Evangelist Franklin Graham Supports White Teens Who May Have Made Racist Remarks About Black People
Evangelist Franklin Graham issued his support for some white teens, who may have made racist remarks about black people inside a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.
A video surfaced of what happened moments later: a black man grabbed one of the teen’s “Make America Great Again” hat and tossed a soda at him.
KENS reports what Graham failed to mention:
[T]he witness, who has asked to remain anonymous, told KENS 5 they saw the three teens involved in the incident making disparaging comments about minorities.
The man who spoke to KENS 5 requested anonymity after he said his family was receiving death threats for speaking out about what they reportedly witnessed.
He said he did not see the attack, but he did see an altercation inside of the Whataburger before deciding to leave with his family as things got heated.
Writing on Facebook, Graham issued his support for the white teens and falsely claimed that Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, who is black, told people to attack Trump administration members:
Maxine Waters is encouraging attacks and harassment against Trump administration members, which we’ve been seeing happen. Now it’s spilling over. Tuesday night 16-year-old Hunter Richard had his hat ripped off his head and a drink thrown on him because his hat said “Make America Great Again.”
I’m sure Representative Waters is very proud of the person who did this—but I’m more proud of this young man’s thoughtful response. He said, “I support my President and if you don’t let’s have a conversation about it instead of ripping my hat off. I just think a conversation about politics is more productive for the entire whole rather than taking my hat and yelling subjective words to me.”
Let’s encourage Hunter in the comments below. Our hope for this country is not in wicked politicians who encourage violence, but our only hope is God.