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  • Donald Trump Compares Himself to Billy Graham; Says 'My Favorite Book Is the Bible'

    08/24/2015 2:08:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/23/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump looked at the crowd gathered for his rally at a 40,000-seat college football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, saying he now knows how evangelist Billy Graham felt. He also said the book he likes the most is the Bible. "I know how Billy Graham felt," Trump, a billionaire businessman, said, apparently jokingly, as he began his speech at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Trump also said, "What's my favorite book? The Bible! The Bible. ... We take the Bible all the way," according to The Washington Post's national political reporter Robert Costa, who tweeted the Republican candidate's remarks. Anticipating...
  • Billy Graham son-in-law Danny Lotz found unresponsive in pool

    08/18/2015 1:39:40 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 30 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/2015 | Joe Marusak
    Danny Lotz, the husband of evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter Anne, was in the intensive care unit of a hospital after his wife found him unresponsive in the pool of their Raleigh home on Monday. “There are no answers yet as to the outcome,” Anne Graham Lotz said on Facebook late Monday. “The family is standing firm in faith, trusting Jesus. Thank you for your prayers.”
  • Wife of Pastor Who Worked for Billy Graham Resigns County Clerk Position Over Gay Marriage

    07/04/2015 5:26:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Following the Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least two county court clerks in Mississippi and Arkansas have already resigned because they will not comply with the court's ruling, while other clerks across the nation have had differing responses to the ruling. On Tuesday, Linda Barnette, a circuit court clerk in Grenada County, Mississippi, announced her resignation and explained that it was due to the fact that the Supreme Court's ruling conflicted with her Christian belief that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. Barnette, who held her...
  • Billy Graham’s grandson steps down from Florida megachurch after admitting an affair

    06/21/2015 8:16:00 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2015 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Billy Graham’s grandson Tullian Tchividjian has resigned from his pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian, a high-profile church in south Florida, after admitting he had an affair. He released the following statement to The Washington Post, saying it was on behalf of him and his wife: I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues. As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on...
  • Billy Graham's daughter issues 'Mayday' (Urges prayer and fasting since 'judgment is coming and..)

    05/12/2015 11:02:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 11, 2015 | Unattributed
    The daughter of America’s most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, says God is “clearly warning that His judgment is coming on America, and it’s going to be ugly.” So, Ann Graham Lotz is calling on Americans to participate in a “Mayday” time of prayer and intercession May 15-23. She hopes to “delay or soften God’s judgment that is coming on America and our world” and urge the Holy Spirit to “compel the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God.” Lotz’s warnings are startlingly specific. In a recent message on her website, she...
  • Ferguson turmoil draws Billy Graham’s rapid response team

    03/16/2015 8:24:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) Hours after two police officers were shot at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, a black Kenworth truck in North Carolina hauling a collapsible conference room began rolling down the highway toward the scene, intent on bringing peace and saving souls. The truck, one of Christian evangelist Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team vehicles, sped toward the latest U.S. crisis armed with chaplains trained to help people cope with everything from tornadoes to mass shootings. “The police force needed chaplains after the shooting, and we’ve also been serving the protesters,” said Al New, manager of the team’s...
  • Billy Graham's Hometown Rejects Transgender Bathroom Ordinance

    03/05/2015 7:02:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The city council of Charlotte, N.C., the hometown of world-renowned Evangelist Billy Graham, narrowly voted on Monday to reject a proposed expansion to the town's non-discrimination law that would have made it legal for transgender persons to use bathrooms and other public facilities designated for the opposite sex. After hearing four hours of public input from supporters and opponents of the proposal Monday evening, the council voted, 6-5, after an hour of discussion, to throw out the entire ordinance bill. The proposal would not just have given transgenders the right to use the opposite gender's restrooms but would have also...
  • ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham

    01/02/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Grant Wacker
    ‘Unbroken’ and Billy Graham The movie and the book about Louis Zamperini’s life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. By Grant Wacker Jan. 1, 2015 Newspaper headlines agreed. Billy Graham —“heaven’s super salesman,” “the Lord’s top salesman”—knew how to close the deal. If he just read from a telephone book, one associate quipped, people would stand up and commit their lives to Christ. Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97, was a case in point. The Olympic distance runner and World War II hero is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand ’s acclaimed 2010 biography, “Unbroken,”...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • Billy Graham is Not Gay.

