Associated Press reported earlier today that evangelist Franklin Graham’s invitation to speak at a Pentagon prayer service on the National Day of Prayer May 6 has been rescinded by the U.S. Army because of comments he made years ago about Islam. Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, in 2001 described Islam as “evil.” More recently, he has said he finds Islam offensive and wants Muslims to know that Jesus Christ died for their sins. The Associated Press report quoted Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins as saying Graham’s remarks were “not appropriate.”
First of all, Christians (and I am one) should be praying in their homes and churches for the Pentagon to focus only on defense and cease its offensive wars instead of wanting someone to pray at the Pentagon for anything. Christians should avoid the Pentagon like they avoid a brothel, an abortion clinic, or a strip club.
Second, if Christians want Muslims to know about Jesus then they should send missionaries to the Middle East instead of soldiers.
All I can add is "Amen and Amen."
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