Franklin Graham on Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump: Christians should vote for candidate they will 'at least have a voice with'

Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, urged Christians last week to vote for a candidate who will give them a "voice."

Speaking before an audience in Olympia, Washington during his Decision America tour, the evangelist emphasized that Christians should go out and vote, but more than that, they should choose the right person to vote.

Franklin Graham | Wikimedia Commons/Leszek Jańczuk

Without naming any particular candidate, Graham told the audience they would have to determine "which of the two" they believe will give them a voice in the affairs of the nation and will listen to what Christians have to say.

"You're just going to have to ask yourself which of the two do you think we as Christians will at least have a voice with?" Graham said, according to Seattle Times. "You have to make that choice. Now, you might have to hold your nose."

He identified the issues the nation is facing at the moment, such as abortion, gay marriage, secularism and crime. He reminded the people that the nation should repent before God.

"I believe God's hand of judgment is coming on this nation unless we repent for our sins," The Spokesman quoted him as saying.

Graham said he considers the upcoming election as "the most important election" in his lifetime. However, he said he does not place his hope in either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party but on the Almighty God, who is "the only hope for this nation."

Graham also urged Christians to engage in politics by running for office. The city hall in Olympia displays the rainbow flag, signifying support for gay rights, he pointed out, adding that this can change if the city hall is filled with public servants who follow Jesus.

He said Christians can also consider running for school boards so that when it's time to choose new books, they can "get the Bible in there."

Graham led the crowd into prayer, asking them to confess the sins of the nation aloud. The audience prayed for the nation, for law enforcement and for state officials.