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Franklin Graham: I Back Trump Because He Defends Christian Faith

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By    |   Monday, 26 November 2018 08:45 AM

Evangelical leader Franklin Graham told "Axios on HBO" over the weekend that he supports President Donald Trump because he defends the Christian faith.

"Now people say \, 'Well Frank but how can you defend him, when he's lived such a sordid life?',” Graham said. “I never said he was the best example of the Christian faith. He defends the faith. And I appreciate that very much."

Regarding the president’s treatment of women, Graham, the son of the late Billy Graham and the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said "Trump has admitted his faults and has apologized to his wife and his daughter for things he has done and said. And he has to stand before God for those things."

He also insisted his allegiance was not automatically for the Republican Party, stating that he backs politicians that "support the Christian faith whether they're Democrats, Republicans, Independents. Politicians that are going to guarantee my freedom of worship. And I appreciate the president has appointed now two conservative judges that are going to defend religious freedom, so amen to that."

Graham also discussed declining church membership, insisting that "In this country, we have seen in the last 70 years, the liberalism in churches. And those churches, those denominations, a lot of that has membership has gone down as people have left. But churches that teach the Bible, believe the Bible, are doing well."

Graham has been one of Trump’s most vocal supporters, according to The Hill.

This included the reverend going on a 10-rally tour in California over this past summer to encourage Christians to vote in an effort to combat progressive policy in the state. 

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