Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The anti-Semitic bigotry of Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham is an unhinged anti-LGBT hate monger. His regard for Jews is not any better. The Anti-Defamation League has warned Franklin Graham in the past that Third Reich similes are offensive to Jews because they diminish the horror of the Holocaust. Yet, in a Facebook post, Graham has written:
Planned Parenthood is the #1 abortion provider in the United States. Raising funds for this organization is like raising money to fund a Nazi death camp — like Auschwitz, except for innocent babies in their mother’s wombs!
Aside from being offensive, the comparison is invalid. We are a constitutional democracy. The Third Reich was a dictatorship. Jews in Nazi Germany were rounded up, starved, tortured and worked to death simply because their ancestors were a religion that Hitler improperly blamed for all of Germany's ills after World War I.

No one is forced to have an abortion and those “babies” that Graham refers to are fetuses. We need not debate the difference between a baby and a fetus (which can never be resolved) because we leave the moral decision up to the woman who has the most intimate relationship with the fetus and it is her body. There is not intellectually honest comparison to the Nazi state.

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