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Thu May 10, 2012, 04:01 AM

So, at 93, Billy Graham can't speak out about his birther son's idiocy, but had time to bash gays?

Can everyone stop pretending he's the honorable, decent kind of televangelist now?
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"Watching the moral decline of our country causes me great concern," said Graham, 93, who lives near Asheville. "I believe the home and marriage is the foundation of our society and must be protected."

His complete statement about Amendment One will be part of full-page ads slated to appear in 14 North Carolina newspapers throughout the weekend.

Graham's statement was issued by the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which is led by Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham. Franklin Graham recorded a message last month in support of Amendment One, which is on the ballot in the election Tuesday. "At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage," Billy Graham's statement said. "The Bible is clear God's definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I want to urge my fellow North Carolinians to vote for the marriage amendment" Tuesday.


More: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2113890,00.html#ixzz1uS3ypke6
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Though some have suspected this out-of-character organizing on a hot button issue could be more Franklin's doing.

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Reply So, at 93, Billy Graham can't speak out about his birther son's idiocy, but had time to bash gays? (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel May 2012 OP
msongs May 2012 #1
oldhippydude May 2012 #2
Bruce Wayne May 2012 #7
oldhippydude May 2012 #12
GoCubsGo May 2012 #14
Ilsa May 2012 #3
JoePhilly May 2012 #5
mfcorey1 May 2012 #4
99Forever May 2012 #6
Archae May 2012 #8
Trueblue57 May 2012 #9
DURHAM D May 2012 #10
fishwax May 2012 #11
fishwax May 2012 #13
uppityperson May 2012 #15

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:07 AM

1. i hear he is not a big fan of jewish people either nt

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 04:38 AM

2. Billy Graham lost me in 1967

when he supported Richard Nixon in Viet Nam... because we were fighting ""Godless Communism", i am surprised he's still around.. Franklin is nothing more than a pandering fascist

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:17 AM

7. Nixon wasn't making decisions about Vietnam in 1967

Did you mean LBJ?

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Response to Bruce Wayne (Reply #7)

Thu May 10, 2012, 02:06 PM

12. busted.. senior brain fart

nope president right year wrong... 69

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2012, 02:11 PM

14. He never had me.

I never could understand why he is so revered. He's just another in a long line of self-serving TV preachers, none of whom I any use for, whatsoever.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:41 AM

3. I have doubts that this is even Billy Graham

releasing this statement. Doesn't he have advanced Parkinsons Disease? Dementia frequently accompanies the later stages.

My bet is that this is Franklin and his equally bigoted sister promoting this bullshit.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Thu May 10, 2012, 08:02 AM

5. I've heard a few others put forward that very likely scenario.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 08:01 AM

4. Now this is a man I have never respected. On his declining bed he needs to seek redemption

for years of spiritual alienation brainwashing of those who chose to follow him.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 08:56 AM

6. Scum of his ilk are..

.. the reason I am a confirmed Atheist.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 09:30 AM

8. Graham agreed with Nixon, about "Jewish domination of the media," then lied about that.

He claimed Jeb Magruder lied about Graham saying this.

Then the Nixon tape had him saying this, and he did the "I can't remember" excuse.

Not to mention he has never admonished his bigot son.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2012, 12:39 PM

9. Stand on Marriage

And what Stand would you expect him to take, that he's pro-gay? He is a minister. Most conservative clergy would be against same-sex marriage. I mean this is a no-brainer here folks.

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Response to Trueblue57 (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

10. So you signed up just now -

to make your first post in a rather insulting manner?

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Response to Trueblue57 (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

13. true -- conservative bigotry is rarely a surprise n/t

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Response to Trueblue57 (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2012, 05:13 PM

15. Pro-marriage equality is, for you, "pro-gay"? tell us more, please.

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