Evangelist compares US secularists to ISIS
American ‘anti-God’ organisations that campaign to remove religious symbols are the equivalent of Islamic terror groups.
That’s the view of US evangelist Franklin Graham, who reacted with outrage to the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Oklahoma Capitol building on Monday night.
According to this report, Graham wrote on Facebook:
We have been appalled at news reports of ISIS and the Islamic State tearing down all symbols of Christianity in the Middle East; but think about it — we’re doing it to ourselves here in the US.
Atheists, activists, and anti-God groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Military Freedom of Religion Foundation are on a quest to erase or tear down anything associated with the Name of Jesus Christ.
What are these people thinking? We need God’s laws – these are the laws that have helped society flourish.
Several officials, including Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, spoke out in support of the monument, arguing that the Ten Commandments were more of a representation of the United States’ historical values, rather than religious values.
The commandments were removed from the Capitol grounds in the middle of the night to avoid protests. The two-ton monument was moved to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a local conservative think tank.
Meanwhile, it’s reported from Kentucky that the city of Wilmore has been asked by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove the cross mounted on top of a water tower at Asbury University.
Mayor Harold Rainwater is defiant:
There’s a groundswell of support to keep [the cross] and I’m certainly going to fight to keep it with everything I’ve got. I think it’s symbolic of our town. I 100-percent support keeping it there. We won’t take it down unless we’re forced to take it down.