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Franklin Graham Reveals Exactly What He Believes 'Everyone Needs to Realize' About Cuba Amid Obama's Historic Visit
Cuba's leader Fidel Castro meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, left, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.(AP Photo/Alex Castro)

Franklin Graham Reveals Exactly What He Believes 'Everyone Needs to Realize' About Cuba Amid Obama's Historic Visit

"Dissent is not tolerated."

Evangelist Franklin Graham reacted to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba this week with a pointed message about the current state of the communist country.

"Everyone needs to realize that Cuba is still a communist dictatorship that holds its more than 11 million people hostage to their whims," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

He also went on to say that he doubted that Obama would get the chance to see the "real poverty and horrors" that have raged under Fidel and Raul Castro, going on to describe the dire state of life in Cuba under the brothers' rule.

"The Castros are responsible for the imprisonment and execution of thousands of innocent people and have kept the country in economic and political chains for decades," Graham continued. "Dissent is not tolerated — people of conscience are still arrested, such as the Ladies in White who were arrested the day the president arrived."

President Obama and the First Lady are in Cuba. He would like the visit to highlight his diplomatic success; however, I...

Posted by Franklin Graham on Monday, March 21, 2016

Despite significant improvements in the country, Graham said that there is still much that needs to change, calling on the masses to pray for Cuba.

As TheBlaze previously reported, Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has been traveling around the U.S. in recent months speaking about faith and politics on his "Decision America Tour."

Last week, he warned that America “is really at a moral tipping point” and warned of what will happen if people refuse to turn out and vote.

“Today I stood on the Capitol steps in Denver, Colorado, and over 4,200 people came out – energized and ready to see change come to America by praying and by voting,” Graham wrote. “Our nation is really at a moral tipping point.”

Read more about Graham's warning here.


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