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Clintons Join Billy Graham for Final Revival - (BARF ALERT!)
FOX NEWS.COM ^ | JUNE 25, 2005 | A/P

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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Remember how Killery The Killster said, right after the '04 election results, "I've always been a praying person?" She got the message loud and clear about red staters.......and so now, here we see this blatantly AMORAL, non-religious couple playing the evangelist fiddle, trying to keep time with the new music to their ears!......what utter gall these two vultures have!

This is just too much! I'm prostrate with fury at how they get away with their travelling circus act!

Excerpt from last part of article:

"Graham has preached to more than 210 million people in 185 countries. He has been sought out by U.S. presidents and leaders worldwide and, more than any other religious figure, has come to represent the American evangelical movement.

"Marie St. Louis, 34, who came to the event hours early Saturday with friends and family from her New York church, called the rally "bittersweet" because it was Graham's last in the United States.

"It's sad because he's such a legend," St. Louis said. "When you think of Billy Graham, you think of a lot of things a Christian should be."...and somehow it's NOT Hillary and Billary.

1 posted on 06/25/2005 8:37:10 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: listenhillary; ThreePuttinDude; Beth528; SMARTY; Ghost of Philip Marlowe; CyberAnt; nothingnew; ...
Clinton Ping!

Char :)

2 posted on 06/25/2005 8:38:03 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: CHARLITE

Oh. For. God's. Sake.

Luckily, He is not mocked, eh?


3 posted on 06/25/2005 8:38:54 PM PDT by JennysCool (In a perfect world, where everything is equal, I own the film rights and am working on the sequel)
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To: CHARLITE

You have got to be kidding me!


4 posted on 06/25/2005 8:38:58 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: CHARLITE

I just saw that (them) on the stage. Was waiting for lightening to strike.


5 posted on 06/25/2005 8:39:16 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: JennysCool

"The evangelist is suffering from fluid on the brain"

That explains it.


6 posted on 06/25/2005 8:39:48 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: CHARLITE

The Thing YET AGAIN provides us views of his utter shamelessness. Good Grief.


7 posted on 06/25/2005 8:40:09 PM PDT by marty60
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To: CHARLITE

I'll bet Clinton could do a great Jimmy Swaggert. They do have some things in common.


8 posted on 06/25/2005 8:40:15 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: CHARLITE

I think I'm going to be sick! I sure wish Reverend Graham hadn't said that little quip about Bill evangelizing and Hitler run the country..........too many people might not take it as a light-hearted joke....they may take it as gospel......no pun intended.


9 posted on 06/25/2005 8:42:27 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: CHARLITE
"I was just a little boy and I'll never forget it," said Clinton,

Bubba Gump was present for every significant cultural/political event from the time he was born. /sarcasm

10 posted on 06/25/2005 8:43:02 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: angelsonmyside

Which is worse? Rick Warren and his church band launching into the Jimi Hendrix song Purple Haze at his stadium rally, or this?


11 posted on 06/25/2005 8:43:10 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: plain talk

"I'll bet Clinton could do a great Jimmy Swaggert. They do have some things in common."

Heh! "I have SINNED!!!


12 posted on 06/25/2005 8:43:24 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: CHARLITE
Graham called the Clintons ... "a great couple"

"He's a great serial adulterer and, my gosh, what a stunning power-drooling succubus she is!"

Just providing translation...

13 posted on 06/25/2005 8:43:37 PM PDT by JennysCool (In a perfect world, where everything is equal, I own the film rights and am working on the sequel)
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To: Dawgreg

A few years ago, Billy Graham stated that he was a Yellow-Dog Democrat.


14 posted on 06/25/2005 8:44:23 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: CHARLITE
What a shameful, sad end to a ministry that started with such fire and promise, then veered into deepening and damaging compromise.

Graham's friendship with the world is a cautionary tale.

Dan
Biblical Christianity BLOG

15 posted on 06/25/2005 8:45:06 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Paul Atreides

Yellow Dogs are one thing. Blue Movies and Red China are quite another.


16 posted on 06/25/2005 8:45:47 PM PDT by JennysCool (In a perfect world, where everything is equal, I own the film rights and am working on the sequel)
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To: CHARLITE; Jeremiah Jr; the-ironically-named-proverbs2; 2sheep
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."

Looks like "the man known as America's pastor " is stumping for Beelzebub.

17 posted on 06/25/2005 8:46:04 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Dawgreg

I realize this is the final tour and all, but I am annoyed that there is too much media attention being put on Billy Graham the person and not enough on his message. I wonder if he realizes his message is getting lost in all the hype or if he is out of touch or letting pride get to him (I hope not).


18 posted on 06/25/2005 8:48:05 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Hillary is obviously attempting to nullify the new book "The Read Hillary." It won't work.
19 posted on 06/25/2005 8:49:47 PM PDT by varina davis
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To: Thinkin' Gal

My Mom died in the throes of dementia, and danged if I didn't often think she was posessed.

I don't know how the Rev. Billy is doing. Well, I hope. But that could provide an explanation.


20 posted on 06/25/2005 8:50:10 PM PDT by JennysCool (In a perfect world, where everything is equal, I own the film rights and am working on the sequel)
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To: Dawgreg

"....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."


21 posted on 06/25/2005 8:53:31 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
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."

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

22 posted on 06/25/2005 8:55:07 PM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking

Billy has gone mad.


23 posted on 06/25/2005 8:56:06 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher ( What was the best thing before sliced bread?)
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To: mhking

Graham is just being the gentleman that he is. Clinton can't shine one shoe of him. I can't stand the man.


