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Old 02-21-2018, 08:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

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US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.
Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954.
He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said.
In a 60-year career, he is estimated to have personally preached to 210 million people.
Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99 - BBC News
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Not that I harbor any ill feelings to his loved ones as they are grieving though. It is just that televangelists have caused so much harm in general ...
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Sadly, he left a son who is probably twice as bad.

But if anyone should take responsibility for blurring the lines between religion and government in our history, Graham's at the head of the list. He was given special access to almost every President going back to Nixon, and held a singular anti-semitic POV despite his apologies.

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Mr. Graham’s image was tainted in 2002 with the release of audiotapes that Nixon had secretly recorded in the White House three decades earlier. The two men were heard agreeing that liberal Jews controlled the media and were responsible for pornography.

“A lot of the Jews are great friends of mine,” Mr. Graham said at one point on the tapes. “They swarm around me and are friendly to me because they know that I’m friendly with Israel. But they don’t know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country.”
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Sadly, he left a son who is probably twice as bad.

But if anyone should take responsibility for blurring the lines between religion and government in our history, Graham's at the head of the list. He was given special access to almost every President going back to Nixon, and held a singular anti-semitic POV despite his apologies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/21/o...aham-dead.html
Yep. When we say that the views/prejudices of these old men will die with them, it's inaccurate. They teach their sons and daughters the same and it carries on.
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Boy, won't he be surprised to find out Earth is a reality show, and he's been kicked off the planet.
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Not that I harbor any ill feelings to his loved ones as they are grieving though. It is just that televangelists have caused so much harm in general ...
When a public figures harms millions, we don't have to be silent for the sake of a double digit number of family members. But you already knew that
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Too bad his son didn't bite it too.
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