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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 02:58 PM
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Franklin Graham's son (Billy's grandson) hurt in Iraq
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/344/story/46410.html

Graham's son hurt in Iraq
TIM FUNK

Attendees at last Saturday's MissionFest in Toronto knew they'd get the Good News from Franklin Graham, who heads Charlotte's Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

But, in his keynote address, Graham also offered some startling family news: His youngest son, Capt. Edward Graham, an Army Ranger, had just been injured in Iraq.

"He got shrapnel in his arms, legs and back," Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume told me. "And he was recovering...in a hospital that can't be named for security reasons."

Blume added that the wounds to young Graham, 27, a West Point graduate, were not life-threatening. "He's going to be fine," Blume said.

I called the Pentagon for more information about the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham,but am still waiting for a call-back.

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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:01 PM
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1. God didn't protect him from getting wounded, but I guess He did keep him from being killed.
Edited on Sat Mar-10-07 03:01 PM by shain from kane
"Our prayers were answered."
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:21 PM
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10. What do you mean "He"? I worship only the SHE.


I could not worship any god who told Abraham to kill his son.

And then CHANGED HIS MIND!

Now There's a Sadist.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:30 PM
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11. My text comment was "Our prayers were answered.", meaning from the viewpoint
of the Grahams. I sure that they pray to a blonde-haired, blue-eyed male figure on a throne that sort of resembles Billy Graham.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 07:36 PM
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20. "In God We Trust"
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 12:04 PM
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23. In God We Trust, but ALL OTHERS PAY CASH.
Precisely the real motto of Billy Graham Quacker and his offspring.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:01 PM
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2. How many enlisted were killed
that they don't bother to mention?
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:02 PM
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3. Like all Casualties
I wish him a speedy recovery. Hopefully the tone will stay civil.

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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:03 PM
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4. At least the Grahams, who support the war are sending one of
their family members to fight it; that's more than I can say for most of the Warmongering, Thieving Rethuglicans.

My prayers and positive thoughts go to the family. I hope that Franklin and his wife are beginning to recognize the folly of this war (I can only hope).
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:30 PM
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12. Well said.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 07:00 PM
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18. Yes, very well said. n/t
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:03 PM
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5. Very sad. Best wishes to him and his grandfather.
Hope he recovers soon.

His father, Franklin, is known for his anti-Muslim extremism, and has been very active in promoting hate and militarism. May Franklin someday see that hate only creates hate, and renounce it.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:05 PM
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6. Amen.
And, like I said above, I hope that Franklin will understand the stupidity of addressing the problem of scarce resources by illegal invasion and occupation.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:13 PM
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8. Good thoughts there
My sentiments exactly.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 07:16 PM
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19. Agree. Though I don't know

if Billy is such a good guy. Remember the tapes of him talking with Nixon? Also, he "planted the mustard seed" that allegedly brought * to Jesus, so I think he ought to get his protege to shape up a bit.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:09 PM
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7. I wish him well
Wonder is he will face the same shit as other wounded kids
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 12:23 PM
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24. I'm sure a phone call will be made on his behalf
And he'll be here at the Mayo Clinic, pampered like hell. No Building 18 for him.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:14 PM
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9. God's warrior for Armegeddon. Onward, Christian soldiers.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:50 PM
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13. Any confirming sources other than Godco Inc. yet?
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:52 PM
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14. May the Grahams find peace
and true understanding and know it doesn't come from hatred and war. Ya Shafee Ya Kafee (O Divine Healer; O Divine Remedy)
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 03:54 PM
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15. That's mighty Christian of Graham, participating in a war of choice
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 04:30 PM
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16. I have nothing but respect for those who are carrying the burden of the war
on the US side or the civilians in Iraq. I'm sitting here comfortably on the sidelines going about my day to day life.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 10:31 AM
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22. That implies that their war has anything whatsoever to do with your day to day life.
Almost like the canard that they are "fighting for your freedoms."
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-10-07 05:43 PM
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17. Thank goodness he's alright.
Bring them home now!
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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 10:06 AM
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21. It is honorable that he went over there.
His grandfather should be proud.

Hopefully he has more of his grandfather in him than his father.
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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 03:56 PM
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25. Billy deserves more credit than he gets from progressives
For two reasons:

1. Billy sat the the white power structure of Charlotte, NC down and told them
"You need to desegregate the public schools". Result: Yours truly was attending
grade school there with African-American kids during the 1968-1969 school year.
Years later, I recall watching violent protests against busing in 'liberal' Boston and thinking 'these people are stupid'.

2. Billy learned to not run his mouth off acting like God's appointed Agent of Judgement, unlike Falwell or Robertson.

And yes, Franklin is a jerk. Hopefully, he'll wise up like his old man did.
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