The Common Good

Franklin Graham and the black-white gap in American evangelicalism

Date: March 1, 2012

 

I have never met Lisa Sharon Harper, but she’s been reading my mail. 
 
Why, she asks, was Franklin Graham unwilling to apply the term “Christian” to president Obama?  
 
Graham has trouble seeing the president as a fellow believer, Sharon Harper argues, because white Christians are rarely forced to wrestle with systemic injustice and are therefore uncomfortable with Christians who make this issue front and center.