obama’s professed Christian faith.
Graham appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday. Panelists asked him why he was so willing to agree that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is a Christian while doubting Obama’s confession.
“All I know is that under Obama, President Obama, the Muslims of the world he seems to be more concerned about them than the Christians that are being murdered,” said Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Graham went on to suggest that Obama aligns with Christianity for strategic purposes.
This isn’t the first time Graham has hinted at a disconnect between Obama and Christianity. He has made controversial comments in the past about Obama’s father being a Muslim, saying “the seed of Islam” in his blood.
“Under Islamic law, under shariah law, Islam sees him as a son of Islam because his father was a Muslim, his grandfather was a Muslim, his great-grandfather was a Muslim,” Graham said. “So under Islamic law the Muslim world sees Barack Obama as a Muslim, as a son of Islam. That’s just the way it works. That’s the way they see it. But of course he says he didn’t grow up that way, he doesn’t believe in that, he believes in Jesus Christ. So I accept that. But I’m just saying that the Muslim world, Islam, they see him as a son of Islam.”
Graham was then asked if he thought Obama was a Muslim. Graham said no, but he would not say Obama is not categorically a Muslim because Islam has gotten a free pass under his administration and the Islamists are taking control of the Middle East.
“People like Mubarak, who was a dictator, but he kept the peace with Israel. The Christian minorities in Egypt were protected. Now those Christian minorities throughout the entire Arab world are under attack,” Graham said. “Newsweek magazine last week, cover story, was the massacre of Christians in the Islamic world from Europe all the way through the Middle East, Africa, into Asia and Oceania. Muslims are killing Christians. And we need to be forcing, demanding, that if these countries do not protect their minorities, no more foreign aid from the United States. They are not protecting the minorities.”