Franklin Graham TARGETED by Extreme Religious Left Over Trump Support

AND NOW THIS: More than 22,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Rev. Franklin Graham to be fired from his leading roles at the Christian humanitarian organization Samaritans Purse as well as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association because of his support for former President Donald Trump, SAYING:

“It’s no wonder the failed coup [at the U.S. Capitol] featured crosses and ‘Jesus saves’ banners and flags…..Graham and the religious right must be held accountable for their deadly dishonesty.” Paul Saber, who serves on the board of directors for both organizations, told McClatchy News in a statement Tuesday that Faithful America “fabricated this lie that (Graham) incited violence at the Capitol.”

Are we to grasp that this petitioner says that anything about God and Jesus is WHY the Capitol was breached? According to Rev. Nathan Empsall of “Faithful America“:

“Graham gets away with his hatred and conspiracy-theories by hiding behind the humanitarian work of Samaritan’s Purse and his late father’s name,” Faithful America said in the petition. “It’s time for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to realize that by propping up Franklin’s unchristian extremism, they are abandoning their Gospel missions, undermining democracy, and helping incite white-nationalist sedition.” The petition encourages board members to fire Graham or resign in protest.

AND ACCORDING TO INFLUENCE WATCH: Faithful America was established to resemble a “religious version of MoveOn.org.” Faithful America serves as a forum for petitions which promote progressive social policies, using a grassroots network of members across the United States. In 2007, Faith in Public Life, a left-of-center, tax-exempt charity, acquired Faithful America. After this acquisition occurred, Faithful America leaders met with then-Iranian regime president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and issued demands to the U.S. and Iranian governments to engage in “direct face-to-face talks” and to stop using “enemy images” of one another. In 2009, Faithful America joined in an ad campaign to support socialized medicine, using biblical framing.That same year, FA activists erected a large ark on the National Mall to frame climate change using religious imagery.

Rev. Nathan Empsall must be a true God hater, an atheist to the utter core to direct his hate to a man that helps everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, during natural disasters. HIS FATHER Billy Graham has been in the White House more than most Americans for decades. THIS minister will tell you that Rev. Nathan Empsall seeks a way that is NOT God’s and He is not pleased with attacking his elect. Also, dear petitioner, the next time you suffer a natural disaster, call Ghost Busters, call Pelosi, call a cab….but do not call the man of God YOU hate. This is out of hand. If you happened to be in DC for the rally, or you publicly supported Trump, you are targeted, doxxed, until you lose your job and business. It somehow appeases liberal left-wing extremists to see your life erased.

So-called “Faithful America” is literally about EVERYTHING the true church is against. It would be apparent they have misplaced their Bible and reasonable good sense.

Abortion and the Church, Episcopal 2.0

Ms. Ragsdale has not been quiet about her beliefs, particularly “abortion is a blessing” and has been actively supporting abortionists for over 35 years. She has driven minor girls to abortion appointments behind their parent’s back and without apology. We wonder how many pedophiles and child sex traffickers she has enabled in her many years of abortion philanthropy.

And this is a Christian? How can one discern a Christian woman any longer when the benchmark this low? This is a social justice gospel, and would be apparent that Jesus was not needed as a sacrifice for sins, just a prop to soothe the sensitive seeker into the grand doors.

While researching this project, we could not find any Position Papers or the like regarding abortion and the Episcopal Church, but we did find this: “In 1994, the 71st General Convention of the Episcopal Church reaffirmed that all human life is sacred from its inception until death and that all abortion is regarded as having a tragic dimension. “While we acknowledge that in this country it is the legal right of every woman to have a medically safe abortion,” the resolution stated, “as Christians we believe strongly that if this right is exercised, it should be used only in extreme situations. We emphatically oppose abortion as a means of birth control, family planning, sex selection, or any reason of mere convenience.” Please refer to the first paragraph.

