An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor

Although I am not a religious person and frequently engage in debates with fundamentalist Christians, I love this letter and it is why I like Christians who can see through the hypocritical, emotional rhetoric of self-serving preachers and have the courage to call them out publically.

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Dear Frank

Can I call you Frank? This is just pastor to pastor. Feel free to call me Peter. Anyway, I have to say I was flattered when I learned that your Decision America Tour took a detour off the beaten path to call upon us “small community churches.” We are nothing if not small. We seat 30-40 on a good Sunday. And we are a century old fixture of our small community. Most often we are overlooked and overshadowed by mega-churches and politically influential religious voices like your own. We don’t hold a candle to an auditorium filled with the music of a one hundred voice choir led by professional musicians. We probably will never be recognized in any nationally syndicated media. After all, we don’t do anything really “newsworthy.” We just preach the good news of Jesus Christ; love one another the best we can (which sometimes isn’t…

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  1. BroadBlogs
    Jun 02, 2017 @ 17:23:14

    I was a little surprised to see a post about a Christian. But now I get it. I also appreciate people who can see through hypocrites and call them out,

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  2. Max T. Furr
    Jun 02, 2017 @ 20:26:27

    Thank you, Georgia. I appreciate your appreciation (:D) and I’m glad you’re onboard with exposing self-serving politicians and preachers.

    I’ve posted, as well, about Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and his (partly) taxpayer supported Ark Park in Kentucky.

    For many years I’ve been an active member of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. I keep abreast of the continuing fundamentalist assault on the Establishment Clause and objective science education in public schools. It’s a constant battle.

    I’ve been considering shifting my posting focus to the ongoing fight against the fundamentalists’ drive to have all of society bend to their religious beliefs.

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