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.