Decision America Tour Stops In Tennessee

Posted at 7:56 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 21:04:42-04

Nearly 9,000 people filled Legislative Plaza Tuesday to hear a message of hope from Evangelist Franklin Graham. 

Among the sea of people, supporters like Betty Taylor eyed the crowed in awe. "I think it shows that the believers are concerned where our nation is heading and we are trusting in our Lord for our deliverance and a change to our state and our nation," she said. 

Her thoughts were echoed by many. "I think it's time that Christians stand up and get out and vote their conscience this year," said John Drugmand. 

The event took a political tone, but rather than campaigning for a politician Graham campaigned for a higher power. He encouraged Christians to exercise their right to vote, especially in local and smaller elections. However, he stayed clear of endorsing anyone other than God.

"I don't have any trust in the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and I'm not doing this for any political reasons. I'm doing this to try and get God in the process and I want to get God back in the political process in this country," Graham told reporters. 

In an impromptu performance Christian artist Michael W. Smith lent his voice to the cause. "I think it's a unifier. You know, as Franklin said, these people didn't come to be entertained. I think they came here for one reason and I think they do know we're in trouble on many levels. We as God followers and believers believe that God is our only hope," said Smith. 

Graham will continue his Decision America Tour in Frankfort, KY on Wednesday.