    11/20/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    11/20/2014 | Responsibility2nd
    Despite all the rumors on these two threads, (Which were mostly spread by me) let it be known that Billy Grahm is NOT GAY.Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay  Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay  
  • Billy Graham: In ‘Lawless and Wicked Age…We've Taught Philosophy of the Devil--‘Do As You Please’

    11/19/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    World renowned evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, the founder and chairman of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said that our children are growing up in a “lawless and wicked age,” infused with the “philosophy of the Devil, who says, ‘Do as you please.’” Further, rearing children in this culture is difficult because “we have taken God out of our educational systems and thought we could get away with it,” said Rev. Graham. “We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind. We have laughed at God, religion and the Bible.” Reverend Graham’s commentary, first broadcast in August 1955,...
  • Billy Graham Celebrates 96th Birthday With New Film Announcment: 'I Know I'm Going to Heaven,'

    11/08/2014 6:51:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/8/2014 | Emma Koonse
    Billy Graham is ringing in his 96th year with friends and family on Friday, and fellow faith leaders are sending an outpouring of well wishes to the famed evangelical preacher today. In a far cry from last year's birthday celebration involving over 800 guests, Graham is marking his birthday this year with a quiet celebration at his Montreat, NC home, according to a press release issued on Nov. 7. Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham, was unavailable for comment to The Christian Post, but his father Franklin assured fans that the 96-year-old is doing well. "Although his physical condition...
  • Billy Graham, Happy 96th Birthday!

    11/07/2014 12:44:24 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Today, Nov. 7, 2014, is the 96th birthday of the greatest evangelical preacher of the last 60 years, Rev. Billy Graham. There is perhaps no other Bible Christian pastor who has done more to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world over the last half century – and he’s still preaching with his new film, Heaven: A New Message From Billy Graham.
  • Land of Billy Graham legalizes homosexual “marriage and six judges resign rather than be forced to o

    11/03/2014 8:10:17 AM PST · by juliosevero · 20 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Land of Billy Graham legalizes homosexual “marriage” and six judges resign rather than be forced to officiate such perversion By Julio Severo According to WND, with the imposition of the so called homosexual “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six judges have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. Billy Graham All of them stepped down, since October 10, because they believe marriage is a union between one man and one woman. The judges are: John Kallam Jr., Gilbert Breedlove, Bill Stevenson, Tommy Holland, Gayle Myrick and Jeff Powell. By using the foul play of judicial activism,...
  • U.S. Betrays Military Men Who Protected Brazil from Communist Threat

    08/04/2014 8:40:07 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    U.S. Betrays Military Men Who Protected Brazil from Communist Threat By Julio Severo Henry Kissinger once said, “In this world it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, but to be a friend is fatal.” Brazilian military officials, who made significant sacrifices to protect Brazil from the massive Soviet, Chinese and Cuban communist threat in the 1960s and 1970s, will know what Kissinger meant. According to the Brazilian paper O Globo, by a resolution of President Barack Obama, the U.S. government has created a task force to identify documents produced between 1964 and 1984 regarding...
  • What's the Update on Rev. Billy Graham?

    03/19/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT · by lee martell · 21 replies
    March 19 2014 | lee martell
    Is Reverend Billy Graham still alive? I ask because a few weeks before last Christmas, his family began coming to the press with various leading remarks, such as "Daddy is preparing to move on". or Rev. Graham is okay with letting go". Then, nothing specific since then. At that time Mandela-Mania was still running rampant in the media, and the who' who of has beens were still making news by expressing their deep sorrow for the now dead Racist Communist. When all this was happening I said then that it would not surprise me if the Rev. Graham had already...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Russian Bear awakening to morality

