“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
– Isaiah 5:20
If you’re not paying attention to how woke banks can outright “cancel” Christian organizations, on very short notice, here’s something else you need to worry about in these strange times.
In an address to the National Religious Broadcasters at their annual meeting in Florida, evangelist Franklin Graham warned of a “coming storm” Christian organizations are facing – from the banking industry. He explained he’s been forced to take steps to avoid being “canceled.” First it was gun owners; now it’s Christian organizations.
Graham is chief of the international relief charity Samaritan’s Purse as well as executive at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, launched by his late father.
He warned that leftists in control of various banking institutions or corporations have launched deliberate – and discriminatory – attacks on organizations of faith.
For example, the National Committee for Religious Freedom, started by former Kansas senator and governor Sam Brownback, had its accounts arbitrarily closed by Chase last year – with no explanation.
Graham said the surge of “wokeness” that already has invaded universities, schools, governments and social media organizations, “could sweep over evangelical ministries that broadcast the Gospel message and call out sinful behaviors.”
Leftists have their own definition if sin and righteousness. To them the latter includes defending homosexuality against all comers, complying with all requests of children for removing breasts and sexual organs and setting them up for grooming with adults. This contrasts sharply with biblical values.
Will banks increasingly turn against those who follow Christian teachings?
“I believe there’s a coming storm that we’re all going to [have to] be ready for,” Graham told the audience. “It’s not going to be good. The world is deteriorating so quickly. It seems like every demon in hell has been turned loose.”
In fact, the Joe Biden administration has made a priority of promoting abortion through a “whole of government” scheme – even though Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.
Graham said ministry details often now reside in the “cloud” – literally, so Amazon and other services can cancel services abruptly.
“If you can’t store your data and you can’t retrieve your data, your organization is not going to last much longer,” he warned.
There are those who shouldn’t worry, he emphasized, those who “don’t preach the Gospel.”
“If you’re not going to talk about sin, you don’t have anything to worry about. But if you’re going to try to preach and proclaim the Gospel, they’re going to try to shut you up,” Graham said.
He said Samaritan’s Purse, being proactive, built a data center so it could keep operating. But smaller operators may have a tougher time protecting themselves.
“We built it big enough so that we can help other organizations if they want to store their data there, too,” he said.
The organization was forced to move its bank accounts to a new institution when its previous service provider canceled accounts of the Family Research Council.
His warning: Those who are offended when Christians call the LGBTQ lifestyle a sin “are coming out [of] universities, and they’re going into businesses and now they’re getting into [corporate] leadership.”
He said, “Just don’t sit there on your hands and let the storm hit. And then have this look on your face like, ‘I didn’t know that was coming. I didn’t see that coming.’ You’d better see it coming. The world hates us, and Jesus told us the world hated me first and they’re gonna hate you.
“If you stand for Christ, the world hates you.”
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