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Franklin Graham: Politicians Filled with Greed, Lust

With only hours to spare before the United States reaches its debt limit, evangelist Franklin Graham steps into the political fray to speak out against the current state of dysfunction.

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, he tells CBN's John Jessup greed, lust, and wickedness are at the heart of what's wrong in Washington and the country’s crises are the result of years of pushing God out of the picture.

Graham was candid and direct in his criticism of Washington. He also admonished the nation's leaders for not seeking spiritual guidance to find a way out of gridlock.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Graham and his father, Billy Graham, supported Republican nominee Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama because of the president’s stance on moral issues, like abortion and gay marriage. However, the younger Graham did not exclusively lay blame on the current administration for America’s spiritual slide.

Graham said, “the country is slowly imploding” and there’s no hope unless “we repent of our sins.”

Graham is hitting the circuit promoting a new book written by his father, Billy Graham, released this week:The Reason for My Hope.

The younger Graham believes the Christian gospel has the power to change hearts, save lives, and fix the country.