Obama Invites Al Sharpton to Easter Breakfast But Bans Franklin Graham From Pentagon
It’s an Obama world…
In May 2010 the Obama Administration banned Rev. Franklin Graham from speaking at the Pentagon. Despite the ban, the Reverend Franklin Graham stood outside the Pentagon and prayed for the troops.
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)
While the Rev. Al Sharpton, known for his sometimes odd commentary and fiery rhetoric, was invited, some mainstream and well-known leaders were left off of the invitee list… Richard Land, too, who serves on the SBC’s Religious Liberty Commission, was also not invited. But Land, who is outspoken and never afraid to share his views, claims that his feelings “are not hurt.” As for the Sharpton invitation, he said, “As my east Texas grandmother once said, ‘Birds of a feather tend to flock together.’”
In February Al Sharpton lashed out at “fake Christians” like Franklin Graham.