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Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A (compares U.S. to Sodom & Gomorrah)
CNN via WCYB ^ | Richard Allen Greene

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(CNN) - Billy Graham, the dean of American evangelists, has once again broken his usual silence on hot-button issues, defending the president of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain for his opposition to same-sex marriage days after issuing a letter decrying what he sees as the nation's moral decay.

Earlier this year, the ailing preacher publicly endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay unions in North Carolina, raising eyebrows among many who'd watched Graham studiously avoid thorny social issues for years.

On Thursday, he issued a statement of support for the popular fast-food chain. Many people have slammed Chick-fil-A President Don Cathy for saying his company backs the traditional family unit and is opposed to same-sex marriage.

Graham praised restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy and son Don Cathy, the company's president, "for their strong stand for the Christian faith."

"I've known their family for many years and have watched them grow Chick-fil-A into one of the best businesses in America while never compromising their values," Graham said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcyb.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: billygraham; depravity; god; homosexualagenda; sodomy; wrath
I looked for the original CNN article on CNN, but for some reason couldn't find it.
1 posted on 07/26/2012 11:03:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m glad he is taking a stand.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not a day goes by anymore, when I don’t think that the fire and brimstone has got to start falling very soon.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 11:09:11 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: scottjewell

Thank you, Mr. Graham.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ZX12R

Sometimes I think the drought is part of our punishment. I know we have had droughts before, but things seem to be getting worse.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 11:18:35 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Let's all go out for a Chic-FIL-A sandwich or wrap~ Sounds GOOD! OK
6 posted on 07/26/2012 11:19:56 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Obama is our punishment.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 11:21:06 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: geologist

Just finished my grilled chicken sandwich. The place was packed.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: TurboZamboni

...as are the queers...


9 posted on 07/26/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Libs will respond by calling for a boycott of graham crackers.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Locations/Locator

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7 Centennial Student Un Mankato, MN 56001

University of Minnesota
300 Washington Ave Se Minneapolis, MN 55455
Licensed Location
Limited hours and/or accessibility - please call first

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Limited hours and/or accessibility - please call first

comments:
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11 posted on 07/26/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

I thought that when he was elected. Seriously.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 11:41:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
How many more civilizations will the butt pirates take down?

Their plague spreading needs to be contained!

13 posted on 07/26/2012 11:41:44 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

God bless you, Billy Graham.
Went out last night and got Chick-fil-A for the whole family
(and THATS a lot). Intend to do it again tonight.
It was GOOD!


14 posted on 07/26/2012 11:43:30 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ZX12R

Fire and brimstone will be a mild form of punishment compared to what is coming.

S&G never killed babies at the rate we are and as far as we know, same sex marriage was never legalized in those cities.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 11:45:15 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: patriot08

took the fmaly yesterday , going tomorrow on our way to GA and will be there again on Feb 1s

I;m sick and tired of these NAZI tactics by the far left and the homosexuals, think about this, homosexuals want special rights, play family, change marriage and family and all because thye get off sexually in a very unnatural way as well as it is unhealthy for a man , well s0 called man


16 posted on 07/26/2012 11:47:44 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Billy Graham: ‘My Heart Aches for America’

Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

She was probably thinking of a passage in Ezekiel where God tells why He brought those cities to ruin. “Now this was the sin of ... Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen” (Ezekiel 16:49–50, NIV).

I wonder what Ruth would think of America if she were alive today. . .

Full letter: http://www.billygraham.org/articlepage.asp?articleid=8813


17 posted on 07/26/2012 11:54:22 AM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: scottjewell

I am, too. I just finished reading “The Harbinger” by Jonaton Cahn. It is jaw-dropping how the Founding of the USA and our original commitment to Biblical Principles and the National blessings of the Lord parallels the relationship ancient Israel had with God....and how THEY lost it and went into oblivion for 2500 years....and how WE blew off OUR relationship, blessing and protection of God....and how far down the path toward oblivion WE are at this moment.

