Skip to comments.Clintons Join Billy Graham for Final Revival - (BARF ALERT!)
Posted on 06/25/2005 8:37:08 PM PDT by CHARLITE
As his final American revival meeting continued Saturday, a fragile Billy Graham (search) was met onstage by former President Clinton, who honored the evangelist, calling him "a man I love."
Clinton spoke briefly before Graham's sermon and recalled how the man known as America's pastor had refused to preach before a segregated audience in Arkansas decades ago when that state was in a bitter fight over school desegregation.
"I was just a little boy and I'll never forget it," said Clinton, who was joined by his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (search). "I've loved him ever since. God bless you, friend."
Graham called the Clintons "wonderful friends" and "a great couple," quipping that the former president should become an evangelist and allow "his wife to run the country."
Graham, 86, then launched into a short sermon that was interupted by applause five times. Organizers estimated 80,000 people had come to the crusade at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens about 20,000 more than the opening night Friday. The rally ends Sunday.
The evangelist is suffering from fluid on the brain, prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease. He uses the walker due to a pelvic fracture and is largely confined to his home in Montreat, N.C. He had said previously that the rally "will be the last in America, I'm sure."
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"....they may take it as gospel..."
If anyone takes license and assumes Rev. Graham was not being polite and showing a generous level of class, but rather serious they are undeniably blind.
I'm sure Christians and conservatives alike will believe liberals when they say, "You see!, even Rev. Graham supports them. Therefore right-wingers were wrong all along, and this great couple is vindicated."
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Billy has gone mad.
Graham is just being the gentleman that he is. Clinton can't shine one shoe of him. I can't stand the man.
You have a point....I guess Rev Graham couldn't say, "It's surprising the good Lord hasn't struck you down with lightning yet!"
I remember Billy Graham visited the White House after clinton was elected. I didn't view it as a stamp of approval, merely a decent effort to reach out to sinners. He has visited every president. It's not for an evangelist to say, "I won't talk to you, because you're a sinner!"
Sure, the clintons are playing this opportunity for all it's worth, but I doubt it will fool many Evangelical voters.
Being gracious is one thing; being Monica Lewinsky is another.
I forgot: it's only when a Republican looks twice at a church, while driving down the road, that gets them worried.
I would not say that. I think he's being mannerly. What's to say to Bill that he hasn't heard already? The Clintons are sociopaths and don't care.
He could have just said, "Nice to have you here." and leave it at that. Leave the butt-kissing to the media.
Can he perform exorcisms, because these two surely have the devil in them!
Run the country? She can't even find the one set of Rose Law office billing records that were in her possession!
It won't fool the evangelical voters. They know who and what Clinton is. They know a revival isn't about social justice. It just shows how clueless the Clintons are to think that what you talk about in church is racism and politics. That's what they talk about in "liberal" churches -the heck with Jesus.
Does anyone remember when the Clintons came and took front seats at the funeral for an archbishop? The new archbishop specifically mentioned about the culture of life. The Clintons looked nonplussed.
I remember when Rev Graham came to FL, and the Democrat gov, Lawton Chiles came on stage. He was greeted with a crowd of stony faced people clapping very politely. It waa so obvious he was not really wanted there.
Did that seriously happen?
Wow. Wonder if the bad decision-making parable got to Bill in anyway.
But...it probably got lost somewhere in the 'you need to be an evangelist' stroke of Bill's ego.
'Cause I could go either way. Or both.
Bill and Hill, hypocrisy at it's finest.
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