She's the granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham and the daughter of Franklin Graham – and she's voting for Donald Trump.
Cissie Graham Lynch says for her, it comes down to who sits on the Supreme Court – and that that's why she says her brothers and sisters in Christ have to vote. "If there is only one reason for Christians to vote, this is it," she writes. (Editor's note: Well over half of 3,000 OneNewsNow readers who participated in a poll earlier this week agree, saying that vacancies on the Supreme Court will be foremost in their minds on Election Day.)
Following are excerpts from Lynch's interview this morning on FOX News as well as a video of the program segment.
"Christians right now want to say they can't vote for either candidate, [but] we can't afford to sit out. This comes down to the Supreme Court and who's going to protect my rights as a Christian and my religious freedoms."
"This isn't just an election for four to eight years – this is generational when it comes to the Supreme Court. Christians are being persecuted here; my faith is in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone – and Christians are being persecuted every day. We need people who are going to stand firm for our religious beliefs, not attack the faith-based institutions; and who are going to fight for the unborn."
"I look at who Trump has surrounded himself with. He has surrounded himself with some godly men [like] Ben Carson. But he's chosen not just the counsel of Mike Pence but as his running mate. Mike Pence doesn't just talk about his faith, he talks about his faith in Jesus Christ – and he is not ashamed of it. And I think Trump and Pence together will fight on behalf of the Christian voice."
"To listen to [Hillary Clinton] in those first five minutes [of the final debate] just candidly talk about [late-term] abortion. This is murder – and we are on a national stage just talking about it, [and she's saying] that it's okay and defending it. To me it was so vulgar."
Similarly, Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas says "staying at home" on Election Day isn't an option for Christians - and like Cissie Graham Lynch, he cites the future makeup of the Supreme Court as a major reason.
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