President candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) says he’s a man of faith, right after he cussed out people who send their thoughts to and pray for those suffering from tragedies.
Then Rev. Franklin Graham slammed down the truth.
Booker, who ranked about 8th in the Democratic pack according to an averaging of major polls by RealClear Politics, was speaking with David Axelrod on CNN’s The Axe Files about gun control, according to CNS News.
“When I’m president of the United States, I’m taking a fight to this issue like folks have will have never seen before, because we’re better than this as a country,” Booker declared.
He also called gun violence “a uniquely American problem” and said, “no other country has this kind of carnage.”
“More people in my lifetime have died in this nation due to gun violence than all the wars since the Revolutionary War until now,” he continued.
And then he said: “We are not going to give thoughts and prayers, which to me is just b-------.”
“I’m sorry to say that as a man of faith,” he added. “But I was taught that faith without works is dead.”
The son of the late Rev. Billy Graham took issue with Booker’s statement, writing on Facebook Sunday, “Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker obviously doesn’t know the power of prayer. He said that thoughts and prayers after gun violence is BS.”
“That couldn’t be farther from the truth.”
“When people have lost loved ones, they need the comfort and strength that can only come from God,” Graham continued. “The solution for the problem in this country is much deeper than more laws.”
“The Bible says, ‘…out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies …’ (Matthew 15:19). Jesus’ words are true, and only He can transform the human heart,” he wrote.
“I’m sorry that some of our politicians have turned their backs on God.”
Graham declared, “I’m going to continue to pray for victims of violence and their loved ones, and I’m going to continue to urge others to pray for them when these tragedies occur.”
And then he summed it up by driving down again to the true heart of the problem.
“Unless our nation calls on God and turns our heart toward Him, violence of all types will only continue to escalate,” he concluded.