Emphatically oppose abortion? Have they met Ms. Ragsdale? The “extreme situation” is their true stance on abortion – even to minor girls – and the Episcopal priest herself:

“The Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, a member of RCRC’s (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) Council of Governors, welcomed the gathering with assurances that the religious community is behind them. “You can’t sustain a movement on outrage,” she said. “We are here to support the [abortion] providers, politicians, women and activists, and let them know that we respect them for their work and their commitment.” Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, added that a punk rock concert was held in Washington April 24 to enlist young people in the movement.”

Since our original research regarding Abortion and the Church, Ms. Ragsdale went on to bigger and better things with the blessing of her denomination:

The “Very” Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, is the President & CEO of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). Rev. Ragsdale was the Interim President and CEO of NAF from September 2018 – October 2019. Prior to joining NAF, she was the President and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, and Senior Fellow at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. Prior to assuming the presidency of EDS, Ragsdale was Executive Director of Political Research associates and Vicar of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Pepperell, MA. After leaving EDS, Ragsdale served as Managing Partner at RNL Associates LLC. [NAF]

“Using the word ‘baby’ is a manipulative lie…..a fetus is not a baby”, and she goes on to call the baby a ‘proleptic hope’. See the rest in the video below.

Friends, the Episcopal Church has not denounced Ms. Ragsdale’s unhinged, radical abortion stance. How much more can the Church endure when there is no Jesus, no accountability, no love for all human people? 

Words are important. Manipulation of them when discussing the humanity of unborn life is criminal. 

Sign of the times…really bad times.

As I’ve said, I am not, nor ever have been an Episcopalian. However, this particular denomination is a kind of benchmark on the ‘faith pulse’ of the church world in the United States…much like how Rick Warren is taking Christianity and wringing it out like a wet rag.

What’s going on? The Episcopal Church has had an uprising with ordaining gays in committed relationships, not just plain ol’ gays, but ones that have a significant other. Somehow that makes it better or worse? Episcopalians declared gays and lesbians eligible for “any ordained ministry, in a vote at the Episcopal General Convention this week.

“God has called and may call” gays in committed relationships to “any ordained ministry” in the Episcopal Church, the resolution says. That is according to Man, not according to the Bible.

There is a bottom line….be patient.

The Bible has clearly said that God considers homosexuality an impurity, a stench, an abomination. However, the homosexual community says that the ‘thorn in the flesh’ of the Apostle Paul was homosexual perversion, even though there is no evidence that points to that. It’s just wishful thinking on their part. The Scripture clearly states in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10:

7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.  8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong,” KJV.

Simply, this bit of scripture says that we are to not exalt ourselves in overcoming sin; we are to look to Christ and the Cross only. There is NOTHING regarding the Apostle Paul being a homosexual. Then the homosexual community says that since the New Covenant, all is under Grace, even homosexual perversion. NOT even close. The Scripture says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10:

9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God,” KJV.

There is forgiveness for homosexuality, not acceptance.

The bottom line is this: The Episcopal Church ordains gays like Katherine Ragsdale who is a practicing lesbian that takes minor girls to abortion clinics. What the Episcopal Church has done is set a benchmark for radical gays and lesbians to have their say in the pulpit regarding acceptance in all things, including homosexual perversion and abortion. They may have their pulpit now, but they will taste death and be in the depths of hell if they do not repent.

When the Rapture happens, many will remain – standing right behind the pulpit.

Okay, one more time…

What is with the Episcopal ‘Church’? No wonder God has moved his hand off of the denomination.

The AP states that Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says it’s ‘heresy’ to believe that an individual can be saved through a sinner’s prayer of repentance, “That individualist focus is a form of idolatry, for it puts me and my words in the place that only God can occupy.” Understand, Schori is more interested in ‘healing our planet earth’ than seeing souls saved from a fierce Hell.0102_bishop_schori There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin sick soul – not a woman with a collar on with three or four degrees to back her up.

Here we go again…Salvation is so easy to understand, but it takes a huge denomination to try to disprove and ruin it and replace it with their own pomp and circumstance garbage that is not of God. And what’s sad is that these congregations believe that practicing rites and rituals ordained by an organization will get them into Heaven.

Nothing can be further from the truth. You cannot sanctify yourself without Christ. If you have ever come within a hundred miles of a Bible you know how far off in left field the Episcopal Church has gone. How can you take Jesus out of the equation and expect Salvation?