And neither a new President or Speaker or Fed Chairman or Atty General will stop it or reverse it. Only National Repentance and a return to faith in and submission to God and His Word will do it.

2nd Chronicles 7:14 will save us from eventual ruin.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 11:56:14 AM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am of the belief that Graham is the Methuselah of our time. When he goes all hell breaks loose.

Tell it like it is Billy...


19 posted on 07/26/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: calico_thompson

Spouse and I went to Chick-fil-A today and it was so packed we couldn’t stay to stand in line! Both drive-thrus packed too, and no place to park. Woweeeeee!
We’ll try again on the 1st, as a plan.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: TurboZamboni

He is definitely one of the watnings God in His mercy has given us in just one more attempt to wake us up and draw us back to 2nd Chronicles 7:14.
I urgently recommend Mr. Cahn’s book. BTW, Rabbi Cahn is a Messianic Jew who pastors a blended congregation of Believers in Wayne, NJ.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sadly, I agree.


22 posted on 07/26/2012 12:07:50 PM PDT by Rudders Mate
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To: Free Vulcan
Tell it like it is Billy...

AMEN!

May God Bless this wonderful man of God for taking what, sadly, now must be characterized as a courageous stand. During my coming to age in the 40's and 50's, sodomy was almost universally recognized as a depravity. Now it's become far too widely accepted.

23 posted on 07/26/2012 12:09:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Could it be that as Rev. Graham is moving closer to his maker physically, he is also moving closer spiritually?


24 posted on 07/26/2012 12:43:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Free Vulcan
I am of the belief that Graham is the Methuselah of our time. When he goes all hell breaks loose.

I've believed this for over 30 years. We're seeing just the tip of the evil iceberg coming our way.

25 posted on 07/26/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: OrangeHoof

Would be funny if it wasn’t so true.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: 353FMG

How do you reconcile this in what Jesus says about Tower of Siloam in Luke and 18 people who were killed there?


27 posted on 07/26/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT by scbison
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To: Free Vulcan
I'm 71. When I was 7 or 8, my parents took me with them to hear Billy Graham at the L.A. Coliseum or the Rose Bowl. That was a very long time ago.
28 posted on 07/26/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: scottjewell

29 posted on 07/26/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Vigilanteman

Don’t we all? I have a terminal illness, therefor I try to keep short accounts!


30 posted on 07/26/2012 1:09:46 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will j rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Someone please tell me why this is a "hot button issue." It seems pretty no-brainer to me.

Only the homophiles have concocted this fake controversy.

31 posted on 07/26/2012 1:13:20 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TurboZamboni; ilovesarah2012
Obama is our punishment.

I heard this from several dedicated Christian men in my circle right after the election. The agreement was convincing.

32 posted on 07/26/2012 1:16:03 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Billy Graham went PC there for a very long time. Maybe it was about the time he wanted to distance himself from people like Billy James Hargis, maybe it was after getting burned with Richard Nixon, or maybe it was from having to defend "religious freedom" in the USSR when he conducted crusades there. All I know is that for a while there he seemed to go soft.

Nice to see him going against the PC grain. Whether this is through the influence of his son Franklin or because he figures he's old enough now that he has nothing to lose, or for some other reason I don't know.

But it's nice to have him back!

33 posted on 07/26/2012 1:21:22 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Obama is our punishment.

Four years ago, the nation was given a choice between a moderately pro-life presidential ticket and the most radically pro-abortion politician in the Senate.

America chose the baby-killer. America chose death and destruction ... why should God not give America what America chose?

34 posted on 07/26/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tucker39

Agree with you about Jonathan Cahn’s book (highly recommend “The Harbinger”) and about Billy Graham. Have had the opportunity and blessing to hear both of them in person. Praying for a new “Great Awakening” revival.


35 posted on 07/26/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: scbison

Perhaps we will be lucky and only 18 people will be killed?

But then again, the SHTF in a nationally disasterous way, who knows. We’ll just have to wait and see and hope in God’s unfathomable mercy.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 4:16:43 PM PDT by 353FMG
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