Rev. Franklin Graham has a Message for the Pope; Will He Listen?

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On Thursday, Pope Francis made waves and angered many when he took what many saw as a shot against Donald Trump, and anyone who believes the United States should finally build the wall along the southern border that was written into law by Congress by 2006, but never funded.

The Pope’s remarks came after he was having a discussion with reporters during his trip home to the Vatican from Mexico. Pope Francis said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.”

While he did not specifically name Donald Trump, most assumed the reference was indeed to the bombastic billionaire and reality TV star who, as the GOP presidential candidate frontrunner, has made building a wall on our southern border the most specific part of his campaign.

Enter Reverend Franklin Graham.

On his Facebook page with nearly 3.4 million followers, Rev. Graham weighed in on the Pope’s statement. He suggested that Pope Francis reach out to build a bridge with Donald Trump, because who knows if he will actually be president this time next year, and was adamant that “building bridges” should not require our country to compromise our national security.

“I agree that as Christians we should try to build bridges with everyone that we possibly can, but that doesn’t mean we should compromise our national security.”

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Here is Reverend Graham’s full statement in which he also points out that Donald Trump is not alone in his desire to build a wall on our border. He is joined by other GOP presidential candidates and millions of Americans.

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h/t CNS News

 

 

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.
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