We are calling believers to support and pray for Franklin Graham. Dear Friends,We are calling believers to support and pray for Franklin Graham. He has boldly yet tenderly taken a biblical stance in warning America in relation to Islam, gay marriage, and several other important subjects. See his most recent statement below. He must be supported by much prayer at this time as he courageously speaks the truth in love. May the Lord raise up many faithful witnesses to the truth about Jesus and His glorious love and salvation. See Franklin Graham's recent Facebook statements and two links below. Until He comes,Mike Bickle and leadership team International House of Prayer of Kansas City P.S. We encourage you to use social media to call as many as possible to pray for Franklin Graham. Franklin GrahamOn January 14 Duke University announced today that they will have a Muslim call to prayer from their chapel bell tower every Friday. As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed. Franklin GrahamOn January 15 The Muslim call to prayer that has been approved to go out across the campus of Duke University every Friday afternoon for three minutes includes “Allahu Akbar”-the words that the terrorists shouted at the onset of last week‘s massacre in Paris. It includes the proclamation that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Will evangelical Christians be allowed the same three minutes weekly to broadcast the message across campus that God Almighty of the Bible sent His Son Jesus Christ to offer forgiveness of sins and salvation to all who will repent, believe, and call on His Name? Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).Video interviewhttp://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/franklin-graham-calls-duke-alumni-withhold-support/njpRN/
Duke Reverses It's Decision On Prayer Call: Duke University officials on Friday cited security concerns as part of the reason for the school's reversal of its decision to allow a Muslim call to prayer to sound from a campus chapel bell tower.Neither the Durham, North Carolina, school nor the local FBI office, which was made aware of the situation at Duke, would specify details of these concerns, but Michael J. Schoenfeld, the university's vice president of public affairs, said the number and tone of the calls were "pretty loud and nasty.""We have heard from a lot of people who have a lot of interesting and important opinions and perspectives on this," Schoenfeld said.In a statement Thursday, the school said plans changed because its effort to "unify was not having the intended effect."The Duke Muslim Students Association had planned to chant the call, or adhan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The adhan signals the beginning of the weekly prayer service. Jummah prayers have taken place in the basement of Duke Chapel for many years."Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," Schoenfeld said. "I think when you do these kind of things you like to think and you hope that it will be seen by others as you see them as enlightened ways to introduce diversity and the celebration of faith tradition, but unfortunately it doesn't happen the way you would like it."Plans for the audible call to prayer have been in the works since fall semester and are not in response to recent criticism of Muslims after the latest terror attacks and arrests, a source with close knowledge of the situation told CNN. The source also said the request did not come from the Muslim community on campus, but rather the university administration.The university's Imam Abdullah Antepli said his community was disappointed in the school's reversal. But he had praise for Duke, calling its offerings to the Muslim community "far more comprehensive than many other universities in the entire U.S."Schoenfeld said there will continue to be a call to prayer and service as usual."The only thing that has changed," he said, "is that it will not come from the bell tower of the Duke Chapel as previously announced."There were no shortage of opinions on both sides after the reversal.