Skip to comments.Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A (compares U.S. to Sodom & Gomorrah)
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.
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I’m glad he is taking a stand.
Not a day goes by anymore, when I don’t think that the fire and brimstone has got to start falling very soon.
Thank you, Mr. Graham.
Sometimes I think the drought is part of our punishment. I know we have had droughts before, but things seem to be getting worse.
Obama is our punishment.
Just finished my grilled chicken sandwich. The place was packed.
...as are the queers...
Libs will respond by calling for a boycott of graham crackers.
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I thought that when he was elected. Seriously.
Their plague spreading needs to be contained!
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!
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.
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
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 nations moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, If God doesnt punish America, Hell 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 16:4950, NIV).
I wonder what Ruth would think of America if she were alive today. . .
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.
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...
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.
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.
Sadly, I agree.
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.
Could it be that as Rev. Graham is moving closer to his maker physically, he is also moving closer spiritually?
I've believed this for over 30 years. We're seeing just the tip of the evil iceberg coming our way.
Would be funny if it wasn’t so true.
How do you reconcile this in what Jesus says about Tower of Siloam in Luke and 18 people who were killed there?
Don’t we all? I have a terminal illness, therefor I try to keep short accounts!
Only the homophiles have concocted this fake controversy.
I heard this from several dedicated Christian men in my circle right after the election. The agreement was convincing.
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!
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?
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.
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.