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Posted on 11/07/2008 12:19:28 PM PST by lewisglad
Billy Graham Won't Advise Obama Because of His Strong Pro-Abortion Position
by Steven Ertelt LifeNews.com Editor November 7, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Respected Christian preacher Billy Graham has been an advisor and spiritual helper to presidents dating back to President Eisenhower.
But that relationship with presidents will now come to an end because incoming president Barack Obama takes such a profoundly pro-abortion position.
To be sure, Graham's health is playing a part in the decision his son Franklin Graham told the Associated Press.
"My father feels like his time and day for that is over," Franklin Graham said. "But he would certainly like to meet (Obama) and pray with him."
But Franklin expressed concerns about Obama's abortion position -- something he mentioned to the senator during the campaign as a stumbling block -- and indicated that as the main reason.
He told AP the Bible is clear in its teaching that human life deserves respect and protection even before birth.
"President-elect Obama has heard our position," Franklin Graham told the news service. "And I told him that this was very difficult for us and hard for us. It's a moral issue that we just can't back down on."
"But he's our president-elect, and those positions that he holds that are contrary to Biblical teaching, I hope that God will change his heart," Graham added.
Obama's position in favor of unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason was a key issue for pro-life voters during the campaign.
Obama also came under fire for supporting the so-called Freedom of Choice Act, a Congressional bill that would make unlimited abortions under Roe v. Wade the national law and overturn the abortion reduction laws of all 50 states.
The senator also drew condemnation for his votes in the Illinois state legislature against a bill that would have made sure newborns who survive failed abortions receive appropriate medical care.
God Bless Billy Graham for his courageous stand.
I think this is the first POTUS Graham has rejected. This is like Samuel and Saul. Fall on your sword, Obama.
killing live babies crosses everyone’s line. too bad McCain did not drive that point home when given the chance in the debate. He let Obama weasel out with a lie.
Good for Billy and Franklin.
Those who voted for this evil should hang their heads in shame.
What has light to do with darkness....
God Bless Billy.
Wright can advise Ojimjonesa
And that’s coming from someone with a disease that the stem-cell fetishists claim they could cure if only we kill enough babies.
Well said Franklin. I would hope that Rev. Graham is physically able to pray with & for Obama.
Weren’t the Clintons pro-partial birth abortion? I think this is more Franklin talking than Billy.
If Obama is serious about having a diverse cabinet, won’t he have to get a strong evangelical/born-again Christian on the team?
God bless Billy Graham.
However, I fear nothing will stand in the way of the ongoing slaughter of the unborn.
Choosing between God (the real One) and Obama is a simple choice.
“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
President-elect Barack (”I don’t want to punish them with a baby!) Obama.
I wish this was said about a month or 2 ago.
yes--the Clintons are pro-partial birth abortion... and Billy Graham thinks very highly of Bill Clinton... i never understood that...
I wish this was said about a month or 2 ago.
Hussein won’t care. He has “Reverend” Wright to advise him.
Wasn’t Franklin persona non grata at the Bush White House because he told Bush the TRUTH about Islam?
read “ The Preacher and the Presidents” to see why Rev Graham ministered to Presidents.
it is very insightful
Billy’s theology isn’t always as sound as one might think.
God has blessed my life by sending Billy Graham. He is a man I’ve always respected and known to be doing God’s Will.
“I wouldn’t want my daughters saddled with a BABY”
Abortion is the millstone that is around the neck of America. (Luke 17:2)
The only question is when will God toss us into the sea?
So will Jeremiah Wright or Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton become the new Spiritual Advisor to the Presidents?
Or will it be Rick Warren?
“I hope that God will change his heart,” Graham added.”
If not then....Oh that’s just mean.
“If Obama is serious about having a diverse cabinet, wont he have to get a strong evangelical/born-again Christian on the team?”
Because NO strong evangelical/born-again Christian would want to be on his team. He would not be welcome either.
Jerry Wright, Michael Pfleger, and Jim Wallis will be Obama’s “spiritual advisors”.
