Cissie Graham Lynch, the daughter of Franklin Graham, gave an impassioned speech during the second night of the Republican National Convention Tuesday. While the theme of the evening was “Land of Opportunity,” Lynch spoke about faith in God and religious freedom.
Lynch walked up to the podium Tuesday night and said she wanted to talk about something “that is so important to all of us” — our faith. She discussed the significance of religious freedom and how it impacts Americans.
“As Americans, we know the first line of the First Amendment protects our freedom of religion. But what we often forget, the actual words are ‘free exercise of religion.’ That means living out our faith in our daily lives… at our schools and at our jobs. And yes, even in the public square,” she said.
She also reminded the audience that the nation’s founders wanted to ensure that people of faith were not bullied. Lynch went on to accuse the Obama-Biden administration of doing just that.
“Democrats tried to make faith organizations pay for abortion-inducing drugs. Democrats tried to force adoption agencies to violate their deeply held beliefs. They pressured schools to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports and use girls’ locker rooms. Those are the facts,” she stated.
Lynch then shifted her attention to President Trump, whom she referred to as a “fierce advocate” for people of faith. She highlighted the president’s commitment to religious freedom, demonstrated by those he put in leadership.
“He appointed judges who respect the First Amendment and supported religious beliefs in court. He ensured religious ministries would not be forced to violate their beliefs. The president withdrew the policies that placed our little girls at risk,” Lynch pointed out.
“And on the world stage, President Trump became the first president to talk about the importance of religious freedom at the United Nations, giving hope to people of faith around the world.”
According to Lynch, the coronavirus pandemic has created a wedge between the two political parties. In fact, America’s religious freedom is at stake. Lynch urged viewers to vote for President Trump.
“Some Democratic leaders tried to ban church services, while marijuana shops and abortion clinics were declared essential. But you know what truly is essential? Our right to worship freely and live our faith in every aspect of life,” Lynch said.
“The Biden-Harris vision for America leaves no room for people of faith. They will force the choice between being obedient to God, or to Caesar, because the radical Left’s God is government power,” she added. “Let us stand for political freedom, moral freedom, religious freedom and the rights of all Americans. And let’s never give in to those who would attempt to take it from us.”