Franklin Graham Grants Mulligan To Terrorist

Franklin Graham writes on Facebook:

Thirty years ago Kim Hyon-hui killed 115 people by blowing up a plane as a North Korean spy. Today she wonders if her sins can be forgiven. I have some Good News for Kim. Her ultimate forgiveness and healing doesn’t come from people or governments, it comes from God — and God wants to forgive her. The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” No matter how bad the sin, we can have forgiveness by putting our faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. Isn’t that great?

Shortly after the bombing, Kim was captured in Bahrain where her accomplice committed suicide with a cyanide-laced cigarette provided by the North Korean government. Kim attempted to do the same but her captors wrestled the cigarette away from her in time. She was then extradited to South Korea where she was sentenced to death, but two years later South Korea’s then-president granted her a pardon, saying that she’d been brainwashed by North Korea. The pardon was wildly controversial and since then Kim has lived under constant protection.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Squirrel.

    It’s not just for N. Korean breakfast anymore.

    • Todd20036

      Mmmm. squirrel…

  • shellback

    Things I’ve recently had it up to here with:
    1. Franklin Graham
    2. The term “Mulligan”

  • skyweaver

    Franklin please just go away, you’re a complete embarrassment. I was no big fan of your dads but you’ve taken his self-righteousness to a new level

    • ted-

      Tell god to take him to that heavenly space already.

  • Treant

    Good news! They’ve now totally given up any claim they had on moral superiority!

    (I’ve had grand fun pricking my cousin with that fact as she tries to act completely self-superior. “Your anointed President from God fucked a whore while his third wife was pregnant.”)

    • Todd20036

      Even worse, while giving birth to Barron.

    • Joseph Miceli

      And paid her to keep it quiet!

    • Reality.Bites

      It’s nothing her husband wouldn’t have done given the money and opportunity.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Next week Franklin Graham is going to declare the Holocaust to be “bygones”.

  • DN

    The bullshit forgiveness narrative is central to christianity.

    anyone wanna bet how Franklin feels about Jeffrey Dahmer being in heaven?

    • dbishop75

      if they believe that he asked for forgiveness, they’d just celebrate how many gays he killed…

    • kareemachan

      Didn’t they used to add regret and contrition and restitution to it?

      • Talisman

        To much work and cuts into the profits.

      • clay

        Can’t have wife-beaters waiting to prove themselves safe before they’re let back into the house!

        /s

      • BobSF_94117

        We’re talking Baptists here, so no.

      • Smokey

        Well in certain xtian circles that’s still true.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “And you get a pass from a sky fairy! And you get a pass from a sky fairy! And you, and you, and you.” Good god, these people are unreal. If a fairy’s going to give me a pass, I hope I get at least a kiss and nice pat on the ass out of the deal.

  • Talisman

    Just be sure to request forgiveness just before you die. Timing is everything.

    • shellback

      Ah yes, the presto-chango deathbed repentance schtick.

    • clay

      Dead terrorist == obviously unforgiven

      /s

    • Joseph Miceli

      It’s why Heaven if filled with the most appalling people!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        They can go to hell !

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “She might be a murderous terrorist, but at least she’s not queer, amirite?”

  • BeaverTales

    If it’s God’s job to forgive, why is Graham granting all these mulligans? He’s not God. Let God speak for himself.

    • Cuberly Deux

      The middleman has to get their cut of the action.

    • Talisman

      But then he won’t speak the words Graham wants to hear.

    • Lars Littlefield

      He’s got a Groupon.

    • Longpole

      Because maybe he will need a mulligan someday. I wonder what dirty secret he is hiding?

  • dbishop75

    I suppose now she’s persecuted for her beliefs? *eye roll*

  • Cuberly Deux

    Baking a cake for a LGT couple on the other hand….oh no no no no no. That’s going way to far! No cake for them!

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Where is my cake slave? I was promised cake slaves with my BLT membership.

    • jimbo65

      Yes. For that you will taste the fiery frosting of hell.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Give her a new pack.

  • Paula

    She found jeebus!!! He was pinned down by NK gunfire along the DMZ.

