Evangelist Franklin Graham announced that comedian Rosie O’Donnell does not have the keys to hell then proceeded to threaten her with hell unless she became a Christian on his terms.
Graham was upset because O’Donnell called out Speaker Paul Ryan for pushing the $1 trillion GOP tax cut for the rich on the backs of the poor and middle class:
— ROSIE (@Rosie) December 25, 2017
During an appearance on “Fox and Friends,” Graham made his veiled threat to O’Donnell:
I’m glad to know that Rosie is a fundamentalist. She believes in hell. So many people don’t believe in hell. Jesus preached on hell. He taught of hell.
But I wanted Rosie to know she didn’t have the keys to hell. Only Jesus Christ has those. And the Bible says we’re all sinners and the price for sin is death, it’s hell.
Graham said that O’Donnell does not “have to go to hell” if she follows his instructions:
And so, Rosie, if you’re watching, I hope you put your faith and trust in Christ. Because he will forgive your sins and heal your heart. And you can have a new life and new beginning if you put your faith and trust in him.