The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, warned this week that America is a “nation addicted to violence” and that culture’s abandonment of God is leading to “more problems.”
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Graham issued his comments as President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats pitch increased gun control measures after a gunman killed 19 kids and two teachers May 24 at Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“President Biden and his administration want to ban certain caliber handguns,” Graham wrote in a Facebook post. “That won’t help the problem.”
The evangelist said American culture is replete with violent imagery; he proposed society curb such themes in entertainment if we want to “make a difference.”
Graham also predicted the U.S. will continue to struggle until such action is taken.
“What would make a difference is a ban on all of the movies, television shows, and video games graphically depicting gun violence, bloody gore, and death,” he wrote. “We are a nation addicted to violence — and they call it entertainment.”
In addition to the tragic state of entertainment, the evangelist discussed America’s increasing secularization and progressive hostility and apathy toward faith.
“We have taken God out of schools, and most homes are leaving God out of the rearing of their children,” Graham added. “He is the solution. The more we turn our backs on God and His Word, the more problems we have as individuals and as a nation.”
Graham isn’t alone in believing America’s separation from the Lord is deeply problematic. Veteran Navy SEAL Jimmy Graham recently delivered a one-word answer when asked by CBN’s Faithwire to reveal the most potent preventative deterrent to violent mass shootings.
“Jesus,” he said without missing a beat. He then expounded on his belief America has strayed from its biblical foundations.
“I would plead with people to return to the foundation that built this nation,” he said. “There are biblical foundations that built this nation. They’re proven to work, and we’ve chosen not to use them.”
Graham added, “There’s nothing wrong with the plan; we’ve just chosen not to do it.”
Pray for America and our leaders as we navigate through spiritual crises and the tragic cultural results.
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