In a Facebook post Wednesday, evangelical leader Rev. Franklin Graham responded to President Barack Obama’s executive actions to undermine the Second Amendment by informing Obama he was “looking in the wrong place” when it comes to gun violence.
Your executive actions will do nothing to change this horrific problem. You can take all the guns in America and put them in a pile on the Mall in Washington DC, and those guns will stay there and will eventually rust and decay. Not one gun will crawl out of that pile and shoot or harm anyone. It takes a human being, and a human heart bent on evil, to pick up a gun, load it, and pull the trigger.
“The problem we have in this country is sin,” he continued. “We have a government that has taken God out of society.”
Graham went on to say that Hollywood has glorified gun violence – the same Hollywood that has championed Obama’s gun control executive actions.
“Every night the networks, movie channels, and theaters are filled with programming that glamorizes gun violence—guns are used to shoot, to kill, and to splatter human blood all over screens across America,” he wrote.
Graham drew a direct connection between an increase in violence and “turning our back on God.”
“The Bible tells us, ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?’ (Jeremiah 17:9),” he added. “The only cure? Jesus Christ. That’s what will make a difference in our nation.”