The Rev. Franklin Graham congratulated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after she gained enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
Last evening, Clinton won primaries in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, and the important state of California, leading news outlets to proclaim that she had clinched the Democratic nomination over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
On his Facebook page, Graham extended congratulations to Clinton: "It seems congratulations are in order to Hillary Clinton this morning. According to the Associated Press, she now has enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, even though Bernie Sanders disagrees and pledges to fight on.”
According to ChristianToday.com, however, Graham said he is not endorsing Clinton, Donald Trump, or any other candidate at this time.
He instead appealed to Americans to elect someone with strong Christian faith who will lead the nation back to God:
"I am appealing to all Americans to pray. This nation is in serious trouble. Both the Democratic and the Republican parties have lost the moral vision for this nation," he wrote. "I pray that God will give us a president who is a strong and courageous leader and who has a vision for the future. We need a president who can lead this nation back to being one nation under God so that we can truly say 'In God we trust!' May God bless America again!"
Graham went on to warn Americans that turning away from God and His ways will deprive the country of God’s blessing and instead will incur His judgement.
Publication date: June 8, 2016
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