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Now "Strangely Polarizing" Rev. Billy Graham Has Emerged To Publicly Support Chick-Fil-A
Business Insider ^ | Jul. 26, 2012, 5:08 PM | Kim Bhasin

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by Maelstorm

It all started when president and COO Dan Cathy made statements against gay marriage. and now, things have ramped up into a national debate.

Rev. Billy Graham, the legendary evangelical minister, has now entered the fray, coming to the aid of Chick-fil-A.

The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately. Earlier this year, he publicly endorsed a constitutional amendment to ban it in North Carolina.

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To: Maelstorm

This world hated THE Perfect Man, who healed the sick. Who fed the starving. He restored sight to the blind. He even brought the dead to life. HE was the greatest man to ever live. One problem. He told men they were sinners and needed to be saved from the punishment of sin. This world Crucified and nailed him to a cross because of it. Amazingly, they did not Take His life. He Gave His life an atonement for Sin. God’s great plan of salvation. Christ died to save sinners.

He was a polarizing figure. Christians living lives committed to Christ and His message will be polarizing. Thank God for Cathy and his stand.

Eat mor chicken!!!!!!


51 posted on 07/26/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Maelstorm

This world hated THE Perfect Man, who healed the sick. Who fed the starving. He restored sight to the blind. He even brought the dead to life. HE was the greatest man to ever live. One problem. He told men they were sinners and needed to be saved from the punishment of sin. This world Crucified and nailed him to a cross because of it. Amazingly, they did not Take His life. He Gave His life an atonement for Sin. God’s great plan of salvation. Christ died to save sinners.

He was a polarizing figure. Christians living lives committed to Christ and His message will be polarizing. Thank God for Cathy and his stand.

Eat mor chicken!!!!!!


52 posted on 07/26/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Maelstorm

This world hated THE Perfect Man, who healed the sick. Who fed the starving. He restored sight to the blind. He even brought the dead to life. HE was the greatest man to ever live. One problem. He told men they were sinners and needed to be saved from the punishment of sin. This world Crucified and nailed him to a cross because of it. Amazingly, they did not Take His life. He Gave His life an atonement for Sin. God’s great plan of salvation. Christ died to save sinners.

He was a polarizing figure. Christians living lives committed to Christ and His message will be polarizing. Thank God for Cathy and his stand.

Eat mor chicken!!!!!!


53 posted on 07/26/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: Maelstorm

“They” get in your face, wanting more and more and more.

Yet pushing back is the “polarizing” bunch

I guess the author missed the news about millions with HIV/AIDS/STDs . .worldwide, including children and babies.

Yet Dr Graham is the “polarizer”

Crazy mixed up world.


54 posted on 07/26/2012 7:08:11 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Maelstorm

According to his (her?) bio: “ Kim Bhasin is a reporter at Business Insider covering retail, restaurants and consumer goods.” Does this publication have a shortage of qualified, informed journalists?

At any rate, Billy Graham has never wavered in his faith, values, or morals. The left just cannot comprehend this. Bless their hearts.


55 posted on 07/26/2012 7:35:53 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: livius
Good grief. Since when did this become a “social issue” in their tiny minds? It’s a moral issue...

You're right about this livius - it's not a social issue - it's a moral issue.

56 posted on 07/26/2012 7:36:49 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: a fool in paradise

Look closer at the bio. The body of it refers to Kim as “he”.


57 posted on 07/26/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: Maelstorm

It is hard to attack a guy who spent most of his life evangelizing, and no doubt caring deeply about people.

Sadly Billy Gram also spent time supporting those who were against God. Such as Bill and Hillary. He once said that Hillary would make a great president.

It is about time that he take a stand not only on Evangelism, but on the real world around him. Many of the people who were “Saved” under his watch- Fell away due to the Hypocrisy of Christian leaders. I am glad to see him speaking out.


58 posted on 07/26/2012 7:39:29 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Maelstorm
Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

Lots of pictures on the source thread.

59 posted on 07/26/2012 7:43:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Maelstorm

There is a view that Christians MUST support gays since it is civil rights.


60 posted on 07/26/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

So where did this “gay civil right” come from and what is is good for? Its a stupid dumb view not to be taken seriously by anyone of any intelligence. If Christians believe this they should quit calling themselves Christians because they clearly aren’t smart enough to know what the hell they are.


