The Rev. Franklin Graham recently complained about Christians who were unwilling to stand beside "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.
During an interview with GQ magazine, Robertson compared homosexuals to terrorists and claimed that black people were "happy" and "singing" while living under racist Jim Crow laws.
On Monday, Rev. Graham wrote on his father's website BillyGraham.org:
I appreciate the Robertson family’s strong commitment to biblical principles and their refusal to back down under intense media pressure over Phil Robertson’s comments in a recent interview. As the Robertson controversy winds down—at least for now—I have been amazed at how many churches have apparently ‘ducked’ out on the issue (sin).
If we Christians banded together and took a stand, perhaps we wouldn’t be losing so much ground in what the media is calling the “cultural war.” However, it is not a cultural war—it is a religious war against Christians and the biblical truths we stand for. Some churches have fallen into the trap of being politically correct, under the disguise of tolerance.
A 2008 video (below) of Robertson attacking Muslims and Japanese people (Shintoists) recently surfaced, notes Mediaite.com.
Robertson was preaching at the Hillsboro Church of Christ in El Dorado, AR when he stated, "That’s why they run jet aircraft into buildings, because they’re under control of the evil one, that’s why they rob and kidnap and rape and pillage, because they’re under control of the evil one. That’s why they murder, from the Nazis, to the Shintoists, to the communists to this latest crop!”
Robertson made no mention of the US killing people in foreign lands, but added, "You say ‘Why do they murder, why do they hate us? Because all of them, those four groups, 80 years of history, they all want to conquer the world, they all rejected Jesus, and they’re all famous for murder. Nazis, Shintoists, communists, and the Muhammadists.”