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Samaritan’s Purse is a “nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world.” The CEO, board chairman, and president is Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. I have no argument with the organization’s mission, but I do have an argument with its lies. In the introduction by Franklin Graham to a magazine titled “Stories and Photos from Operation Heal Our Patriots,” he makes this statement:

Every day members of our armed forces put their lives on the line to serve our nation at home and overseas. Many leave behind spouses and children who love and miss them. Americans cannot thank these families enough for their sacrifices.

This is a lie. Although members of the armed forces may put their lives on the line, they do so unnecessarily and for an evil cause. They do not serve our nation–neither at home nor overseas. Although they may leave behind spouses and children, they do so unnecessarily and for an evil cause. Americans don’t need to thank military personnel any more than they need to thank the clerks at the Social Security Administration. Military personnel are working a job for a government agency.

There are photos in this magazine of soldiers with missing limbs. I can’t think of a greater waste in this world than to give up one of your limbs for one of Uncle Sam’s senseless wars. By the way, Graham also says in his introduction that his youngest son “is an Army Ranger who was wounded during multiple tours to Afghanistan.” I would rather my son be a garbageman or flip burgers than an Army Ranger. Too bad that so many Christians think otherwise.

2:43 pm on August 28, 2014