According to evangelist and ardent Trump acolyte Franklin Graham, it’s a “good thing” that President Donald Trump tried to extort Ukraine and the impeachment inquiry is an “unjust inquisition.”

Graham, who often spreads his so-called Christian message on social media, is once again calling on his followers to pray for the president, writing:

“This is a sad day for America. Our politics in this country has hit a new low. Nancy Pelosi and her followers in Congress have weaponized the impeachment process. After two years of the Russia collusion hoax, now they’ve turned to this.”

Actually, the “hoax” Graham is referring to — the Mueller investigation — concluded that Russia did indeed interfere in the 2016 election to benefit the Trump campaign and has also yielded the indictments of 34 people and three companies. 

But that’s not all Graham had to say, continuing his deluded rant with this:

“In my opinion, asking another country to investigate corruption is a good thing—not a bad thing. This is just another attempt to tarnish and embarrass the President before the next election. We have so many problems in this nation that need to be addressed.”

One of those problems is fake Christians who say they support “law and order” unless it applies to Donald Trump.

Graham concludes his posting by using a word that calls up some of Christianity’s darkest hours:

“Pray for President Trump today, for God to give him wisdom, protection, and guide each and every step he takes. I pray that he and Melania will sense the presence of the Lord through this unjust inquisition.”

Inquisition? Really?! History tells us that was a time when the Catholic church persecuted and tortured people, even killing them of they refused to convert to the Christian faith. 

What Donald Trump is going through is a Constitutionally proscribe procedure that the Founding Fathers put in place to deal with any head of state who abuses his power the way this president has.

Also, this is the same Franklin Graham who fully supported the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in 1998, penning an editorial for the Wall Street Journal entitled “Clinton’s Sins Aren’t Private.”

If Franklin Graham is a “Christian,” is there any wonder why so many have chosen to distance themselves from organized religion?

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