    02/08/2014 11:05:26 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 2-7-14 | Kelly Boggs
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- God once used a donkey to alert a wayward prophet that he was on the wrong track. Could it be the Lord is using a bear, a Russian Bear, to do the same with the nations of the West, in particular the United States? "Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values," Russian President Valdimir Putin said in his state of the nation address in mid-December, The Washington Times reported. Putin continued, "Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in...
  • Franklin Graham: The pope is 'not the judge'

    12/29/2013 9:04:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 29, 2013 | Austin Wright
    Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, says he’s at odds on the issue of homosexuality with Pope Francis, who famously told reporters this summer, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has goodwill, who am I to judge them?” “I think he’s right when he says he’s not the judge,” Graham said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding: “He’s not the judge. God is the judge.” Graham said he feels compelled to tell people about his belief that homosexuality is a sin — and declared that he wouldn’t shift on...
  • Billy Graham near death, ‘close to going home to be with the Lord’

    12/13/2013 10:58:35 PM PST · by Winstons Julia · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/13/13 | Cheryl Chumley
    “I wish [God] would give him strength, but I don’t think he needs strength anymore,” Mr. Graham said, to the Christian news site, Assist News Service. “It’s time to go home.”
  • Billy Graham 'Extremely Weak': Son Asks for Prayers

    12/11/2013 3:23:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    NewsMax ^ | December 11, 2013 | Drew MacKenzie
    Rev. Billy Graham's son has asked people to pray for his ailing 95-year-old father, who, he says, is now "extremely weak." "Our family would appreciate your prayers for him that the Lord would strengthen him," Franklin Graham said on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website. Graham, who is a Christian evangelist and president of the association, revealed that his father had not been feeling well since celebrating his Nov. 7 birthday at a gala celebration last month in a hotel in Asheville, N.C. "Since that night a few short weeks ago, he has had another bout with a respiratory infection...
  • Would Obama attend Billy Graham's funeral (Graham is still with us as of this writing)

    12/10/2013 1:53:43 PM PST · by ealgeone · 45 replies
    self | 12/10/2013 | self
    Given Obama went to SA today to pay respects to a fellow socialist/communist I wonder what his reaction will be when Billy Graham dies. Will he have glowing words for the man who has really impacted the lives of people around the world of all ethnicities?
  • Coincidence?Billy Graham&Nelson Mandela Born 4 Months Apart.Graham Now In Grave Condition.

    12/07/2013 4:36:42 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 51 replies
    With the death of Nelson Mandela two days ago, and now we hear of Billy Graham's condition in decline. This will make for major media news if he passes within a week or so. Two of the most influential individuals of our lifetime,not only passing in the same period, they were born four months apart, born in July and November 1918.
  • Palin at the Billy Graham Library and Samaritan’s Purse

    12/06/2013 10:14:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 6, 2013 | Jackie Siciliano
    Gov. Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book tour took her to Charlotte, NC today where she was greeted by hundreds at the Billy Graham Library. Palin had the following to say to the fine people of Charlotte: A big thank you to everyone who joined us today for a very festive “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book event at the Billy Graham Library. It was great to see our old friend Charlie from the ’08 campaign trail. He’s growing up into such a beautiful young man. I’d especially like to thank Franklin and Jane Graham and all the...
  • Palin’s Book Tour Going to Liberty U, Billy Graham Library & Monroe, LA

    12/03/2013 5:02:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    A Time For Choosing | Jackie Siciliano
    Dates are slowly being released for the next leg of Gov. Sarah Palin’s “Good Tidings and Great Joy” book tour. At time of writing we have: December 4th: Liberty University December 6th: Billy Graham Library December 7th: Books-A-Million, Monroe, LA (see article below) From Sarah Palin’s Facebook page: Honored to be participating in the final Convocation of 2013 this Wednesday at Liberty University. Look forward to discussing “Good Tidings and Great Joy” and how together we can protect the heart of Christmas. More information here: P.S. This is a photo of the Heath antler pile that I wrote about...
  • Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, TV show 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' is now featured

