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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:38 PM
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White House to Franklin Graham: You're "Preposterous"
After the evangelist (and son of legendary Billy Graham) played the birther card on ABC, Jay Carney curtly notes that he abused Easter Sunday.

By David Corn




Mon Apr. 25, 2011 12:54 PM PDT

The day after Easter, the Obama White House took a shot at one of the nation's more prominent religious leadersalbeit a careful and restrained shot.

For Easter Sunday, the producers of ABC's This Week thought it would be good programming to have host Christiane Amanpour chat with Franklin Graham, the evangelical leader and son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham.

Amanpour introduced Graham as a religious leader "who continues his father's crusades, preaching to millions of people around the world. He also serves as the president of Samaritan's Purse, an international aid organization that does relief work in the developing world with missionary zeal." She neglected to mention that Graham has called Islam "a very evil and wicked religion and that last year Graham was disinvited from a National Prayer Breakfast event at the Pentagon after his Islam-bashing became an issue. Nor did she note that last month Graham claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood has "infiltrated every level" of the Obama administration.

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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:40 PM
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1. The guy is an absolute asshole, over and over again! n/t
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:42 PM
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2. Mr. Graham thanks you for giving him all this free PR on DU :-) nt
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:57 PM
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4. preposterous is one of the nicer things one could call him, I suppose
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:42 PM
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5. also didn't mention the money he makes off of
"Samaritan's Purse"

He's a grifter.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:54 PM
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6. Grifter is maybe not a strong enough word when describing what he
does with the Samaritan's Purse. He makes a bundle off of that program and I often wonder if any of the boxes actually get where we think they are going. I quit when I found out he was associated with the program.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:55 PM
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7. franklin would be an embarassment to his father
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:19 PM
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9. Great picture.
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