Evangelist Franklin Graham -- son of the world-renown evangelist Billy Graham -- says greed, lust, and wickedness are at the heart of Washington's woes, the CBN (Christian Broadcast Network) website reports from an exclusive interview today (October 16, 2013).
The leader of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says America is in crisis because we've taken God out of the picture. "Our government is in trouble; our country is in trouble," Franklin warned. "We are in moral decay; we are in economic decay."
"Our politicians don't know right from wrong," he continued. "And our politicians come to this city (Washington, D.C.) and they fight one another and it's the greed in their hearts, the lust that's in their hearts, and they make all these rules and laws that affect the rest of us." According to Graham, this is what happens when God is removed from government and the nation's schools.
"And the government spends and spends and spends, and they don't have the money to pay for it. But the politicians are trying to use that money to buy votes in favor for themselves. It is so greedy and so wicked and so wrong," he charged.