All pro-abort, all preach socialist/liberation theology.
It wouldn’t have mattered sadly. We’ve reached the point now where the perception of improving one’s pocketbook trumps the right of the unborn.
He had no problem with pro-abortion Klinton.
thank you Billy!
You have to be a real LOSER for Billy Graham to turn his face from you.
Unless Billy Graham starts shouting GD America, I don’t think BO would want his advice.
How the illuminati theater is designed to fool REAL christians - if you got this example then you got the basics.
The chances are not very good that Obama will ever figure out how things really are. We still have to hope that somehow against all odds, Obama changes his ‘values’, whatever they are. The alternative is too grave and too terrible to even ponder.
If he does not learn in time, we will soon have live-born babies being stabbed through the heart on an operating table. Land of the free becomes land of the ghouls.
Obama had a very strange upbringing, with a Communist mother, a Communist grandfather, and a Communist mentor who may have abused him as a child. It seems to me that nothing short of God knocking him off his horse like St. Paul is likely to change his mind.
And keep in mind that Paul was not consciously a sinner. He was a fervent Jew, who thought he was serving G-d by persecuting Christians for following someone whom he thought was a false messiah, until he was suddenly struck down by the truth. Obama has, I suspect, been warped and twisted all his life, and it will take a powerful miracle to change that.
Billy Graham would not hesitate to visit a sinner. He visited Bill Clinton and tried to advise and help him. I suspect he must fear that Obama is too far gone for him to help. Maybe that’s a wrong reading of the case, but he does seem to be suggesting that Obama is much worse than clinton.
Punished...a much stronger word than saddled...and the one he specifically used.
God help us, what did this country just do...I've been swinging between abject sadness and Bruce Banner rage since Tuesday night...everytime I see him, or hear his voice, or view his stupid "Office of the President Elect" sign (what was that?)...ugh...and I'm supposed to pray for this evil?
I am thankful for their stand. Too many consrv/repub are now praising BO
Every time I see one of these articles, I am reminded of many, many posts between me and pro-lifers who said they would “never” vote for McCain.
It made no difference to them at all that he would be running against an extremely pro-abortion candidate (whoever won the Rat nomination). In their view, it wasn’t their “responsibility” if they refused to vote against the Rat nominee and he won; they were absolved, they said, because it was the “GOP’s fault” that they were not given a candidate they liked.
I hope they changed their mind by election day.
But I bring this up because this line of thinking must be repulsed and the true consequences of it brought home again and again.
More and more children will die because Obama won this election. In my judgment, refusing to act to try to DEFEAT Obama and ALL the likeminded people would will be in his administration and nominated to the courts, by voting for McCain, is a morally culpable act. And very sad.
I’m only asking that people think through this point as we continue to work for the cause of life in a very, very abortion- and infanticide-committed administration. We need to continue to educate in love, even on our own side sometimes.
Obama been Lyin’ already has a spiritual environment:
The Reverend Jeremiah “US OF KKK A” Wright.
Though never partisan in his preaching, Billy Graham is a registered Democrat. His son expressed concern about Obama's views on abortion and gay marriage an issue Franklin Graham raised in a meeting with the Illinois senator saying that he and is father are conservatives who believe the Bible speaks clearly on those issues.
"President-elect Obama heard our position," Franklin Graham said. "And I told him that this was very difficult for us and hard for us. It's a moral issue that we just can't back down on."
"But he's our president-elect, and those positions that he holds that are contrary to Biblical teaching, I hope that God will change his heart," said Graham, who now heads the Charlotte-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Wow - he looks like a kid in those first photos (with Truman and Ike). Hard to think of him as stepping away from the advisor role; he has been such a fixture for nearly 60 years.
In other words, Obama is a spiritual lost cause.
My, he was handsome.
Did y’all know the horrible thing BO said about poor, dear Nancy Reagan today? And it wasn’t even true!
Of all the sickening stuff from this scary freak - his atance on infanticide is the most evil and one that reflects on all of us.
God Bless the Grahams.