    • Cattleya1

      I heard he was hiding behind the couch…

  • kaydenpat

    Isn’t it curious how Franklin’s god only forgives the sane people who Franklin forgives? What a neat coincidence.

  • Rick Jackson

    I could not possibly care less what this self-centered grifter has to say about anything. But the idea that he begs for donations so he can pay himself hundreds of thousands of dollars a year while running a “Charity” makes him an object to be ignored

  • fuzzybits
  • Ninja0980

    I have a friend who grandfather was killed by a drunk driver.
    Even though the majority of her family said they forgave the driver who killed him, they still wanted her to be punished for the crime she committed (she was given 5-15 years.)
    Because to them, being forgiven doesn’t give you a get out of jail free card for wrongs you’ve done.
    People like Franklin Graham think otherwise, which is another reason folks should stop listening to these assholes.

  • Henry Auvil

    If the person known as Jesus Christ had actually existed, he would have cast out Franklin Graham along with all the other moneychangers.

    • jimbo65

      There’s the rub. They are the money changers. Yet they can bend the bible to explain everything. Feed the poor? Fuck em. Bible says a man shall not eat if he does not work and earn his keep. Charlatans every last one of them.

  • coram nobis

    Well, of course his god can forgive someone like that. It’s why the traditional wording of the sentence ends ” … and may God have mercy on your soul.”

  • Nic Peterson

    Good thing she didn’t join a different brand of sky fairy belief system. She might have risked being labeled as a hell bent terrorist. Praise the lard!

  • Joseph Miceli

    That is EXACTLY what is wrong with the Evangelical notions of “sin” and “forgiveness.” I am sure an all powerful Christ would actually be merciful and that this woman could receive forgiveness for slaughtering over 100 innocent men, women and children. That’s nice. It still leaves the questions of atonement and restitution. How can you just say “I’m sorry” and move on? You can’t. There has to be both atonement for the sin and an attempt to put things right. Now, how can you put things right for murdering over a hundred people? You can’t. Bitch might as well kill herself.

    • Smokey

      That’s the Catholic theory, true sorrow (not faux-pology), firm amendment of purpose, and restitution through good works. The Evangelicals seem to think that saying Jesus forgave me! is enough.

      • jeffg166

        Well, heretics. What can I say.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
    • Joseph Miceli

      He doesn’t kiss on the lips. It makes it gay.

  • Lizard

    “No matter how many people we murder or how many lives we ruin, we can have forgiveness by putting our faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ. Isn’t that great?”

    FTFY, Frankie.

    Also, go fuck yourself.

  • JWC

    And you get a Mulligan and you get a Mulligan and you get a Mulligan and don’t forget the Nazis

  • The_Wretched

    Yeah, sin and 3rd party forgiveness is morally defective. This teaching is risible. It is not upto Franklin Graham or his imagined god to forgive a women responsible for 115 deaths. It’s up to their families. That Graham and other christians try to see 3rd party absolution (just join our church and give us money and loyalty) is sickening.

    Christianity is broken.

    • MaryJOGrady

      This makes great sense to me. Thank you.

  • Mike C
  • Lars Littlefield

    Fuck this Graham asshole. He and similar ilk are not worth my time.
    Here’s something worth every one’s time. Get ready to enjoy a better life.
    ———————————————————————————–

    From the kitchen of Señora Facunda Godino, my mother-in-law, the most amazing Habañero Salsa to Die For

    OK. Listen up. This recipe is so simple it’s easy to fuck up. Don’t try and go all gringo free-style with it.

    COMBINE IN SAUCEPAN
    1 cup of water
    1/2 of a habañero chile, seeds removed
    1 roughly chopped medium tomato
    1 roughly chopped medium carrot
    1 garlic clove
    1/4 chopped red onion
    1/2 teaspoon of salt

    Bring to a simmer for ten minutes until tender then let cool a few minutes.

    Pour warm ingredients into a blender and add:
    1 tablespoon of white vinegar
    1.5 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

    Blend the hell out of the mixture until velvety smooth.

    Serve over meats, vegetables, just about anything . . . but it goes exceptionally well on top of eggs over easy! And if it isn’t picante enough for you, add a whole habañero next time.

