Despite being banned from speaking at the Pentagon, the Reverend Franklin Graham stood outside the Pentagon this morning and prayed for the troops.
Franklin Graham said the White House was behind his ban and repression. He called revoking his invitation to the National Prayer Day service “a slap at all evangelical Christians.”
Rev. Franklin Graham walks with his wife Janet in a parking lot outside the Pentagon, Thursday, May 6, 2010, after talking to reporters. Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after having being disinvited inside because of comments that insulted people of other religions. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The LA Times reported:
Evangelist Franklin Graham prayed on a sidewalk outside the Pentagon Thursday after his invitation to a prayer service inside was withdrawn because of comments that insulted people of other religions.
Graham’s invitation to attend an event inside the Defense Department for national prayer day was withdrawn two weeks ago.
But he arrived in the Pentagon parking lot just before 8 a.m. EDT — his party of a half dozen people forming a circle on the sidewalk and praying with heads bowed for about five minutes.
Graham once called Islam evil.
Rev. Franklin Graham believes that only Jesus Christ can save your soul and that Mohammad cannot bring anybody to God.
Franklin Graham’s son is currently on his 4th tour in Afghanistan.