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Rev. Billy Graham’s daughter on Tuesday slammed evangelicals for their pomposity when it comes to the “personal morals” of possibilities like Alabama’s Roy Moore — and President Donald Trump.
The term devout “started to really represent, actually, a bend of Christians that seemed to be a little more conservative and a little bit more hypocritical, a little bit more peaceful to concede on the personal ethics of a candidate in lieu of what politically they could benefit for their party,” Jerushah Armfield, Graham’s granddaughter, told CNN’s Pamela Brown.
When Brown asked Armfield about her uncle Franklin Graham’s recent twitter heaping regard on Trump, the evangelist’s granddaughter and wife of a priest in South Carolina pronounced she thinks he was referencing the boss “wanting to bring back Merry Christmas.” She also suggested that the “War on Christmas” that Trump (according to worried news outlets) has “won,” is a non-issue.
“I haven’t seen ‘Merry Christmas’ really be attacked,” Armfield said. “I‘ve been told ‘Merry Christmas’ by all sorts of walks of lives and all sorts of cultures just this year.”
“I think my uncle is an implausible — he has an incredible charitable ministry that’s been on the front lines off often before a lot of ministries have been there,” she continued. “I think he substantially needs to stick to doing that. I think he believes he’s speaking to a incomparable audience than he is. I think the assembly he was once speaking to is starting to migrate to a little more progressive open mindedness.”
Trump “has not shown” himself to be a Christian, Armfield said, and has exhibited qualities that are the conflicting of Christlike.
“My Jesus that we follow was really somebody who fought for the outliers,” she concluded, “and we consider that Trump has actually finished the conflicting in kind of ostracizing them.”
Watch Billy Graham’s granddaughter call out her uncle and associate Christian supporters of Trump below, around CNN.
Noor Al-Sibai is a author and editor for Raw Story, whose work has seemed in Bustle, Everyday Feminism, and Rewire.