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Franklin Graham Praises Marjorie Taylor Greene — ‘It Will Be Interesting To See How God Uses Her’

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After watching Lesley Stahl’s interview with Marjorie Taylor Greene on “60 Minutes,” evangelist Franklin Graham recently tweeted his support for Greene.

Having spent just two years as the Georgia Republican representative, Greene has quickly gained considerable political notoriety with her controversial and outspoken views. She’s been criticized for her claims on social media that the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shootings were faked, for advancing QAnon conspiracy theories, for cheering the January 6th insurrection, and for making racially charged statements.

Son of the late Billy Graham, Franklin Graham serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization. With nearly three million followers, Graham’s vocal advocacy for the Republican party reaches around the world.

Franklin Graham Supports Marjorie Taylor Greene as She Brings ‘Some Practical, Common Sense to Politics’

Graham admits not knowing Greene, but that didn’t stop him from supporting her and what she stands for politically. Though a registered Independent, Graham has often been a public supporter of the Republican party.

In a recent tweet regarding Greene’s interview on “60 Minutes,” Graham said, “It will be interesting to see how God uses her.”

“I learned a lot,” Graham said of the interview. “I think she brings some practical, common sense to politics.”

With more than 600,000 views and hundreds of quotes tweets, Graham’s viral tweet is eliciting polarized comments.

One commented, “This sort of comment undermines your organization’s good name and works.”

Another supported Graham, saying, “Thank you, Reverend Graham for standing up for truth and for God. Ignore all the Negative comments. We know too many people are walking in darkness.”

“Franklin, I began to follow Jesus 48 years ago and have done so ever since. My old life became new then,” Someone else said. “I fear for you and some of your political allegiances. You use the right language. But Jesus seems to be absent.”

One commenter watched the interview and then commented, “I did see it and was positively impressed with MTG, she doesn’t cower an inch.”

An Interview With Marjorie Taylor Greene — A ‘Dangerous Politician to Some, a Hero to Others’

Lesley Stahl interviewed Marjorie Taylor Greene on “60 Minutes.” In just 13 minutes, the two discussed history, politics, and Greene’s radical opinions.

Before her term in Congress began, Greene helped lead her family’s construction business in Georgia. Her father, a conservative, often listened to right-wing talk radio. When asked what her dad thought of her political career and “pitbullness,” Greene responded, “He was very proud of me.” Greene’s mother, on the other hand, has told her to “tone it down.”