The Reverend Franklin Graham, son of the legendary evangelical minister Rev. Billy Graham, is a leader in his own right. His foundation, Samaritan's Purse, is a global relief organization that helped rebuild Haiti after the earthquake and responds to disaster and tragedy big and small. He carries weight in evangelical circles.
He could use that weight to try to influence the outcome of this election, or to tell his listeners and readers and flock whom to vote for, but he chose not to. Instead, as you can see above, he argues simply for the vote, for the process and the involvement. He is telling evangelical voters to be heard.
From The Blaze:
Graham said during a sit-down interview with the outlet in Denver, Colorado, that he believes that there is a liberal wing of the evangelical community that is telling people, “If so-and-so wins or this person wins, don’t vote’” — a sentiment that he flatly rejects.
“I’m just saying, I don’t care who wins and who’s out there, you have to vote,” he told CBN News. ”And I’m not going to tell people who to vote for, I’m not going to do that — let God tell you who to vote for.”
Graham continued, “You may have to hold your nose, you may have to decide which is the least heathen of the two heathen.”
It is a tremendous strategy that will pay off in the future. The evangelical movement is large and as a voting bloc they are an essential "get." By showing their numbers they only enhance the status as a group that must be considered and listened to when running for office. This can only help to disempower and blunt the barrage of secular leftist politics.
That's good for evangelical Christians across America. And good for America.