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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Man, you were not kidding when you posted the barf alert. This is un-friggin believable. Of course, I've looked sideways at Billy Graham longer than I have at Billy Jeff. If Graham had his head screwed on, he'd never have allowed the king and queen of hell to share his podium. But what the heck - he's got movie star status today. I hope all of the butt-kissing politicos that use him to rub a little Jesus will stand up for him when he's called to give a few answers...in what looks to be a very short time.
I agree with you. Seeing Bill come to true repentance would probably mean that he would quit trying to manipulate the public's opinion of him through phony stunts.
As far as Bill being saved, I seem to recall something about "by their fruits, you will know them." If Bill started confessing his sin publicly and taking whatever consequences (including jail time for raping women) that might come his way, I'd consider him a changed man and praise God.
Even if Billy and Franklin Graham WERE reaching out to him, would you do so privately? I would. I wouldn't give Clinton the stage that he so clearly loves to act phony to people for his own gain.
These revivals are supposed to be about Jesus, not about the Clintons staging their next political manuever, hoping to get some red state sympathy.
Honey, the fact that you admit those skeletons is positive and shows the fruit of repentance.
Not sure about the favorites deal, though. God isn't a respecter of persons; He died for everyone's sins and was raised for everyone's justification. All sin is worthy of death, but because of the sacrifice of Jesus, we are all cleansed. Top to bottom. All wrongs made right.
I'm not proud of my crap either, but I know that I am forgiven.
Another thing to keep in mind about BG is that he has been a confident to Demoncrats and Republicans. He really can't show his partiality. One thing I can assure you is that it is VERY unlikely that he voted for old Bill. It simply wouldn't fit within his Christian beliefs.
I believe Christ would have had a few pointed words for lying scum that pretend to be religious like the krintons. Going further back, I'll bet it'd be legal to stone them to death for one violation of the law or another. Too bad aging seems to destroy the spine and cajones as well as the brain in some folks.
As his final American revival meeting continued Saturday, a fragile Billy Graham was met onstage by former President Clinton, who honored the evangelist, calling him "a man I love."
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..
Look the man is in his 80's, suffering three illnesses and trying once again to spread the gospel in New York.
And, you complain because he was kind instead of hateful, vengeful, rude.
The fact the Clinton's took advantage of the opportunity - does not mean Billy Graham is at fault.
Give the man a break.
Billy Graham lived his life as Billy Graham felt the Lord wanted him to.
Of course he made mistakes as he is human - but that man gave his heart and soul trying to do the Lord's will.
And, because of how he lived his life, he is respected over all the world. He is a minister - not a politician. He does not seek to judge man, he seeks to bring the gospel to men.
Sad but true indeed, dammit.
Show me where I said that he should have been hateful, vengeful, or rude. All I said was that he should have just said "It was nice of you to be here." and left it at that.
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