Pastor Jack Graham Says It Would Be “Immoral” To Resign From Trump Advisory Group
Pastor Jack Graham of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, recently told The Christian Post that it would be “immoral” to resign from the Evangelical Religious Advisory Council, which is now called the The Faith Leaders Initiative.
President Donald Trump has faced a slew of resignations from business councils for his refusal to specifically condemn white supremacists for the murder of Heather Heyer and chanting anti-Semitic slogans in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Graham insisted he would be staying with the conservative Christian advisory group:
What we may say to the president privately in calling him out, or expressing our concerns anything he or a member of his team might do … people want us to expose the president or to express our disdain for this, that or the other. That’s not our responsibility as I view it. Do we want him to be more of a uniter right now? Absolutely.
Graham tried to create a false equivalence with Trump by bringing up former President Obama:
Back when President Obama had a similar group around him, a faith advisory group, I had some friends that were in that group, including T.D. Jakes here in Dallas. It’s hypocritical that the same people who wanted Christians there for Obama don’t want Christians there for Trump.
Graham failed to note any instance in which Obama did not condemn racist groups that were responsible for violence and murder.