By Michael Gordon | The Charlotte Observer
On the day of his father's 94th birthday, and the day after the country re-elected President Barack Obama president, evangelist Franklin Graham gave two-pronged advice to the American people:
Politically, it's time for the two parties to work more closely.
Yet spiritually, Tuesday's results sent America further down a "path of destruction."
"Unless we're willing to repent for our sins, we will stand in his judgment," Graham said Wednesday, shortly after leaving a birthday party for his father, evangelist Billy Graham, in Montreat, N.C.
"I want to warn America: God is coming around. He will judge sin, and it won't be pretty."
In particular, Graham was referring to the re-election of Obama, a man he has accused of "waving his fist before God" by supporting abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Voters in four states Tuesday either passed laws legalizing gay unions or blocked moves to further restrict it.
"We have God's blessing as a nation. Scripture is clear. God blesses countries, but God also brings bedlam when countries turn their back on him. If we don't obey his laws, He will withdraw his hand of protection."