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Franklin Graham offers Rosie O’Donnell salvation in Jesus after she condemned Paul Ryan ‘to hell’

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January 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Rev. Franklin Graham offered Liberal comedienne and lesbian Rosie O’Donnell a chance to be saved by Jesus Christ after she told Republican Paul Ryan that he would go “to hell” for voting for tax cuts. 

The son of famous evangelist Billy Graham reacted on his Facebook page to a condemnatory tweet from O’Donnell to House Speaker Paul Ryan, who had tweeted about the beauty of the Christmas season.

Ryan’s tweet was an excerpt from a Christmas message in which he said the “true Christmas spirit” was seeing “the light overcomes the darkness.”  “The glory of God shines all around us,” Ryan continued, “and brings us closer to one another.”

Late Christmas Eve, as many families were gathering to celebrate the birth of Jesus, O’Donnell took offense at Ryan’s voting for tax cuts. She attacked his Christmas message. 

“Paul Ryan - don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation - u will go straight to hell u screwed up fake altar boy,” the comedian-turned talk show host tweeted.  

O’Donnell added a hashtag, “#JUDASmuch,” connecting Ryan with the betrayer of Jesus.

While Ryan let the condemnation drop by merely responding, “We wish everyone a Merry Christmas,” Rev. Franklin Graham took up the argument.

“Rosie, you don’t have the keys to Hell, but I know the One who does,” the famous preacher posted on Facebook the morning after Christmas.

Rev. Graham explained that all are sinners but God offers forgiveness to all in Christ.  “Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, and He took your sins and mine to the Cross, dying in our place, so that we might live--if we would turn from our sins and put our faith in Him,” Graham wrote.

The outspoken minister then directly appealed to the vulgar actress.  “I hope one day you will put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ and let him heal your heart, clean up your mouth, and forgive your sins,” the reverend concluded.

The following day, December 27th, Graham explained his motivation for challenging O’Donnell on Fox News. 

Half-jokingly, the pastor noted O’Donnell’s tweet proved she is a believer.  “I’m glad to know that Rosie is a fundamentalist,” he told the “Fox and Friends” program.  “She believes in Hell.  So many people don’t.”

On a more serious note, Rev. Graham shared his concern is for O’Donnell’s salvation.

“Rosie, if you are watching, I hope you put your faith and trust in Christ because He will forgive your sins and heal your heart ... if you put your faith and trust in Him,” he said.

While “Fox and Friends” hosts attempted to pit Graham further against O’Donnell, asking him why she “wakes up angry” and full of hatred, Graham did not take the bait.  Instead, he emphasized that the nation is in need of prayer. 

“Our country is in trouble,” the evangelist warned, “and I don’t have any faith in our political system ... There is so much political hate in Washington, it’s broken.”

“I don’t have any faith in the Republican Party or the Democratic Party,” Graham continued.  “The only hope for our country is God.”

He urged Americans to pray fervently for their nation and for President Trump.

When the Fox News team baited Graham to comment on what they said was the president’s lack of accomplishments, he refused to criticize, noting how much of Trump’s agenda has been blocked by Congress.

Instead, Graham pointed out the positive.  “He has prayer with his cabinet,” he said.  “He is not afraid to mention Jesus’ name in public ... I appreciate that so much about him. But we need to pray for him because he is our president.”

O’Donnell has of late taken to vulgar tweets against conservatives, most recently the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro.  

Shapiro criticized O’Donnell’s apparently serious bribe of $2 million to Republican senators to vote against the Trump tax bill.  In response, O’Donnell cursed Shapiro with a sexually-explicit obscenity.  

Shapiro reported the offense to Twitter, which initially found no problem with the harassment, but later had the comment deleted.

Even conservative victims of terrorism are not exempt from O’Donnell’s crudity.  She attacked pro-life Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who nearly died from a pro-abortion terrorist attack at baseball practice, calling him the “f”-word for voting for tax cuts and commenting that since he didn’t die he should “do something” better with his life.

Rep. Scalise simply turned the other cheek, responding, “Bless your heart.”

You may watch Rev. Graham’s entire “Fox and Family” interview here.

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