In an interview about persecution of Christians in the Middle East and restrictions on religious freedom in the United States, evangelical preacher Franklin Graham said America faces radically different issues than those that confronted his father, Billy Graham, and stressed that “we’re losing our country,” that “the foundations of this country are collapsing and falling apart.”
“My father wasn’t worried about losing our country when he was growing up,” said Rev. Franklin Graham on the Mar. 11 edition of Washington Watch With Tony Perkins. “That wasn’t the issue.”
“Today, we are losing morally our nation, and the foundations of this country are collapsing and falling apart,” said Rev. Graham. “We better stand up, and we better speak up, and we start getting Christians to run [for office] and voting for those Christians that run.”
“We cannot be silent any longer,” he said, in reference to Tony Perkins’ comment that there is a correlation between the loss of religious freedom here in America and the persecution of Christians abroad, and that the time has come for Christians to speak up in defense of their faith.