    • edrex

      thanks. that’s so much more useful than anything graham might have to say.

      • Lars Littlefield

        You are welcome. Remember to only make it in small batches. It isn’t a salsa that is better the next day. 🙂

        • Dazzer

          Can you freeze it?

          • Lars Littlefield

            Not recommended. This is a fresh salsa meant to be used ASAP. There are many types of fresh salsas in Mexican cuisine. My mother-in-law makes another type that is mostly par boiled carrots, fresh radishes, some funky corn smut, spices and epazote that she uses to accompany cochinita pibil. It’s great. But breaks down if frozen or left overnight in the fridge. Same with the velvety green salsas based on bunches of fresh cilantro, parsley, onion and various chiles. They only last a day. Even less than a day for fresh guacamole. 🙂

    • Dana Stinson

      or remove the carrot.

      • Lars Littlefield

        Nope. Wittout the carrot you may as well forget it and make something else.

    • Dana Stinson

      I am going to make this.. Can’t wait.

      • Lars Littlefield

        It is good.

  • Phil

    I used to see this mentality all the time when I worked in a state prison. “God will forgive me because I accepted Jesus as my personal savior and I’ll go to heaven.” I would often think to myself, “even though you chopped up your mother-in-law and fed her to your dogs…..” That whole Sola Fide (faith alone) thing somehow got all twisted.

    • MaryJOGrady

      I talked, as part of one of Texas’s programs for offenders, to a group of former prisoners in a halfway house once. I spoke about the impact of my best friend’s murder on the lives of his other friends and mine. Some of the Christian ones clearly thought they were better than him because he was gay.

  • Capritaur

    She has consistently shown profound remorse since her capture and has dedicated her life to making amends. I completely believe that her actions were a result of brainwashing since birth. I cannot imagine living with such guilt, and if she can find any relief from her pain or resemblance of peace with a religion (I have not heard anything about her converting to Xtianity), I have no judgment toward it.

    • The_Wretched

      If she feels better from trying to atone via good works and making amends, great.

      If she feels better because she bows to a certain god and that god’s followers tell her it’s ok, that’s morally broken and the god followers are risible.

      That Franklin Grahams is trying to claim his ‘mercy and forgiveness’ makes him a good person is risible.

  • JCF

    I’m not quite understanding the relevance of this post to anything. Is she a Christian? Has Franklin made a special “Christian terrorists may be forgiven, while Evil Muslim Terrorists must be executed!” double-standard?

    I approve of forgiveness, fairly dispensed to all perpetrators. I also believe in imprisonment (for the point of corrections and rehabilitation), and restitution to victims. No vengeance, no get-out-of-jail-free.

    • Dazzer

      She probably threw him a coupla hundred bucks as a donation and he’s just paying the bill for it.

  • Jefe5084

    Pure Gibberish.

  • anne marie in philly

    wish you would join pat robertson and “take a stroke”. I’ve had enough of your bullshit to last 19 lifetimes!

  • Halou

    The church doesn’t care what a person did, it’s about who they do it to and why.
    Mass murder and terrorism are completely fine so long as you do it to unbelievers and have ‘god’ at the front of their mind at the time.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    A truly remorseful mass murderer would kill themselves.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Really? This fucking asshole wants us dead for the crime of being gay but hey, bitch murders 115 people and she gets a mulligan? Fuck you you bitch, die, slowly and painfully…same goes for you Franklin, just die already. FUCK!!!!

  • BearEyes

    just wave your magic jeebus card!

  • Pip

    That’s in keeping with the teachings of Jeebus y’all. Rape, murder, and pillage all you want. Once you’re done with all that come to church, ask for forgiveness with devotion in your heart. BAM You’re good to go.

    Mulligans all around!

  • paulrees100

    Can someone please tell me what a f*cking Mulligan is? I can’t find it anywhere in the by-bull.

    • Girlgoon

      Basically a do over. Pretend you didn’t just make that horrible swing landing the ball in the trees and grab a new ball and try again.

  • Girlgoon

    Kill 115 people get pardoned by God.

    Have sex with someone of your own gender, receive eternal damnation.

  • Pizza009

    I mean as long as she’s not as lesbian