In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Franklin Graham says he thinks that millions of Evangelical Christians who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 won't, "be at the table next time." Dr. Graham says they have seen things from this administration that, "concern them, worry them." Franklin Graham then made an impassioned plea for churchgoers to get out and vote this year and in two years because if they don't then, "we're going to be in trouble."
I interviewed both Franklin Graham and Dr. James Dobson together in Washington. They were in town taking part in a National Day of Prayer pre-event hosted at the Family Research Council. The Brody File camera was allowed exclusive access.
Watch the webcast of the event here
Watch the clip of Franklin Graham below. The transcription follows.
Franklin Graham: "Certainly, there seems to be, that Islam under this administration, gets a pass, and that's very concerning to me and to a lot of evangelicals. And there were millions of Evangelical Christians that voted for Barack Obama in this last election. I don't think they will be at the table next time. I think they've seen things from this administration that concern them, that worry them, but that's up to them when the election comes. But that's the beauty of our country, we are a nation that has an opportunity every four years to go back to the ballot box and vote and I just pray that this year and that in two years from now, that churches all across America will sign up women and men to vote, not to tell them how to vote, but to sign them up, register them to vote. Because I believe the church of Jesus Christ can make a huge difference in these next two elections, but you've got to get out and vote. And if we don't do it, we're going to be in trouble. So, that would be my word of encouragement, get out there, pastors, get the men and women in your church to register and go vote."
Let me just say that Franklin Graham's words should not be ignored by the President's supporters. Think of these comments as a warning sign. While you can make the case that the President has tried to be more civil in tone the stark reality is that from a policy perspective conservative Evangelicals who liked what they saw in 2008 are having a hard time swallowing some big parts of this administration's agenda. ( healthcare, gay rights, judges, softening tone towards radical Islam just to name a few)