Franklin Graham (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
It’s shocking how far atheists are willing to go to destroy religion.
Late last week, the Marine Corps Times reported that an atheist group had begun demanding that a benign “God bless the military” sign at a Marine base in Hawaii be removed because it allegedly violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
This news did not please Rev. Franklin Graham, especially considering that the sign had initially been erected after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
“You’ve got to be kidding me!” the incensed reverend wrote on Facebook this Tuesday in a post that has since garnered over 80,000 likes, 46,000 shares and 15,000 comments.
He added that the sign “has been a source of hope and comfort” for struggling military members and that all of us need to “pray for our military” and share this story “with others who will pray.”
Graham also pointed out that 22 veterans commit suicide daily, which is why our soldiers and veterans alike need all the support they can get.
Apparently, Mike Weinstein, president of the atheist group responsible for this attack on the sign, disagreed.
In an interview, he claimed that the sign was “divisive” and demanded that base officials “move it to the chapel grounds or take (it) off the installation altogether.”
The full sign reads, “God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them.”
It’s really inconceivable as to how this could be divisive. Jews, Muslims and Christians all believe in God, even though their views of God differ. It’s atheist like Weinstein who are in the minority, so why do we kowtow to them when they voice an opinion?