    11/30/2013 9:23:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-30-13 | James Lambert
    Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, TV show 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' is now featured each weekend on the MeTv Network From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and big screen insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged faced actor's roles defined "cool" and his persona was idolized by men and women alike, yet he remained unfazed by Hollywood's glitter. Late in his life the famous actor finally realized his need for God and decided to commit his life to Christ. Terrance Steven McQueen was born in Beech...
  • Rev. Billy Graham Hospitalized With Respiratory Problems

    11/21/2013 10:31:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2013 | Nicola Menzie
    The Rev. Billy Graham, 95, was admitted to a hospital in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday after experiencing respiratory problems, a family spokesman has confirmed. "Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago," said spokesman Mark DeMoss. "As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two." The Christian evangelist and world-renowned preacher, who has battled several health issues in the past, was expected to be released from Mission Hospital and return to his mountain home on Thursday. Graham's admirers, concerned...
  • Billy Graham, a spiritual beacon

    11/18/2013 6:39:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WRWR-TV The Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Bill Milby, CSA
    Last Thursday, on November 7th, Billy Graham celebrated his 95th birthday. When his family suggested the idea months ago, he said “Who would want to come to my birthday? nobody remembers who I am”. Well a guest list of 800 headed by Donald Trump, Rupert Murdock, Sarah Palin and many other household names remembered and came. But in typical Billy Graham style, he said “I don’t want it to be about me; I want it to be about the cross”. So the whole party started with a global broadcast of a multimedia event that he called “MY HOPE AMERICA”. It...
  • A Class Act vs. A Classless Hack: Billy Graham vs. Barack Obama

    11/10/2013 4:20:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Doug Giles
    What a stark contrast I beheld this week between our Lyin’ King President, Barack Obama, and our American treasure, the Reverend Billy Graham. Watching the ninety-five-year-old Graham’s final message to America via the Fox News Channel last Thursday night hammered me in three particular ways. First off, as a self-professed hard-ass, I must admit that I was choked up by the testimonies of transformed lives of the black gent and the suicidal female twenty-something. Matter of fact, and I hate to admit this, I even started to tear up a bit and I haven’t teared up since my dad and...
  • How Billy Graham became an American icon

    11/09/2013 12:46:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2013 | Molly Worthen, special to CNN
    Under ordinary circumstances, Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch are probably not in the habit of attending the birthday parties of elderly Christian preachers in the North Carolina mountains. But they were both among the hundreds of well-wishers at the party on Thursday marking Billy Graham’s 95th birthday. Graham spent his career leading revivals around the globe, following a long tradition of evangelists who have traveled far and wide to urge sinners to accept Christ. But his birthday guest list shows that he is no ordinary preacher. He is a cultural icon, the most famous face of traditional Protestant Christianity. “We...
  • Billy Graham Celebrates 95th Birthday With Friends, Celebrities, Dignitaries

    11/08/2013 10:45:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WUNC-FM North Carolina Public Radio ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jeff Tiberii and Eric Hodge
    North Carolina icon and evangelist Billy Graham is 95 years old. He gathered with friends, family and celebrities Thursday in Asheville to celebrate. Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii was there and joined Eric Hodge to talk about the celebration. ERIC HODGE: This was a big event at Asheville's Grove Park Inn. How were Graham's guests celebrating his birthday? JEFF TIBERII: It was a large crowd, as you might imagine, a ballroom full of folks at the Grove Park Inn. We estimated about 840 people, and it was a collection of friends, family, dignitaries from across the state, and some...
  • Billy Graham: 'Will You Pray With Me Today?'

    11/07/2013 5:30:18 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 30 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | Fall, 2014 | BILLY GRAHAM
    I’ve recently prepared what may well be my last message to our nation. I have prayed a great deal about this. The program is called The Cross, and you can see it on television beginning November 7. I hope you won’t watch the program alone. It’s intended to be watched with someone you know—a loved one, friend, or co-worker—who needs Jesus Christ.
  • Anti-Tea Party protesters ‘scared’ of Billy Graham

    11/06/2013 11:47:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | November 6, 2013 | Richard Johnson
    <p>When Sarah Palin and Donald Trump join 800 other guests in celebrating Billy Graham’s 95th birthday Thursday in Asheville, North Carolina, they will be heckled by anti-Tea Party protesters.</p>
  • Sarah Palin 2016: Former Alaska Governor Laying Groundwork For Possible Presidential Run

