(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-8106879304633798", enable_page_level_ads: true });
Home / News / Church & Ministry / Franklin Graham responds to Kansas school banning Operation Christmas Child
graham operation
Kids in Saipan open a box from the United States.

Franklin Graham responds to Kansas school banning Operation Christmas Child

Franklin Graham said he is disappointed after the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation pressured a Kansas middle school to suspend donations to Operation Christmas Child. Graham expressed his disappointment over the decision on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle,’ saying that he doubted “our country will ever come together.”

READ: Atheists stop Kansas school from using Operation Christmas Child

“I think we’re so divided now and it’s only going to get worse and the hatred that we see from many… in the public square toward Christians is incredible.,” he said, according to “Christian Headlines.” “I’m not going to back down. I’m just going to keep telling people that God loves them and he cares for them, and Christ died for their sins.”.

Operation Christmas Child delivers Christmas presents in shoeboxes to underserved children around the world. The atheist group argued the donations made by students from Liberty Middle School in Pratt, Kan., promoted and endorsed Christianity in its schools.

“The purpose of the shoeboxes is to attract children in the developing world to convert to Christianity,” staff attorney Christopher Line said. “Organizing a donation drive that for all intents and purposes employs school staff and resources to convert people to Christianity violates constitutional principles.”

Graham encouraged students at the middle school to still send in donations directly to the ministry. “We don’t solicit necessarily from schools,” he said. “Anybody can participate and what this is, this is just children there at the school that did this on their own and got their school involved.”

In 2013, another atheist group complained about a public school’s involvement with OCC. The American Humanist Association told schools in West Columbia, South Carolina, and Colorado to withhold donations or face legal action from the group. The schools complied with the demands.

Can You Help?

With conferences, concerts and other events still cancelled, and many businesses permanently closed from he lockdowns, the advertising that Metro Voice relies on for support has decreased. For 31 years, Metro Voice has been a leader in the faith-based community. We have historically relied on advertising to fund the mission of our publication and sharing the Good News. We are now seeking donation partners who want to support our publication and our mission of faith-based journalism.

Do you like what you read here? Help us continue our mission by supporting Metrovoicenews.com for as little as a few bucks each month. Every contribution counts, big or small. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and encouragement in these critical times.

Ongoing Support


Monthly Giving



One-Time Gifts

X
X