'No hope for Democratic and Republican parties,' says Franklin Graham on Decision America Prayer tour

Leading evangelist Franklin Graham condemned the two major political parties as he rallied thousands at Boston Common this week to pray for the approaching U.S. presidential elections.

Evangelist Franklin Graham is shown in this photo. | Wikimedia Commons/Cornstalker

Graham made his latest stop in the state of Boston for his 50-state Decision America Prayer tour which he previously likened to Nehemiah, the prophet who called on God to restore Jerusalem.

According to the Associated Press (AP), the event organizers estimated the attendees at around 3,400.

"I have no hope in the Democratic Party all right, zero hope," AP quoted Graham as saying while quickly adding before that before he gave Republicans in the crowd the chance to "high-five each other, I have no hope for the Republican Party."

The CEO and president of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association maintained that he's not endorsing any candidate.

"Both parties, Democrat and Republican, have turned their backs on God and embraced secularism," the 64-year-old evangelical leader told the crowd.

Many of the attendees resonated with Graham.

"This for me is spiritual, not political," said Robbie McNerney, a Massachusetts-resident who claimed he did not choose between Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"Neither of the political candidates can solve our problems," McNerney added. "I think whoever is our next president will need the grace of God."

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham did not change his tune as he continued to denounce the state of decline the nation is in. Shortly after Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's nomination June 7, Graham congratulated Clinton and, at the same time, urged Americans to pray for the nation which he said is in "serious trouble."

"We need a president who can lead this nation back to being one nation under God so that we can truly say 'In God we trust!'" said Graham.

The president of Samaritan's Purse also led Christians to pray for "God's divine intervention and healing" through a Facebook Live event before the Democratic and Republican parties opened their national conventions last month.