24 posted on 06/25/2005 8:56:31 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

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!"


25 posted on 06/25/2005 8:57:19 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Our military......the world's HEROES!)
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To: CHARLITE

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.


26 posted on 06/25/2005 8:57:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kirkwood
It is the media that control's the subject/issue on which they wish to focus on.

In all fairness, I can understand the significance of the attention being payed to a man who has affected so many individuals spiritually, through the Spirit of Christ of course.

God knows who needs to hear His word, and no media outlet has any power over His will.
27 posted on 06/25/2005 8:58:00 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: cyborg

Being gracious is one thing; being Monica Lewinsky is another.


28 posted on 06/25/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: mhking; All

WTFFFF


29 posted on 06/25/2005 9:00:25 PM PDT by SevenofNine (Not everybody in, it for truth, justice, and the American way,"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: This Just In
By the way, where is all of this hand-wringing over mixing politics and religion, that the elitists are so fond of doing?

I forgot: it's only when a Republican looks twice at a church, while driving down the road, that gets them worried.

30 posted on 06/25/2005 9:00:49 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: Paul Atreides

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.


31 posted on 06/25/2005 9:01:16 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

He could have just said, "Nice to have you here." and leave it at that. Leave the butt-kissing to the media.


32 posted on 06/25/2005 9:03:19 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: CHARLITE

Can he perform exorcisms, because these two surely have the devil in them!


33 posted on 06/25/2005 9:03:42 PM PDT by Brofholdonow
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To: CHARLITE

Run the country? She can't even find the one set of Rose Law office billing records that were in her possession!


34 posted on 06/25/2005 9:05:47 PM PDT by Brofholdonow
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To: CHARLITE

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.


35 posted on 06/25/2005 9:06:03 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: CHARLITE
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."

With all due respect, Mr Graham, if Bill Clinton doesn't "allow" his wife to run the country she will crash his Sunday morning sermon with a herd of Code Pink heffers and bitchslap'm upside head with a lamp.

At least sign off with a degree of reality and shame, Reverend. The Clintons have used you for crowds and money.
36 posted on 06/25/2005 9:06:07 PM PDT by Bars4Bill
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To: spycatcher
Rick Warren and his church band launching into the Jimi Hendrix song Purple Haze at his stadium rally, or this?

Did that seriously happen?

37 posted on 06/25/2005 9:06:10 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: CHARLITE
He peppered his speech with pop-culture references from Madonna to Bono to MTV. He wove a parable about bad decision-making from the plot of "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith," in which Anakin Skywalker becomes the villian Darth Vader.

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.

38 posted on 06/25/2005 9:07:48 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: CHARLITE
Is the Barf Alert for Sh#$head Clinton or Billy Graham?

'Cause I could go either way. Or both.

39 posted on 06/25/2005 9:08:04 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: CHARLITE

Bill and Hill, hypocrisy at it's finest.


40 posted on 06/25/2005 9:08:31 PM PDT by Millicent_Hornswaggle (US Marine wife)
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To: CHARLITE

We have to give slack to Billy. But..."running the country," She'd do for our country what she did for the Arkansas school system!


41 posted on 06/25/2005 9:08:34 PM PDT by Brofholdonow
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To: CHARLITE

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 06/25/2005 9:09:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Paul Atreides
Astute observation.

I'm confident the media outlet's will do their very best to give Clinton's brief speech a lot of face time over the airwaves, with the shot of Rev. Graham "proudly" looking on in the background.

I'm sure that Rev. Grahams comments about the couple will be played over and over again.

Double standards and hypocrisy are what they do best. And yes, I meant to be redundant in order to emphasize the point.
43 posted on 06/25/2005 9:10:40 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: CHARLITE
I was there tonight, (Saturday night). I nearly barfed when ole Bill got up and talked about the "school segregation" and Billy Graham came to town and didn't want to preach to a "segregated" group. Then he babbled on about the first crusade he went to with BG preaching and then how he later took old Hillary to a crusade.

BG was good. It was worth trip. It'll be the last time I see him on this earth. Of course Schummer spoke and Bloomberg. I didn't notice allot of applause when any of the Democrats spoke and not much for Bloomberg when he spoke, at least in the section we were sitting in.

44 posted on 06/25/2005 9:11:04 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Hank Rearden

Definitely both. Bringing Madonna and Bono into a sermon along with Hillary and Bill in person.

I think I want to get sick again and again.

Although what might have made it worse was if the Clintons had come forward and accepted Jesus, hands in the air, crying, mascara running, and then made every media circuit in the world to discuss their born-again state.

Well, it does say that the show, er, uh, revival, lasts a few more days.


45 posted on 06/25/2005 9:11:46 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: Brofholdonow

Actually, she would do a superb job of "running the country".......head long into destruction.


46 posted on 06/25/2005 9:12:06 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Zack Nguyen
Yep. Another dimension to "purpose driven", eh.
47 posted on 06/25/2005 9:13:26 PM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: nmh
It'll be the last time I see him on this earth.

Too bad you can't say the same for BC.

48 posted on 06/25/2005 9:13:29 PM PDT by andie74 ("No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent." -- John Jay)
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To: CHARLITE

Clinton on stage with Rev. Graham is nothing short of Blasphemy. The truth is, Clinton is on stage. Period.


49 posted on 06/25/2005 9:15:13 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Kirkwood

You echo my thoughts...I find this with many, they glorify the messenger and not God....I do believe this man has inspired many to come to know the Lord...


50 posted on 06/25/2005 9:15:18 PM PDT by Kimmers
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