Television evangelist and convicted felon Jim Bakker predicted on May 31 that there would be another civil war in America, by Christians, if President Donald Trump is impeached (video below).
Bakker made his declaration while interviewing Pastor Ramiro Pena, who is part of Trump’s Hispanic advisory board, reports Right Wing Watch: "I'll tell you what, I will predict, if [impeachment] happens, there will be a civil war in the United States of America. The Christians will finally come out of the shadows because we are going to be shut up, permanently, if we’re not careful, and God says, 'Faith without works is dead.'"
In more religious news, evangelist Franklin Graham praised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on May 30 for using government authority to force unwed couples to get married, as noted by BBC News.
Graham insisted on his Facebook page that Nkurunziza was promoting morality with state-forced marriages:
In a world that has lost its moral compass, here’s a president who is trying to make a difference. Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is a Christian. The world may scorn and laugh at him, but he knows that God's ways are always in the best interest of individuals, of families, and of nations. Let's pray for him and his efforts to promote morality in Burundi.
Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch, described the situation in Burundi under Nkurunziza's rule in February 2016: "The Burundian police, military, intelligence services, and members of the ruling party’s youth league are using increasingly brutal methods to punish and terrorize perceived opponents. Government forces and the ruling party are treating suspected opponents with extreme cruelty and viciousness, which could further escalate the violence."
The comments on Graham's Facebook page were mixed:
Oh, Lord. With a controlling "Christian caliphate" like this and ISIS, I think the devil can retire.
Pastor Franklin Graham, I am so sorry to hear you say that for the Burundian president !! I am not sure if you know what's going on in Burundi but you better quit and ask or try to know more than what you seems know until now. Hundreds and hundreds of young and kids have already killed, women are abused everyday... consider your comments please.
Wow. Is he related to hitler?
Mr. Graham, when are you going to become a member of Christ's Church?
I applaud his bravery.
Franklin is Christian Taliban.
We MUST continue to pray for our leaders. God's watching. He knows. God's in control. PRAY!
Excellent. One nation under God.
Awesomeness! Following Our creators word!
Can't condone living together but it's not right to Make people marry.