Evangelist Franklin Graham defended President Donald Trump’s tweeting and expressed some skepticism about the sexual abuse charges against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in a Tuesday interview with the Observer. The interview with Graham came after this year’s Charlotte send-off for “Operation Christmas Child,” which provides shoe boxes filled with gifts like toys and everyday necessities such as toothbrushes to poor children around the world. Graham was joined by more than 1,000 volunteers at the Charlotte send-off for the shoe boxes. This year, the program – sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, a Boone-based Christian charity headed by Graham – is expected to get shoe boxes to 12 million children around the world. About 2.6 million of those boxes will go through the Charlotte processing center. Along with the shoe boxes, Graham said, “we present the Gospel” to the children. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW This year, Graham said, Samaritan’s Purse hopes to bring planeloads of shoe boxes to Rohingya children who have fled to Bangladesh with their families to avoid persecution in Burma, where Buddhists make up the majority. “You say, ‘But, Franklin, they’re Muslims.’ That’s good,” Graham told the evangelical Christian volunteers Tuesday. “They’re people that God created. ... If we Christians don’t show love, who else is?” Here’s the Observer’s Q&A with Graham. Q. Some pundits lately have criticized you and other conservative Christian leaders for giving a pass to Roy Moore and Donald Trump for unChristian behavior. They say it’s no different from when feminists stood up for Bill Clinton because they liked his policies and his politics. A. First of all, whoever is without sin, let them throw the first stone. We have seen a number of Democrats that, all of a sudden, this boomerang has come back and hit them. Nobody is perfect. No one. And I’m more interested in who a person is today than what they were 40 years ago. I don’t want somebody to judge me today for who I was 40 years ago. But we need to look at Roy Moore and make the decision: Where is he today? And do we believe what he