Franklin Graham: Obama 'Giving Islam A Pass,' Persecution For Believing In Jesus Christ 'Coming'
Rev. Franklin Graham, the evangelical minister who was disinvited from a Pentagon prayer service after concerns arose regarding his past offensive comments about Islam, is now accusing President Obama of "giving Islam a pass."
In an interview with Newsmax Television, Graham was asked if he though there was a "pattern of hostility to traditional Christianity by the Obama administration."
"I don't know if it's exactly from President Obama," Graham responded, "but I'm certain that some of the men around him are very much opposed to what we stand for and what we believe."
Graham continued, "It seems as though Muslims are getting a pass"
Rev. Graham was then asked by the host about mounting "secular oppression" in the United States.
"No question, it's coming," Graham says. "I think when you preach that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the light, I think we're going to see, one day, people will say this is hate speech."
The reverend described his removal from the Pentagon prayer service program as "a slap at all Evangelical Christian."
Graham also expanded on his viewpoint of Islam:
"I don't believe Muhammad can lead anybody to God," Graham said. "I love Muslim people and I care for them very much and I want Muslims everywhere to know what I know -- that Jesus Christ died for their sins."
Graham is now scheduled to take part in the congressional National Day of Prayer event on Capitol Hill on May 6.
Watch a clip of the interview: