FRANKLIN GRAHAM DEFENDS PALIN: “I Am Shocked at Reports” Linking Sarah Palin to Tucson Shootings
Rev. Franklin Graham and Sarah Palin recently worked together helping the people of Haiti.
The Rev. Franklin Graham defended Sarah Palin from the horrific attacks coming from the state-run media and democrats after a leftwing pothead shot and killed 6 people in Tucson.
NewsMax reported, Via Cubachi:
Internationally respected evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of the great preacher Billy Graham, jumped into the political fray Tuesday by denouncing “outrageous” attempts by the political left to blame Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the Tucson rampage that left six dead and 14 wounded.
“This is a time for mourning and prayer for the victims and their families,” Graham reminded those who appear to be trying to exploit the shooting spree for political gain.
That Graham would come to Palin’s defense suggests the backlash to liberal attempts to lay the murderous rampage at the feet of conservatives may be expanding.
“I have been shocked at the reports from those suggesting that former Governor Sarah Palin has some level of responsibility for the horrific shooting in Arizona,” Graham said in the statement posted Tuesday on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) website.
“I got to know Governor Palin when she served as governor of Alaska,” stated the younger Graham, who is BGEA’s president and CEO.
“She was extremely helpful to Samaritan’s Purse in providing relief to remote villages throughout the state. Most recently, she and members of her family traveled with me to Haiti where we visited cholera clinics, temporary shelter communities, and participated in an Operation Christmas Child distribution.”
Samaritan’s Purse is the ministry organization Graham founded that conducts various international relief operations.
Graham went on to praise Palin as “a kind and compassionate, God-fearing woman who believes with all her heart that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Graham’s statement strongly suggested that he views political attacks based on the tragedy to be highly inappropriate.
“Whether you agree with her politics or not, it is outrageous to suggest that her political opinions encourage violence toward anyone,” Graham declared.
Earlier this week Graham said the left was “inciting hate” following the shootings in Tucson.