“It’s a shame that the federal government has left New York with no other choice but to accept charity from bigots.” – State Senator Brad Hoylman
Across the media, Facebook, Google, the socialists and the politicians, Franklin Graham is being unfairly trashed as a bigot.
Because of his Christian faith.
You see, Graham arranged for his Smartian’s Purse to set up a 64-bed field hospital at Central Park in New York City to help relieve pressure from overcrowding in hospitals during the China Coronavirus pandemic.
It has helped hundreds of sick patients.
Here are three things you should know:
- The hospital staff with Christian doctors, nurses, and volunteers all signed a statement of faith.
They are Christians. They pray for the patients and they are trained professionals.
Part of the statement of faith is a declaration that “we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.”
- They do not discriminate against anyone.
It’s true, Graham said, that his paid staff signed a Statement of Faith. “But we have never asked any of the millions of people we have served to subscribe to anything… We do not discriminate in who we serve. We have provided billions of dollars of medical care and supplies, food and water, and emergency shelter without any conditions whatsoever. Our Christian faith compels us – like the biblical Good Samaritan – to love and serve everyone in need, regardless of their backgrounds.”
- Despite the criticism, Graham did not compromise or back down.
“Samaritan’s Purse is a decidedly Christian private relief organization, funded almost entirely by individuals around the world who share our passion for providing aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution — and doing so in Jesus’s Name. It seems tone-deaf to be attacking our religious conviction about marriage at the very moment thousands in New York are fighting for their lives and dozens of Samaritan’s Purse workers are placing their lives at risk to provide critical medical care.”
“In a country that cherishes freedom of speech and religion,” Franklin went on, “we don’t object to opposition or criticism of our beliefs as a Christian organization. What we do object to is being harassed into diverting precious resources of time and energy and personnel away from serving COVID-19 patients in New York City in order to respond to demands for documents and other information from eight Democratic members of Congress, the Human Rights Coalition and the Reclaim Pride Coalition – all while the death toll in New York continues to climb. If any of these groups had funded and erected their own emergency field hospitals to serve COVID-19 patients in Central Park, we would join what we believe would be most New Yorkers — and Americans – in applauding and praying for them, not harassing them.”
Watch the great interview – about two minutes long on this sad attack. Click here.
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