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Time for McCrory to disavow, sever ties with Franklin Graham

Image: Franklin Graham's Facebook page

Image: Franklin Graham’s Facebook page

A certain presidential candidate has been generating a lot of heat of late with his incendiary comments about Muslims. Sadly, however, there is an important public figure in North Carolina who loudly and proudly beat him to the punch — the Rev. Franklin Graham. Indeed, as several news outlets reported yesterday, Graham is even bragging about the fact that he had the idea of discriminating against members of what he has called a “very evil and wicked religion” first.

Amazingly, however, Graham’s outrageous hate offensive has not stopped important North Carolina politicians from cozying up to him. Take, for instance, Gov. Pat McCrory.

Just this Tuesday — the same day that Graham posted another hateful diatribe against Muslims on his Facebook page — McCrory appeared with him at an event sponsored by Graham’s controversial ministry Samaritan’s Purse (i.e. the one that pays him huge CEO bucks) in Charlotte. Graham even has a picture of the two men together (see above) in a post celebrating the event on his Facebook page right above the one spewing invective against Islam.

This is simply an unacceptable situation. Can you imagine if the Governor of North Carolina was palling around with someone who said things about Christianity or Judaism that Graham says about Islam? There would be a firestorm of outrage and national media attention. In this case, however, the Guv just meanders along, happily celebrating a man who is an embarrassment to the state and nation. All caring and thinking North Carolinians should be outraged and demand that their governor cease contacts with this troubled and destructive person immediately.

2 Comments


  1. gregflynn

    December 10, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Too late. He already has video from the event on official Governor sites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lR6ysM5MCc

  2. Pertains!

    December 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Why would this surprise anyone. McCrory steals money from NC citizens in his brazen use of the “plane”. It would be interesting to know the $ amount spent on flying back and forth home each weekend and allowing the ones who have bought favors from this crooked unethical governor amounts to.
    The fact that he would stand with someone like Graham is the least of his sins. We know how he feels for the less fortunate in our own state by looking at how the public school system has been sold out to the highest bidders for privatization of schools and illegally allowing tax payers money to be given out in vouchers for private and church run “schools”.
    Undoubtedly he will be remembered in history as the absolute worse governor NC has ever elected.

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