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Franklin Graham: Vote For 'Least Heathen' Candidate

| by Michael Allen
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Evangelist Franklin Graham advised Christians on March 16 to vote for "the least heathen of the two" candidates in the presidential election.

"There is a left movement within the evangelical community that [is] telling people, 'If so-and-so wins or this person wins don't vote,'" Graham told CBN News. "I'm just saying, I don't care who wins and who's out there, you have to vote."

"And I'm not going to tell people who to vote for, I'm not going to do that, let God tell you who to vote for," Graham added. "You may have to hold your nose, you may have to decide which is the least heathen of the two heathen."

In more Graham family news, Tullian Tchvidjian, Graham's nephew, was recently terminated by Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, Florida, after confessing to having an affair.

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Tchvidjian left his previous position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, because of another affair.

"When we heard the disclosures he made just a few days ago, the session acted within hours to end his employment at the church," Willow Creek Pastor Kevin Labby told The Christian Post.

Tchividjian began working at Willow Creek in September 2016, about two months after resigning from Coral Ridge Presbyterian for an affair that he claimed was caused in part by his wife Kim's alleged affair.

Tchividjian told Washington Post in June 2015:

As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair.

Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family.

As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself.

Kim responded at the time: "The statement reflected my husband’s opinions but not my own."

The couple subsequently divorced.

Labby told The Christian Post that Tchividjian's newly-confessed affair occurred before Tchividjian found out about Kim's alleged infidelity.

Tchividjian told The Christian Post via email: "The process of repentance is progressive and painful. It involves ongoing confession, not just of what's going on in my life at the present but what's happened in my life in the past."

He also apologized for "sinful and selfish choices" that "have hurt so many, especially my family."

Sources: CBN News, The Christian Post, The Washington Post / Photo Credit: Leszek Janczuk/Wikimedia

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