BY SAM FIELDS
The Rev. Billy Graham is running ads across the country imploring voters to “cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles” which he claims are anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage.
Is it that he is 94-years-old and loosing it or is just that he has never bothered to actually read the Bible?
Anyone who has read the Bible knows it says nothing of the kind about opposing abortion and is all over the place about marriage.
There are at least a dozen or so passages of the Bible endorsing abortion. My favorite is Genesis 38:24 which calls for burning alive unmarried pregnant women.
Frankly, that should appeal to Republicans who want to cut down the cost of welfare!
As for marriage, the Bible endorses polygamy, concubines, incest (check out Lot and his daughter) as well as one man and one woman
What’s most absurd about using the Bible to pick a Prez is what the Bible does NOT say.
It says nothing supporting democracy or representative government.
The Old Testament is all about kings and dictators. Some are good and some are bad. There is nothing suggesting there is anything wrong with the non-democratic system that repeatedly gets them into power.
The New Testament is totally silent on the topic of any type of government. The strongest argument is that Jesus’ “render unto Caesar” comment is an acceptance, if not and endorsement, of Emperors and tyrants.
So when you examine the facts what conclusion can you draw about Graham? His love of the GOP exceeds his knowledge of The Bible and his love of his God.