Evangelist Franklin Graham Praises Pence For His Fake Walkout At Football Game
Christian evangelist Franklin Graham praised Vice President Mike Pence for walking out of an Indianapolis Colts football game on Oct. 8 because some NFL players kneeled during the National Anthem to protest police brutality against black people.
Graham did not mention that Pence’s spontaneous walkout was actually a planned political stunt at taxpayer expense:
Three cheers for Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen for walking out! They were at the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers game when the players took a knee. I appreciate that our Vice President has a high standard, and I wish the NFL owners would follow his example.
He said: “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem. At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us.”
Be sure to let him know you appreciate the strong message this sends.
Graham was outraged when some Notre Dame students walked out on Pence when he gave a graduation speech in May. Graham also threw that emotional fit on Facebook:
Just rip them up! Maybe that’s what the president of University of Notre Dame should have done to the diplomas of the students who so rudely got up and walked out of commencement as the Vice President was speaking this weekend. These young people must not have been taught the meaning of respect. They knew well in advance who was going to be speaking at their commencement; and if they didn’t like it, they shouldn’t have come.
The New York Times says many of those who walked out were wearing their LGBT rainbow or flag pins in protest. To get up and walk out on the Vice President of the United States of America, who was gracious enough to come speak at their graduation, that’s just insolent! Maybe they need to take another class before they graduate—one on civility and respect. What do you think?
This country is so fortunate to have a Vice President like Mike Pence. He’s a great man and a strong leader who isn’t afraid to speak the truth. I thank God for him.