Rev. Franklin Graham reacted to President Trump’s emphasis on the importance of saying “Christmas” during the holiday season.
“The only thing missing are the words ‘Merry Christmas’,” Trump said in a speech he gave on December 8. “They’re using those words again.”
Graham said it is crucial that Trump and others spread the truth that “Christmas is really about the birth of Jesus Christ, and that’s what we’re all celebrating.”
“Christmas is all about Christ,” Graham said. “I’m so excited that the president isn’t afraid to mention the name of Jesus Christ.”
Graham said Trump keeps taking a “bold” stand for religious freedom for all beliefs, and not just for Christianity.
“This was a nation that was born for religious freedom,” he said.
Graham added that religion in the public square is under vicious attack from secularist forces, like those who have sued over private businesses making choices based on their personal beliefs.
He also gave everyone an update on his father, Rev. Billy Graham, who turned 99 in November.
Franklin said that Billy Graham’s mind is still “sharp” and that he values everything the elder Graham has accomplished in his very successful life.