Speaker needed for Pentagon Prayer Day!


Franklin Graham


by Karen Topakian

I’m sure that I am not the only one outraged at the Pentagon’s decision to rescind their invitation to Franklin Graham to speak on the National Day of Prayer.

What did the revered evangelist Billy Graham’s oldest son do to offend the US military? Not much really. He just said in 2001 that Islam is evil and wicked and he criticized its treatment of women. He then went on to remind Muslims that Jesus Christ died for their sins.

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation objected to his appearance because of these remarks.

Since Mr. Graham was a co-honorary chair and expected to serve as the lead speaker at the May 6 event, the National Day of Prayer Task Force will need to fill the slot with someone more acceptable. Any one have any suggestions for suitable replacements for this Colorado-based organization in their hour of need?