After endeavours to preserve the 6-foot tall Ten Commandment monument in its original place in Oklahoma failed, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse charity, Franklin Graham has gone into a outrage over the removal of the monument comparing it to the rampages of the ISIS.
The Ten Commandments granite monument was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds on October 6 after judges ruled that its placement on government land violated state law.
Graham claimed on his public Facebook page that “[a]theists, activists, and anti-God groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Military Freedom of Religion Foundation” are out to destroy the Christian faith.
Read his post below:
“What a shame! The granite Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol was removed this week. It was taken down at night, under the cover of darkness, to avoid protests. What are these people thinking? We need God’s laws–these are the laws that have helped society flourish.
We have been appalled at news reports of ISIS and the Islamic State tearing down all symbols of Christianity in the Middle East; but think about it—we’re doing it to ourselves here in the U.S. Atheists, activists, and anti-God groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the Military Freedom of Religion Foundation are on a quest to erase or tear down anything associated with the Name of Jesus Christ.
This is an example of why I’m going not just to this capital next year—but to all 50—with the #DecisionAmericaTour. I’m going to challenge the people of God to stand for His truth and righteousness and make a difference in this nation. Will you join me in praying for America and taking a stand before it’s too late? SHARE this with others.”
According to the Associated Press, a contractor began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 on Monday evening and took it to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs’ offices a few blocks away.