‘Shaking A Fist In The Creator’s Face’: Franklin Graham Slams Gender-Neutral House Rules, ‘Awoman’ Prayer

Article By Dan Brown; Syndicated from the Daily Wire.

 

Evangelist Franklin Graham blasted the recent gender-neutral changes made to the House of Representatives’ official rules as a direct attack on the authority of God.

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Congressman James McGovern announced a set of changes to the House rules to enshrine what they call gender-inclusive language and stop the use of so-called non-inclusive words,” Graham said Sunday in a Facebook post that linked to an article by The Daily Wire. “Can you believe that they actually propose to strike the use of words including father, mother, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, husband, and wife? Yes, you read that right.”

Graham approved of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s description of the rule changes as “stupid.”

Citing the first chapter of the Bible in Genesis, Graham went on to explain how the Bible teaches that the difference between the sexes is divinely instituted and that to blur their distinctions “is shaking a fist in the Creator’s face, trying to deny His authority.”

“If those claiming the name progressive are allowed to have their way, we won’t even recognize this nation in a very short time,” warned Graham. “Let your Representative in Congress know that you want them to vote no to this ridiculousness.”

As The Daily Wire reported, a section of the new 48-page House rules swaps out the words father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, husband, and wife for the words parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, and spouse.

References to “chairman” would be changed to “chair,” two references to “he or she” would be swapped out for “Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner,” and a reference to “seaman” would become “seafarers,” among other language changes.

Rep. James McGovern (D-MA), who chairs the Committee on Rules and co-announced the proposed changes with Pelosi, dismissed the negative response, and suggested to Axios that they were simply intended to make the rules “inclusive, efficient and accurate.”

Graham also touched on the recent firestorm that Democratic Rep. Emanuel Cleaver stoked when he offered the invocation to the 117th Congress by praying in the name of a Hindu god and closing it by saying, “Amen and a-woman.”

“I suppose he was trying to use this time of prayer to make a political statement about equality or gender issues that are on the table,” Graham said of Cleaver, who is an ordained United Methodist minister. “Sadly, this is where we are today. Not a great start for 2021. The word ‘Amen’ simply means ‘So be it,’ and that’s why it is said at the end of prayers. It has nothing to do with gender.

“Regrettably, even prayer is no longer sacred to some in our halls of Congress,” Graham added. “One thing is obvious—we need more of it. Amen!”

Shortly before his October Prayer March in Washington, D.C., Graham spoke with The Daily Wire about the complex crises facing the nation. “Our country needs God’s help,” Graham said. “Only God can fix these problems. And there’s no easy answer to it. It’s going to take a solution from on high, which I believe God can give if the church prays and seeks his face.”

12 thoughts on “‘Shaking A Fist In The Creator’s Face’: Franklin Graham Slams Gender-Neutral House Rules, ‘Awoman’ Prayer”

  1. This is another sad way to eliminate the Lord from our government and our society. There are so many tv shows, movies and commercials that depict homosexuality in them. Another way to try to eleminate God from our society. It is just a sad situation all around.

    • You are right.  I feel like it is constantly shoved in my face.  Only an approximate 4.5% of Americans identify as homosexual. Yet, it seems to have become a standard to have at least one lifestyle depicted as a character in every tv show and movie. I believe it is because of this that Americans continue to overestimate how many people make up the homosexual population (source)—> https://news.gallup.com/poll/259571/americans-greatly-overestimate-gay-population.aspx

       

      For me it is not a matter of hate.  God has called us to love everyone!  For this reason no one in a secular environment should be discriminated against or mistreated.  However, that does not mean we have to agree with the lifestyle people chose. Whatever happened to the days when it was ok for people to respectfully disagree?  I thought our nation was built on such principles…  Remembering the wise words of  Evelyn Beatrice Hall: “I don’t agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

  2. These Changes are designed To destroy the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve. One Man and one woman… is the aim of these confusions. The government of the United States of America is only doing these things so the constant changes will keep the masses ignorant in what is and what is not real and imagined. Confusion is a tactic used by the enemy of God to allow chaos into every fabric of society.

    It begins and ends with the 'REPRESENTATIVES' holding office in America with such driven personal agendas, they do not embrace the framers sentiments of why  laws were to be enacted. The representatives, these days and for many generations now, come to Washington D.C. with their own personal ideas of what they want to be known for when they leave office or this earth. 

    Speaking of "Coming to Washington D.C.:
    Imagine, when the Electoral College was created and why it was created… First of all some history, the representatives lived where the people that elected them lived. They were farmers, ranchers, bankers, grocery, livery, blacksmiths, school teachers, preachers, etc. Representatives were your neighbors, fellow church goer's,  simply one of a community of people that lived in the same place. Representatives took their job very seriously. It was a matter of honor and TRUST. They TOOK TIME AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND WENT ON ARDUOUS CROSS COUNTRY TRIPS to deliver the vote of the people and then they went home to let the people know how the issue turned out! They had the same desires as the common man for their part of the country. Bringing their CONSTITUENCY'S concerns before the CONGRESS and the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  and then relaying the information back to their town folk. The framers painstakingly detailed how this would work in a fair and equitable, not so invasive Constitution. In the framing of the Constitution and in the design of Congress and the House of Representatives they relied on Honor of the representatives and Honesty in the voting.

    Notwithstanding, The framers would be ROLLING OVER in their graves knowing that the representatives don't really live with or know much, if anything, about the people they represent. It would destroy them to know being a Congressman/ woman or State House Representative is merely a job these people got by tricking the people into thinking, while campaigning, that their interests would be expressed in voting, and yet, isn't. 

    As painstakingly as this system of government was designed and redesigned through many rewrites from the articles of Confederation all the way to the Amendments to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights… This FREEDOM was carved out by the framers of our Constitution and these instruments which formed a burgeoning country no longer have any meaning to the common man/ woman/ citizen… what was it we are called in the article above??? smh  Now we are not even men and women anymore because the government has included "value added" categories to the list of 2 because they can not simply act naturally. The contortions to the body of Christ are grossly apparent.

    These instruments of LAW were deemed COMPLEX enough to form a Free society, guaranteeing rights of individuals with little governmental involvement and describing the rights and responsibilities of government and its citizens and they do not start with "We the Government"… THEY begin: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    What do we really know and what have we studied to be aware of our rights Constitutionally? Even a 501- C3 Infringes and denies us our right to practice freedom of religion and identifies and binds us to a very unfavorable rule of law established to set us apart as a business instead of Religious organizations being able to remain anonymous and live free of governmental constraints.

    For those of you who would like to know more, please message me and I will send you something I wrote to make more clear what "We the People" are actually entitled to Constitutionally.  I will be happy to share with you a concise document for your information.

    God Bless America and each one of you … In Jesus Name I do pray for all the worlds' people. Amen~
     

     

    • Yes this "cancel culture" really makes me sick.  "There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers." (Pro 6:16-19)

       

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