Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX came out in support of Donald Trump’s acceptance of Vladimir Putin’s assurance that Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 U.S. election. Trump said this in response to a question about who Trump believed: our intelligence community or Putin.
There are three kinds of leaders….Caretakers. Undertakers. Risk takers. @realDonaldTrump @POTUS is Risktaker. Thank you Mr President for seeking peace and prosperity for America and the world https://t.co/YB13KVTEXT
— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) July 16, 2018
Franklin Graham tweeted something similar earlier today.
In contrast, fellow Southern Baptist Russell Moore had this to say after the Helsinki press conference:
Vladimir Putin ruthlessly persecutes those who preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, holds orphans hostage from waiting families for his political purposes, murders dissidents and journalists, attacks democratic institutions and nations.
Morality is not relative.
— Russell Moore (@drmoore) July 16, 2018
Currently, Jack Graham is blocking followers who disagree with his tweet.
These tweets from the court evangelicals come from the White House talking points after today’s press conference.
WH sent out these talking points to surrogates. One line from the WH: “For over a year and half, the President has repeatedly said he believes the intelligence agencies when they said Russia interfered in American elections.” (Fact check: this is not believable after Helsinki) pic.twitter.com/qhMZSSacRa
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 17, 2018
UPDATE: Add Eric Metaxas to this list:
Eric Metaxas defends Trump at Helsinki on his radio show right now: "There is nothing there…it was only a stumble." #ericmetaxas @EricMetaxasShow #courtevangelicals
— John Fea (@JohnFea1) July 17, 2018