Graham Backs “Outspoken Christian” Herschel Walker

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page:

Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker is running again—but this time it’s not as a running back for the Georgia Bulldogs or the NFL. This time he’s running for all the people of Georgia!

Announcing his desire to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, Herschel said, “Our country is at a crossroads, and I can’t sit on the sidelines anymore. America is the greatest country in the world, but too many politicians in Washington are afraid to say that.”

I agree! I’ve encouraged Christians across this country to run for political office and make a difference—and I’m thankful that people like Herschel are doing just that.

I met Herschel on a Kyle Petty charity motorcycle ride a few years ago, and I think a lot of him. He’s an outspoken Christian, he stands up for conservative values, and he’s got a lot of common sense, so I’m glad to see him step up to serve in this way. God bless him.

The Friendly Atheist points us to this:

In December 2005, Cindy Grossman, Walker’s ex-wife, secured a protective order against him, alleging violent and controlling behavior.

Grossman has said she was long a victim of Walker’s impulses. When his book was released, she told ABC News that at one point during their marriage, her husband pointed a pistol at her head and said, “I’m going to blow your f’ing brains out.” She filed for divorce in 2001, citing “physically abusive and extremely threatening behavior.”

Grossman told the court she got calls during that period from her sister and father, both of whom had been contacted by Walker. He told family members that he would kill her and her new boyfriend, according to Maria Tsettos, Cindy Grossman’s sister.

Earlier this month it was revealed that Walker had lied to the media on multiple occasions, claiming that his chicken company has hundreds of employees. In fact, it has eight.