Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary Billy Graham, is one of the most prominent figures in the Evangelical Church. Despite this fact, Graham threw his support behind Donald Trump. Trump, of course, is a completely immoral man who struggled to name a single bible verse.
Now, Graham thinks another evil man is deserving of prayers. The Evangelical leaders recently asked people to pray for Vladimir Putin because God might change his heart.
When asked about the Ukrainian people, Graham replied, “And I admire them, and we want to do all that we can to help them. It’s a mess. It’s going to get worse, I’m afraid. And what President Putin’s end game is, I don’t know. But I think we just need to pray that God can change his heart.”
Graham continued, “And I would recommend for people to pray for Putin. I don’t want to be misunderstood [on this point]. I want people to pray that God would change his heart. And turn his heart around, and that he would see the sin that he’s involved in. That he would repent and turn from it. And if we pray, that could happen.”
The Evangelical leader took heat back in February for asking his Twitter followers to pray for Putin. That criticism, however, did little to change Graham’s mind.
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