If you are watching Franklin Graham’s social media feed on Facebook, you’ll see all his biased push of one side of the racial situation in America right now. Graham hides the news about cops running down protesters in their cars, driving by spraying chemical irritants on them, pushing them down, beating them, knocking down that elderly man who bled in the street. Graham will omit all that from his feed. Instead, Graham posts only a message of fires burning, people shot in protest areas. He puts attention on BLM activists talking about burning the “system down.”
In response to BLM Graham repeats over and over again, “all lives matter.” It may even sound reasonable, until you really put it into perspective.
Graham’s video today, is a backwalk from his previous hardline anti-BLM posts, which have attracted so much racism.
What Graham Doesn’t Get
Christians don’t get it. Evangelical Christians don’t comprehend the BLM movement. When someone says “black lives matter,” they hear, “whites lives don’t matter.”
Yet this argument isn’t unknown to Graham or Evangelicals. Graham has spent countless posts talking about the persecuted Christian. Those posts against Iran, against the middle east in general (to again support his god Donald Trump), are all about the “Persecuted Christian.”
That’s the same message of BLM with a different target: A message of persecution and focus of the persecuted Christian. Graham uses this same argument with Christians issues, so why is he vexed with BLM in America?
Graham’s message is always, “Christian lives matter. Christian votes matter.”
For Graham, it’s ok to preach a message that “Christian lives matter,” or “evangelical needs matter.” Sure, he may not say those words exactly like that, but they come through LOUD and CLEAR in his overall message about Christian persecution, laws against christian “values.”
Graham actually understands this argument ALL TOO WELL. He uses it when it benefits his political agenda. He simply doesn’t care to hear this argument when used by people under actual oppression.
There must be a reason for why Graham is fine with defending the rights of christians on the grounds of this argument, but not the lives of African American people. Consider that. Consider that everytime you hear an evangelical chant, “all lives matter.”
What are they actually doing here? Why are lives important when they are Christian lives (but not racial lives)? Why is it important for Evangelicals to point out the needs of Christian values, when they grow angry and impatient with racial needs?
Because they are most likely, RACISTS. Why else do they get offended at one message, that uses the same argument style for their own needs?