Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is making the case against Barack Obama’s presidency better than any politician has.
Last week, Rudy Giuliani landed a glancing blow when he said he didn’t think President Obama really loves America.
Tuesday, in fewer than one hundred words posted on his Facebook page, Graham laid bare the moral and political destruction that has enveloped the country in the last six years.
Graham focused on Obama’s actions, rather than what he might think or believe.
“Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has taken a lot of heat from the media for his remark that he’s not sure if President Obama really loves America,” Graham’s post began.
“I don’t know if that’s true or not, but…” Graham wrote before launching into this concise and devastating critique of the president’s actions:
“I do know that the president (1) defends Islam and (2) chastises Christians, (3) rebukes our allies and (4) befriends our enemies, and (5) fully supports gay marriages and (6) abortion but (7) denies the religious freedoms of those who don’t agree.” (Numbers added in bold for emphasis.)
Seven specific actions undertaken by the president, spelled out in 35 simple words.
Graham then synopsized where he believes we stand as a country today in another 20 words:
“Our nation is ridiculed abroad and morally crumbling within. We are in trouble. We have turned our back on God.”
Graham has demonstrated what the best speechwriters have long known, but politicians often forget.
When it comes to effective communications, there is no tool more powerful than simplicity.