Media Matters poses the question.
On today’s edition of Fox & Friends, evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Rev. Billy Graham, appeared on the show to discuss reports that the Army is considering rescinding its invitation for Graham to appear at the Pentagon on the National Day of Prayer, due to objections over Graham’s past controversial comments about Islam.
During his Fox & Friends appearance, Franklin certainly proved those who objected to his invitation’s point. He claimed that he “loves the Muslim people” and just wanted them to “know what I know.” What he knows, apparently is that “Christ can come into their heart and change them, and they can have the hope of eternal life, salvation. I want them to know that they don’t have to die in a car bomb, they don’t have to die in some holy war to be accepted by God, but it’s through faith in Jesus Christ and Christ alone.”
And, he was just getting started. Graham also said he just wanted people who were “enslaved by Islam” to know that they could be “free through faith in Jesus Christ and Christ alone.” Graham preached all of this on a news network (sort of), so, as you can imagine, the “Fair and Balanced” host of this show was outraged that someone would think they could appear on the show, proselytize, and attack Islam and Muslims.
Nope! Instead, host Gretchen Carlson wondered if reports that the Army is reconsidering its invitation, coupled with a judge’s ruling that the National Prayer Day was unconstitutional was evidence of an “assault against Christianity, against prayer.”
Update: See “Ask Pentagon to drop anti-Islam speaker”, CAIR action alert, 22 April 2010