Rev. Billy Graham’s granddaughter Jerushah Armfield said that evangelicals Christians who support GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump are “more hypocritical” than mainstream Christians
Armfield told CNN that in 2016 the term evangelical “started to really represent, actually, a branch of Christians that seemed to be a little more conservative and a little bit more hypocritical, a little bit more willing to compromise on the personal morals of a candidate in lieu of what politically they could gain for their party.”
Armfield was asked about her uncle Franklin Graham’s recent praise of Trump. Armfield said her uncle was referring to the president “wanting to bring back Merry Christmas,” which had never gone away:
I haven’t seen “Merry Christmas” really be attacked. I‘ve been told “Merry Christmas” by all sorts of walks of lives and all sorts of cultures just this year… I think my uncle is an incredible — he has an incredible humanitarian ministry that’s been on the front lines off often before a lot of ministries have been there.
I think he probably needs to stick to doing that. I think he believes he’s speaking to a larger audience than he is. I think the audience he was once speaking to is starting to migrate to a little more progressive open mindedness.
Armfield said Trump “has not shown” himself to be a Christian:
My Jesus that I follow was really somebody who fought for the outliers and I think that Trump has actually done the opposite in kind of ostracizing them.
D. Danyelle Thomas at Unfit Christian noted in a video (below) the “6 Times Christian Evangelicals Lost Credibility Before Roy Moore”:
The Good News is that Roy S. Moore did absolutely nothing to tarnish our perception and image of Christian Evangelicals. The bad news for you all is that it remains untarnished because you have never been credible in our eyes and lived experience.