Can one take a denomination seriously that ordains open gays, approves of abortion and marries homosexuals? It’s a circus and clowns like Katharine Schori and Katherine Ragsdale are running it.

Ms. Schori also said that the view of a ‘sinner’s prayer’ is caricatured by insisting that salvation depends on reciting a specific verbal formula about Jesus. No. NO. Salvation depends on a heart change, to profess a revelation of Jesus Christ and that He died for us, ALL OF US, in spite of what and who we are. THAT is Grace and Mercy.

What Ms. Schori and Ms. Ragsdale teach their congregations will send them straight to Hell along with those that they lied to.

John 14:6 says, “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

If you don’t choose your Eternity, it will be chosen for you.

The Rite Way

Reverend Nina Churchman of the Episcopal Dynasty, states, “The Episcopal Church, by resolution, has long held that women have the freedom to choose an abortion. It is not considered a sin….God, unlike what the liturgy states, also rejoices that women facing unplanned pregnancies have the freedom to carefully choose the best option – birth, adoption or abortion – for themselves and their families.” No…my God says NO.Episcopal_shield

Since the ordaining of women in the Episcopal Church, these ‘women’ have been emasculating men to the point of rather having a lesbian or a gay man to be ‘priest’. These women have no need of a man, thus no need of his seed. This is NOT the way God set things up but this so-called church has no problem not only emasculating men, but God as well. It’s taught in their ‘divinity schools’. These women march for abortion rights as well as being a part of the total emasculation of men, the National Organization of Women. Men can’t be men anymore, men do not have rights anymore, it’s an unnatural scheme that is not of God, AT ALL. Again, read your Bible; not the Episcopal by-laws and doctrine.

The Episcopal Church considers itself between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. When I was a Catholic and saw a remark like this I would have said that the reason why you’d rather be Episcopalian is because you didn’t have the guts to make it as a Catholic. Now that I have finally given up the cult of Catholicism, I see a greater light…they’re both incorrect and weak in doctrine (really none at all) and seek the sensitive parishioner.  Let me explain:

In an excerpt regarding church policy, “Its (Episcopal Church) resolutions on state issues the Episcopal Church has opposed the death penalty, and supported the civil rights movement and affirmative action. Some of its leaders and priests marched with civil rights demonstrators. The (Episcopal) church calls for the full civil equality of gay men and lesbians. Most dioceses ordain openly gay men and women; in some, same-sex unions are celebrated with services of blessing….On the question of abortion, the church has adopted a nuanced position.” Now, doesn’t that sound non-confrontational? Isn’t that blissfully ignorant?

So….death penalty, wrong; slaughtering children while still in the womb, okay. Ordaining lesbians with a penchant for abortion, okay. Hmm. The 1976 General Convention discouraged the use of ‘conversion therapy’ to “change” homosexuals into heterosexuals. As incredibly stupid as that sounds, at least at one point in time it was noted in the Episcopal Church that homosexuality was not of God. Also, a ‘Book of Common Prayer’ is used as a source of theology for Episcopalians rather than the Bible.

I’m getting off track….back to the abortion issue.

Regarding resolution 1994-A054Reaffirm General Convention Statement on Childbirth and Abortion’, “We (Episcopal Church) believe that legislation concerning abortions will not address the root of the problem. We therefore express our deep conviction that any proposed legislation on the part of national or state governments regarding abortions must take special care to see that the individual conscience is respected, and that the responsibility of individuals to reach informed decisions in this matter is acknowledged and honored as the position of this Church; and be it further Resolved, That this 71st General Convention of the Episcopal Church express its unequivocal opposition to any legislative, executive or judicial action on the part of local, state or national governments that abridges the right of a woman to reach an informed decision about the termination of pregnancy or that would limit the access of a woman to safe means of acting on her decision.”

You know, it used to be that one could seek asylum in a church. Now it’s nearly dangerous to step inside of some of them…a church, any church that believes in ANY form of abortion should not be a church anymore. Instead, be a community social club, or better yet, be a convenience store. At least you’ll be doing something constructive.