Tyler O'Neil-Opinion : Apr 30, 2021 PJMedia.com
"Regardless of their beliefs, sexual orientation, or the color of their skin, it doesn't change in any way the fact that we are deeply grateful for the jobs they do and the sacrifices they make. They deserve our support and to know how much they are appreciated. Even though the email from Interim Seattle Police Chief Diaz announcing the event has been rescinded, our invitation and the dates still stand. I hope many officers in the surrounding areas will take advantage of this special night dedicated to them." -Franklin Graham
[PJMedia.com] The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is hosting dinners to express appreciation for the brave men and women in law enforcement. Yet after the BGEA's president, Franklin Graham, invited police in Seattle, Washington, to attend one of the free dinners at a four-star hotel, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) issued a condemnation of Graham and his organization due to their support for Biblical Christianity. Leftists and Antifa in Seattle have demonized police, but it seems evangelical Christians are the lowest of the low—even the police want nothing to do with them. (Image source: BGEA)
Earlier this month, SPD Chief Adrian Diaz revoked a department-wide email invitation to the BGEA's Seattle-area law enforcement appreciation dinner on May 11, citing concerns about alienating "our community's LGBTQ members." "An internal email was shared this week informing SPD employees of a free appreciation dinner hosted by the Rev. Franklin Graham. Based on Graham's history and affiliations, the email has raised concerns that the SPD may not be committed to the equity of our community's LGBTQ members," Diaz shared in a message on the police blotter. "I want to make clear the Department fully supports the equity and just treatment of all people. The SPD did not sponsor this event and is not connected in any way to its hosts. Today I sent a department-wide email to rescind the invitation because its hosts do not share the inclusive values of the SPD," the police chief concluded... Continue reading here. Click Here For More Information...