Commentary: Franklin Graham and 'evil religion'


A preacher I once knew had a habit during his sermons of nudging his sometimes complacent and inattentive congregation by yelling, "Somebody ought to help me out here."


On cue, members would begin to nod, sway in their seats and shout, "Amen." Well, on this day, I'm calling on some preachers to help me out. Help me with some questions that have been bugging me lately.


Is God so small that he can be defined by a single man - a minister, to be exact - and claimed like a bingo or lottery prize?


What I'm wondering is, do those who profess Jesus as "Lord and Saviour" have the divine right (and obligation) to denounce selective others as being servants of Satan, or "evil and wicked" people?...