Always eager to play the faux-persecution card, Franklin Graham told a conference in Oklahoma that secularists have taken over the United States and now control the country. Gee, I hadn’t noticed that. Maybe I’d find it more believable if I had any chance of getting elected to public office as an atheist.
Addressing the crowd at the Oklahoma State Evangelism Conference last week, world-renowned evangelist Franklin Graham admittedly took a different spin than his iconic father, Billy Graham, on the podium and criticized America, declaring that “secularists have taken control of our country.”
The president of the Billy Graham Evangelist Association admonished believers in America for standing by while godless, democratically appointed government officials rip the Christian foundation of the country out from under them.
“Our country has changed, and we’ve got to take a stand,” Graham exhorted the Oklahoma City crowd, according to The Christian Post. “We live in a secular society led by people that call themselves progressives. Secularists … have taken control of our country. And we have just sat back and it’s happened. And we haven’t even realized it’s happened.”
This is the Christian equivalent of that. Never mind that they are 70% of the population and 92% of elected officials, they’re the ones that don’t have any power. Never mind that atheists have virtually no chance of being elected to public office at any level and that the mere accusation of being an atheist is enough to ensure a loss on polling day, atheists control everything! And their followers eat this shit up by the shovel full, so eager to cast themselves as the poor, downtrodden underdog.