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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:40 AM
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"Facebook and Twitter might play a significant role in the second coming of Christ."
:wtf: Posted with permission.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...


THE WRONG EASTER HEADLINER.... Given that it's Easter, it's not especially surprising that some of the Sunday morning talk shows would incorporate religious discussions into their public affairs discussions. But it is surprising when programs give a platform to those who don't deserve them.

ABC News sent out a press release the other day, noting the line-up for today's "This Week." It announced a problematic headliner.

This Easter Sunday, evangelical leader Franklin Graham, leader of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelist Association, sits down with Christiane Amanpour in a "This Week" exclusive. During this season of rebirth, has America lost its faith? And what is the role of God in government and politics?


Now, Franklin Graham is, of course, the son of legendary evangelical preacher Billy Graham. But he's also known for his controversial evangelical relief organization that sought to enter Iraq in 2003 to convert Iraqis to Christianity after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, and then lied publicly about how Samaritan's Purse operates.

Perhaps most notably, Franklin Graham is also known for hating Muslims. He famously denounced Islam as a "very evil and wicked religion" in 2001 -- and then again in 2006. A year ago this week, Graham appeared on Fox News and said Muslims can only be free if they worship Jesus Christ.

Indeed, Graham's most notable trait seems to be his capacity for making bizarre and offensive public remarks. A few weeks ago, Graham said the recent disasters in Japan may be evidence that the Second Coming is near, and according to advance releases from ABC, Graham will tell Christiane Amanpour how much he likes Donald Trump, and that Facebook and Twitter might play a significant role in the second coming of Christ.

There are plenty of credible, responsible voices in the American religious community, many of whom would be delighted to appear on "This Week" in honor of Easter. So why is Franklin Graham on my TV?


Steve Benen
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:43 AM
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1. Because being a fake shaman using imaginary sky wizards pays big bucks.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:44 AM
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2. You have to "follow" Jesus on Twitter, send him a friend request on FB.
:rofl:

These people are hysterical.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:53 AM
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3. Will the Returned Jesus (tm) come equipped with an iPad?
I'd like to know what kind of accessories He comes with before I buy. Is there a water-into-wine app? An Apostle app? A Redemption app?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:03 AM
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6. lol! Forward all suggestions to Franklin Graham.
:hi:
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:15 AM
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9. Only if he pays me a hefty consulting fee. Why should I give him my ideas for free?
I'm sure Franklin Graham doesn't give away any of HIS products for free!
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:55 AM
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4. There's a brilliant opportunity for a prank somewhere in there.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:18 AM
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10. May 21st. "Save the date!"
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:58 AM
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5. All I can say is..
... "sky cake"!
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:07 AM
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7. I had to unfriend Jesus he started to get annoying with his Farmville crap
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:21 AM
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12. Not to mention that His "miracle of the loaves and fishes" really messes with commodity prices.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:13 AM
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8. "So why is Franklin Graham on my TV?"
Because it is in someone's interest to maintain the mentality of religious fundamentalism?

Have you noticed that no one publicly questions fundie "conspiracy theories"????

Second Coming? Rapture? Anti-Muslim? All over radio and tv.

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mountainlion55 Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:21 AM
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11. jeebus save us
Religion is the crystal meth of the masses. Opium is to good to be associated with the masses! :evilgrin:
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dynasaw Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:48 AM
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13. Is Jesus on Facebook?
Brings a new twist to the old hymn "What a friend we have in Jesus."
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