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Franklin Graham to Brody File on Obama’s Re-Election: Christians Should Be 'Upset at Themselves'


Rev. Franklin Graham tells The Brody File that one of the lessons of President Obama’s re-election is that more Christians in this country need to vote and he tells me that, “if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves.”

Despite the fact that more Christians went to the polls in this election than in 2008, the reality is tens of millions just don’t even bother with voting.

Rev. Graham stopped by to talk to The Brody File earlier this week. You can watch more of the interview on this week’s Brody File show, airing Friday on the ABC Family Channel at 9:30 a.m. Video below and partial transcription.

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David Brody: What is your message to folks who are wondering what just happened, and it looks like they feel a semi hit them?

Rev. Franklin Graham: We know that from of the statistics that I’ve heard that the majority of Christians in this country just did not vote for whatever reason. The vast majority of evangelicals did not go to the polls.

Graham: God is in control, and if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves. We need to do a better job of getting our people - the Church - to vote. Now, I’m not trying to tell you how to vote, you can vote, but vote, my goodness, and vote for candidates that stand for Biblical values.

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# RE: Franklin Graham To Brody File on Obama’s Re-Election: Christians Should Be “Upset At Themselves”

I think the phrase, "seperation of church and state has been so misquoted that many Christians don't think thaey should vote. With that said, I also think many of them have the mind set that God will put whoever he wants in office regardless of whether or not they vote. Taking their free will and God using us as His hands and feet to accomplich His work on earth out of the equation. We need more ministers to stand up in the pulpits and remind them that it's not just their duty as an American but as child of God to vote.
Left by We need God back on Nov 16, 2012 10:01 AM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File on Obama’s Re-Election: Christians Should Be 'Upset at Themselves'

I find this so entirely offensive. Mr. Graham you are not you father, he would never not support the president in a public forum: he had more class. I am a Christian and I did vote. I believe that God wants us to be unified as a country as a church. Your comments only bring division. It is time to heal and move on. Shame on you...
Left by Jul on Nov 16, 2012 6:49 PM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File on Obama’s Re-Election: Christians Should Be 'Upset at Themselves'

I am a christian and I did note for either. I voted for Ron Paul in 2008. Graham is right on Bible principals. EXCEPT FRANK GRAHAM IS A PHONY ! Romney did not follow the ten commandments. Thou shall not steal and thou shall not covet my neighbors belongs. American Pad and Paper and five steel mills. Lost pensions and retirement funds, plus jobs, besides federal bankruptcies of over 5 billion dollars.
Left by trobbins on Nov 18, 2012 1:23 PM

# RE: Franklin Graham to Brody File on Obama’s Re-Election: Christians Should Be 'Upset at Themselves'

Mr. Brody: The FACTS regarding the election seem vague or even conflicting. The FRAUD is evident.

What source(s) are we trusting for stats on:

1) How many votes were counted twice (e.g., FL)
2) How many votes were not counted at all -- at least at first (again, St. Lucie County, FL)
3) How many votes were switched from one candidate to another (e.g., NC, OH)
4) How many "Evangelicals" voted this year compared to 2008
5) How many "Christians" as a whole voted in 2012 compared to 2008
6) How many professing Bible-believers voted for someone other than the 2 major parties

Let's settle the FRAUD first. We need a national recount -- at least in the "swing states" that (except for 1) in the last week all conveniently swung one way.

If Christians care a hoot, they should demand a recount in those states -- by contacting their governor, secretary of state, legislature, or attorney general. If we don't reverse the election now -- and if God doesn't intervene -- America is past history!!
Left by Randy on Nov 19, 2012 4:39 PM