By Mary Washington
Evangelist Franklin Graham has again come to the defense of embattled President Donald Trump. Graham, the son of famed preacher Billy Graham, seemed to forget Jesus Christ’s plea to bless the peacemakers, when he threatened the “satanic liberal conspiracy” which was trying to bring Trump down.
“Trump has the might of God behind him and liberals will be hit by thunderbolts if they try to remove him,” said Graham in an interview with Charisma magazine.
Graham also came to Trump’s defense when he sided with neo-Nazis during the recent Charlottesville terrorist attack. However, several other Evangelicals have also threatened violent retribution if Trump is removed.
Televangelist Jim Bakker said that Trump’s impeachment could lead to a civil war.
“If it happens, there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows, because we are going to be shut up permanently if we’re not careful,” said Bakker, according to the Hill.
Bakker recently hosted Trump’s “spiritual adviser” Paula White on his show. White said opposition to Trump was opposition to God.
Both Bakker and White are advocates of the prosperity gospel which believes that God rewards people by making them rich.