61 posted on 07/26/2012 10:11:36 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Revel

Same here. Grahm has managed to maintan an admirable faith while others found disagrace not that I would minimize the level of attack that evil levies against men of God and me in high places.


62 posted on 07/26/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Salvation

He’s a great man and still a rather humble man. He has stood up for his principles and prevailed and been blessed beyond belief. He is the anthesis to the idea that one has to sell their soul or lie cheat and steal to become great.


63 posted on 07/26/2012 10:15:56 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Salvation

He’s a great man and still a rather humble man. He has stood up for his principles and prevailed and been blessed beyond belief. He is the anthesis to the idea that one has to sell their soul or lie cheat and steal to become great.


64 posted on 07/26/2012 10:18:18 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

It sounds like the reporter is strangely moronic.


65 posted on 07/27/2012 4:04:24 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Maelstorm
I have a theory, but it is non PC.

When the churches began to experience political power in the early 20th century, they felt the temptation to use that power for all kinds of things. From prohibition to the black Civil Rights era. Some where good, some bad, many had nothing to do with the Gospel.

But, they allowed certain groups to take up the mantel of “civil rights” for just about every cause. Be it illegal immigration or gay rights.

66 posted on 07/27/2012 5:16:16 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Maelstorm
The 93-year-old is against gay marriage, and has been strangely polarizing lately.

This says it all. When Billy Graham was born, you could be locked up for being gay, or if people found out you were gay, they would view you as some sick deviant and might try to kill you. There was not one Demoract in Congress who would even think of gay marriage, much less support it. Hell, there probably wasn't one Democrat in Congress who didn't think that gays should be locked up.

But now the social debate has moved very, very, very far to the Left. Now people who support what EVERYONE supported even 20 or 30 years ago are considered strangely polarizing. Its as if everyone is required to jump on the Leftist bandwagon at the same time or else they are vilified.

I'm not saying gays should be locked up or vilified. I am happy we live in a world where that doesn't happen anymore. But to say that those who support a traditional religious (not just Christian) view of marriage are strange and polarizing is laughable and sad.

67 posted on 07/27/2012 5:58:05 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: livius

“but I’m also stunned by the overt harshness and barely concealed threat behind their words.”

It will just keep getting worse. When someone is given over to depravity (like homosexuality) they intrinsically know that they are wrong, so they scream even louder they are “right” trying to convince themselves. Should Billy start speaking out against extra-marital sex as the immorality it is, he would catch even more flak. Which, by the way, is one of the underlying reasons that many are taking a ho-hum attitude towards homosexuality. So many today are committing hetereosexual immorality they can’t get that upset with homosexual immorality.

We strive to preserve marraige, but even in the hetereosexual community it is not honored. Either they live together unmarried or they marry and unmarry at the drop of a hat. Currently, there are more heterosexaul couples unmarried in America than those that are married. Amoung heterosexuals, marriage is becoming a minority.

Oh, the “fundamentalist” Mormons in Utah are now sueing for the right to have their marriages legal. I knew this would follow the legalization of homosexual unions. It will keep going down hill until the God Lord has mercy on us and causes us to wake up and repent (change our ways).

I will only speak for myself, but I recognize how badly stained I am by the current sexual standards of this country. Yes, I am married and “faithful” to my wife, but is my heart truly faithful? Have I not myself been corrupted with bad attitudes and lax thinking and carelessness as to what I expose my eyes and mind to. Yes, I must confess I have. So, I include myself in the category of those requiring a “wake up” call. May God so grant that call.


68 posted on 07/27/2012 8:25:25 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The debate has went so far beyond simply living and let living. Mostly Americans did exactly that even from the time of the founding. Homosexuality was usually ‘found out’ in the context of molestation and was considered rightly a disorder. It still has the hallmarks of a disorder but the role of molestation in sexual imprinting of homosexuals can not even be discussed politely or researched seriously without outbursts by gay activists trying to shut the research down. What we are seeing is what the future will hold for anyone who dares disagree with the ‘Pink Hand’.


69 posted on 07/28/2012 10:52:15 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Let's Chik-fil-a the Gay Away.)
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To: Sola Veritas
Not just polygyny and polyandry, but incestual marriage will also have to be legalized. Also, group "marriages" will be in as well.

The Left is more than economically destructive. Their advocacy of perversion will bring society to anarchy as well. They are like termites or locusts, whatever their policies touch is soon destroyed.
70 posted on 08/01/2012 11:30:37 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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