An evangelist with a famous father has made a stop in Nebraska to say Christians need to get involved in the political process.
Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, called the presidential campaign interesting and said the success of outsiders discloses something.
“I think there is an unrest among the voters with Washington, Washington not performing and that’s at the whole level; and both parties. I’m disgusted with both of them,” Graham told reporters during a brief news conference after his address to more than 3,000 at the Nebraska state Capitol.
Graham suggested the unrest is made evident by the unexpected strength of the presidential campaign of independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Graham is touring the country as part of his Decision America Tour, stopping at each state Capitol. Nebraska was his 24th stop. The tour plans to wrap up in October, just prior to the November General Election.
Graham mixed a call to politics with a call to piety in addressing the crowd gathered in Lincoln. He led the crowd in praying for state governmental officials, state governmental employees, law enforcement, and the military. He exhorted those in attendance to become involved in the political process, to vote, but also to consider running for office.
Graham told reporters that he hopes the rallies arouse Christians about the seriousness of the problems facing America, which he asserted is a drift away from the country’s biblical heritage.
Graham said Christians need to quit complaining about the government and start getting involved in the process, especially the politics of the nation’s capital.
“It needs a major shakeup, because it’s failing all of us. Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, it doesn’t matter, Washington is failing us.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]