Franklin Graham, the son of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, says Christians who didn’t bother to show up at the polls are party to blame for President Barack Obama’s re-election earlier this month.
While the majority of voters who are Christians and faithful Catholics voted for Mitt Romney over the pro-abortion president, millions of Christian voters stayed home and post-election analysis shows a low turnout paved the way for Obama to win another four-year term.
The Reverend Franklin Graham tells The Brody File that one of the lessons of Obama’s re-election is that more Christians in this country need to vote, saying, “if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves.”
“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,” he complained.
“God is in control, and if Christians are upset, they need to be upset at themselves,” he added. “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.”
Graham said a new Christian movement is needed to get evangelical voters to the polls and concerned about issues in the same manner the Moral Majority did decades ago.
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“We need someone like a Jerry Falwell to come back and resurrect the moral majority movement where you get people that have a moral background who are willing to come together and vote for moral issues that are important to this nation,” he said. “If that would take place, we would see a great change in this country, but our country is in trouble. It’s in trouble spiritually. We’ve turned our back on God.”