Franklin Graham is criticizing Hillary Clinton this week for her now-infamous “deplorables” comment, wondering if she has considered the gravity of sin and ones standing before Almighty God.
Writing on his Facebook page Wednesday, the evangelist recounted Clinton’s remarks on September 10 at a New York City fundraiser in front of an LGBT group where she generalized that half of Donald Trump’s supporters amount to a “basket of deplorables.”
The former Secretary of State told donors at a Manhattan restaurant that such supporters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that, and he has lifted them up.”
The Democratic nominee further opined that “some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but they are not America.”
Outrage at her comments quickly ensued, with some likening them to Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remark during the 2012 presidential election that proved damaging to his campaign.
The hashtag #BasketofDeplorables quickly started trending on Twitter.
Tonight, Hillary Clinton just had her “47 percent” moment.
Expect poll numbers to get even tighter after this one. #Deplorables
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 10, 2016
But Graham is taking the occasion to remind the public about the reality of sin, God’s forgiveness, and the price Jesus paid on the cross.
“All sin is deplorable to Him. The Bible tells us that we have all sinned and the wages of sin is death. Sin has infected the entire human race. It’s a disease of the human soul,” Graham wrote, “God is holy and cannot tolerate sin. So much so that when Jesus carried our sins to the cross, God had to turn His back and could not even look on Him.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post – Brandon Showalter