    11/04/2013 5:45:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 293 replies
    The Inqusitr ^ | November 4, 2013
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sarah Palin may be once again dreaming of the White House and a run for the presidency in 2016. After a long absence from the political arena, Palin appears to be strategically increasing her appearances and speeches while also taking solid aim at President Obama. This has led many political experts to conclude that she is aiming to enter the 2016 presidential race, or at least is trying to test the waters for a potential run. The rumors kicked up a bit this week when a spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham announced that Sarah Palin will be a guest...
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/04/2013 12:25:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    daily advance ^ | 11/4/13
    he Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 this week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that the event is being held Thursday at Asheville's noted Grove Park Inn.
  • Palin, Trump to attend Billy Graham's birthday

    11/01/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Rev. Billy Graham turns 95 next week, and Sarah Palin and real estate mogul Donald Trump are among the 800 people planning to attend his celebration.---snip---Graham spokesman Jeremy Blume says there are ties between the Graham family and Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican presidential candidate. Relief aid headed to Russia provided by Samaritan's Purse, the international charity run by Franklin Graham, is staged in Alaska....
  • Texas' Largest Presbyterian Church (USA) Congregation Votes to Leave Denomination

    10/30/2013 5:34:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 56 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10-30-2013 | Michael Gryboski
    The largest Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Texas has voted to leave the mainline denomination over theological differences. Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas, which has approximately 4,000 members, overwhelmingly approved a resolution recently that would involve the congregation seeking dismissal from PC (USA). Eighty-nine percent of the members present at the Congregational and Corporate Meeting held at the church voted in favor of leaving PC (USA). Last month, Highland Park Presbyterian leadership unanimously approved a resolution to begin the process of dismissal from PC (USA). The Session recommended dismissal from the mainline denomination and membership into the newer more...
  • Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse

    09/27/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 33 replies
    RNS ^ | 09/26/2013 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse Sarah Pulliam BaileyAUSTIN, Texas (RNS) The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investigates abuse said Thursday (Sept. 26) to a room of journalists.While comparing evangelicals to Catholics on abuse response, ”I think we are worse,” he said at the Religion Newswriters Association conference, saying too many evangelicals had “sacrificed the souls” of young victims.“Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics,”  said Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE),...
  • 7 Examples of Discrimination Against Christians in America

    09/17/2013 3:47:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | John Hawkins
    The majority of Americans are Christians, but we're not treated with respect by the culture, the schools, or by our politicians. "Vengeance" may be the Lord's to dish out, but that doesn't mean Christians have to support the people who are attacking us or meekly stand by when other followers of Christ are denigrated and oppressed for their faith. The habitual wimpiness of so many Christians is particularly grating because when Christians shine a spotlight on these attacks and say, "That's enough," more often than not we win. So, if Christians across the country were consistently willing to speak out...
  • Steve McQueen, who committed to Christ late in life, is featured all day this Friday on TCM

    08/08/2013 5:38:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 73 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-6-13 | James Lambert
    From 1963 to 1978, Steve McQueen was considered by movie fans and 'big screen' insiders as one of the main leading actors in Hollywood. The rugged faced actor's roles defined "cool" and his persona was idolized by men and women alike. But he wasn't blinded by Hollywood's glitter. Late in his life the famous actor finally realized his need for God's love and decided to commit his life to Christ.
  • IRS Targets Billy Graham, Religious Groups

    05/15/2013 8:00:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 30 replies
    Foxnews Radio ^ | 5/15/13 | Todd Starnes
    Several well-known religious organizations say they were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, including the ministry founded by famed evangelist Billy Graham and a 180-year-old Baptist newspaper, Fox News has learned.
  • Franklin Graham: IRS targeted us, too

