Franklin Graham’s daughter, Cissie Graham Lynch, is urging more than 40 million inactive Christian voters through the outreach, “Non-Essential,” to make their voices heard in November’s presidential election.
The granddaughter of the late Billy Graham and outspoken Trump supporter will be one of the seven evangelical speakers to discuss faith, voting and major 2020 issues at the Non-Essential event, which will be hosted by the creators of Hope Rising, Revive Us, national faith leaders and panelists – including Dinesh D’Souza, Kirk Cameron and Charlie Cameron.
She insists Christians must take a bold stand at the ballot box to keep America from falling apart.
“I think I speak for everyone when I say this country is in severe trouble,” Graham Lynch told CBN News. “I don’t believe that any Democrat’s gonna fix it. I don’t believe any Republican’s gonna to fix it. Only God can fix this nation.”
Christian warriors don’t sit on the sidelines
The co-creator of Non-Essential, Ryan Higgins – who is also the founder of The Tempus Collaborative – says that the focus of the “Non-Essential” event is to encourage the more than 40 million inactive Christian voters in the United States to vote according to their faith on November 4.
“Every election cycle, I’m both shocked and disappointed to learn how many Christians do not participate in our elections, and it’s my hope that an event like this can make a historical difference, ” Higgins shared, according to CBN News.
Wanting Christians to become a vocal force – not silent bystanders – Graham Lynch asserts that believers can no longer stand by as the godless left tears down the nation and its Christian underpinnings – calling them to enter the political arena and hit the ballot box.
“I’ve traveled the world with my dad, Franklin Graham, with the ministry Samaritan’s Purse, and I just know what a precious gift we have to be able to vote and to have a voice,” she impressed.
Graham Lynch likened the barrage of attacks from the left on families over the past year with waves crashing on a beach, noting how godless politicians – and the mainstream media propagating their pro-LGBTQ agenda – is leading the nation down a disastrous road … especially concerning the controversial issue of gender identity.
“I’ve seen so many concerns – I’m a mom of young children, and I see it very essential to speak on these issues that we’re facing right now,” the devoted Christian mom proclaimed. “The time has passed – we can no longer sit on the sideline and let these issues keep coming up … and we’re not having a voice in it.”
She related a concerning experience that many parents face with gender politics being propagated in the schools – without parental consent.
“Just this week, I had to go to the local school board, and I had to fight for our children on the frontlines because this idea of sexual ideology has become the forefront of education endeavors – where they’re trying to teach children in kindergarten about sexual identity,” Graham Lynch recounted. “Those are the things we’re seeing all across the country. I’m a mom, and I’m going to fight as long as I can for my children, but one way to do that is with our vote.”
The vocal advocate of Christian values insisted that Christians should be more concerned with the potential disaster that could happen at the polls on election day if they don’t vote … rather than worry about the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As Christians, we need to be fearing in this country the idea of socialism and the attack of our religious liberties,” Graham Lynch impressed. “These are some of the things that our religious liberties our Forefathers fought for – free exercise of religion. Some evangelicals and those on the left have adopted this idea that our religion should just be kept inside the four walls of our home and inside our places of worship. That’s not what our Forefathers intended. They intended our faith be very involved in jobs, our businesses and our schools – and we’re being very quiet.”
Earlier this summer, Graham-Lynch stressed that Trump kept his promise to protect religious freedom throughout his four years as president.
“He appointed judges who respect the First Amendment,” Lynch was quoted in Decision Magazine in August. “He supported religious beliefs in court, [and] he ensured that religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. He reversed the policies that placed our little girls at risk, and on the world stage, President Trump became the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the United Nations – giving hope to people around the world.”
She reminded believers of their moral responsibility to protect the sanctity of preborn children’s lives.
“Science is on our side when we talk about life. When you talk about a child inside of the womb growing and thriving, and we’re talking about people who govern over us who believe its okay – not just first trimester abortions, but they think it’s okay to have an abortion in the sixth, seventh and eighth month … all the way ’til the child is born,” Graham Lynch argued. “We, as Christians, is it okay for us to turn our back and not engage in that conversation – to help end that?”
She visited some common questions – from the faithful and faithless alike – “Has God abandoned America, and why is He allowing so much suffering?”
“I was just reminded of a message that my grandfather spoke back in the ‘90s in New York City, and he said, ‘God hasn’t abandoned us – we’ve abandoned God,'” Graham-Lynch recalled.
She asserted that what America needs more than any politician is to turn to God.
“God’s ear is inclined to us, and we have to be a nation that turns back, and He will hear the cries and pleas of those who are righteous,” Graham Lynch concluded.
On October 18 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Pacific, the Non-Essential get-out-and-vote event will take place before a live audience at Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif,, where it will be livestreamed – with KLOVE Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey leading worship.
Standing with God and Trump … then and now …
Before the 2016 election between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Graham Lynch declared who she would be casting her ballot for in her blog, titled “Unapologetically Voting for Trump.”
“I have read articles and heard my Christian brothers and sisters say that they cannot vote for either candidate,” she wrote. “[W]e cannot afford to sit it out. This could be our defining moment; the most important election we ever vote in.”
At the time, one of her biggest concerns was over U.S. Supreme Court appointments who would honor God and the U.S. Constitution – a vow that Trump has kept throughout the past four years – most recently with his nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, to join the bench.
“My greatest concern for our country is the direction of the Supreme Court,” Graham Lynch stated in October 2016. “If there is only one reason for Christians to vote, this is it.”
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