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Christian Leader Graham: U.S. Needs ‘Economic Collapse’ to Get Rid of President Obama

Listening to the strange rantings of the radical right, one would almost get the impression that Barack Obama hadn’t already been president for four years. This time it’s evangelical leader Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, predicting that Obama’s victory will put the U.S. on the “path of destruction” and that it will take a “complete economic collapse” before the country can be corrected.

Graham made his controversial statements in an interview with Curiously, Graham said his father Billy “likes the president personally,” but the problem is that “the radical left” has “taken over the White House.”

“In the last four years, we have begun to turn our backs on God,” he said. “We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any kind of a public forum.”

On top of conservatives saying that Obama won because of voting fraud, or because he pulled more turnout in “urban areas,” according to vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, or because he gave “gifts” to blacks, Latinos and the young, according to Romney, it appears that no one on the right has come to terms yet with the idea that Obama whupped Romney’s behind because he was a better candidate with a better message.

The outrage and shock on the right this time strangely seems much more severe than in 2008—perhaps because Obama’s second win has forced them to confront the possibility that white people no longer have a big enough share of the population to win an election by themselves. Never again can a person be elected without getting the approval of people of color because they need a sizable portion of the black, Latino and Asian vote. While Obama got well 90 percent of the black vote, he also got more than 70 percent of the Latino and the Asian vote.

What is oddest about Graham’s analysis is that the Christian right has been screaming about the rejection of God for many years—long before anyone had ever heard of Barack Obama.

When he was asked how the nation brings God back into government, Graham said, “Maybe God will have to bring our nation down to our knees—to where you just have a complete economic collapse. And maybe at that point, maybe people will again begin to call upon the name of almighty God.”

Earlier this year Graham had to apologize after questioning Obama’s faith, saying on MSNBC that the president “seems more concerned about [Muslims] than the Christians that are being murdered in the Muslim countries.”

Because God commands him and other Christians to “pray for those in authority,” Graham said, “I would encourage everyone to pray for the president…We need to bathe him in prayer.”

Pray for him—but hope for total economic collapse to get rid of him? Which is it?

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6 thoughts on “Christian Leader Graham: U.S. Needs ‘Economic Collapse’ to Get Rid of President Obama

  1. Scott MacKenzie says:

    Hi, Grayham maybe god should use it's powers to, oh I don't know, maybe ending world hunger and suffering in general. Ending birth defects or cancers would be number two on my wish list.

  2. John Kiluu-ngila says:

    Its disgusting that such a person like Graham who has for years cultivated the persona of a devout christian actually harbors racist views. I am not surprised cause it just a matter of time before this closet racist start emerging out their shells to reveal their racist demagoguery. Such people have been stretched beyond by the thought that actually black people can fight back and depend their position. Not used it and never that actually one day it might happen. they love subservient and begging black people in order for them to assume a higher moral ground.

  3. Its amazing that people think that the presidential election results was the reason for racism rearing its ugly head! It wasn't, all these comments being made are how people really feel and they thought now was the perfect time to empty there biased souls! Everyone from the Reverend to the rednecks are weighing in on the state of America and predicting and hoping for its demise! So life will go on whether you participate in trying to destroy America or build it up! And remember whatever you reap whether good bad you will also sow!

  4. Graham sound more like a racist then a evangelist.

  5. Joe Kelsall says:

    How did the son come to inherit his father's business; for that is what it is! Billy Graham is a 100% shyster and so is his son. His father is recognised as an anti semite. His views were recorded. So, to whom is the new 'boy wonder' addressing himself. The Christian Right? Religion and racism is the cause of all of America's present problems and the red necks can't get used to being led by a black man who is intellectually light years ahead of them. African Americans and Hispanics have controll of the American Presidency for now and the future. People better start getting used to it!

  6. Joe Kelsall says:

    I am wondering: What colour does Graham think Jesus was? White? Hardly likely coming from the Middle East. Do white people think that God is white? I am white and I don't know the answer?

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