    05/14/2013 7:35:21 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | May 14, 2013 | Reid Epstein
    Franklin Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the family’s international humanitarian organization Samaritan’s Purse, said that the IRS notified the organizations in September that it was conducting a “review” of their activities for tax year 2010. With the IRS admitting it gave extra scrutiny to conservative political organizations, Graham says he now believes that the review was part of an Obama administration effort of “targeting and attempting to intimidate us.” ~~snip~~ “While these audits not only wasted taxpayer money, they wasted money contributed by donors for ministry purposes as we had to spend precious resources servicing...
  • Billy Graham Plans to Lead His Largest-Ever Crusade (One last time)

    05/12/2013 12:51:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 05/12/2013 | Melissa Steffan
    Billy Graham is planning to preach publicly one last time—and he wants to do it in homes across the country. This fall, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assocation (BGEA) will launch "My Hope America with Billy Graham," a video evangelism course that "combines the impact of video programs with the power of personal relationships." The series will allow churchgoers to host small groups and view videos culled from messages that Graham has recorded throughout his career. But Graham says he is currently taping a message specifically for the My Hope series, and the BGEA is framing the video as Graham's last...
  • Billy Graham, Tim Tebow Among 'The 100 Most Trusted People in America

    05/09/2013 2:13:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/092013 | Nicola Menzie
    Reader's Digest magazine has revealed its survey results for "The 100 Most Trusted People in America," which features actor Tom Hanks at the top of the list. Also included among those whom Americans find most trustworthy are the Rev. Billy Graham, former President Jimmy Carter and NFL player Tim Tebow. "To understand how our trust instinct shapes our culture, we compiled a list of over 200 American opinion shapers and headline makers from 15 highly influential professions. Then we polled a nationally representative sample of over 1,000 American adults, asking them to rank each person based on trustworthiness," explains the...
  • George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham's Booming Baritone, Dies (He was 104)

    04/17/2013 7:39:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/17/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    (Photo: BGEA)Beloved gospel singer George Beverly Shea, 104, of Montreat, N.C., soloist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, died Tuesday evening following a brief illness.Graham's senior by ten years, Shea was a mainstay as the worship singer with a deep voice, who preceding the famous evangelist in song for every crusade for 60 years. (Photo: BGEA) "Bev was one of the most humble, gracious men I have ever known and one of my closest friends," said Graham in a statement released by the BGEA. "I loved him as a brother. My prayer for his wife, Karlene, and his children, Ron...
  • George Beverly Shea dies; sang at Graham crusades

    04/16/2013 8:28:27 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 16, 2013 | AP
    <p>George Beverly Shea, the booming baritone who sang to millions of Christians at evangelist Billy Graham's crusades, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 104.</p> <p>Spokesman Brent Rinehart of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said Shea died in Asheville after a brief illness.</p>
  • The Sin of Tolerance: CHRISTIANS MUST BE AWARE OF COMPROMISE [Billy Graham]

    03/28/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ^ | Feb. 22, 2013 | Billy Graham
    At home and abroad, the American people plead for broad-mindedness, tolerance and charity. Abroad, our ambassadors use all of their powers to influence warring parties to come to the conference table in a spirit of give-and-take. There is a sense in which the world needs broad-mindedness and tolerance. However, in the realm of Christian experience there is a need for intolerance. In some things Christ was the most tolerant, broad-minded Man who ever lived, but in other things He was one of the most intolerant. TOLERANCE CAN BECOME TOO STRETCHEDOne of the pet words of this age is tolerance. It...
  • IRS Receives Complaint Against Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

    11/14/2012 9:29:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/14/2012 | Michael Gryboski
    A secular group has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service against the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, alleging that the ministry's activity during the election season violates its tax exempt status. Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based organization, argued in its filed report that BGEA's "vote biblical values" ad campaign violated the IRS' rules on religious groups and political campaigning. "BGEA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has run full-page ads publicizing Billy Graham's call for the electorate to 'vote biblical values,'" said FFRF in a statement last week. "The ads have appeared in several 'swing state' newspapers in preparation for tomorrow's...
  • IRS Surrenders: Time For Churches to Get ‘Political’

    11/05/2012 12:16:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | November 5, 2012 | Matt Barber
    The jig is up. The news is out. Pastors across America have called the left’s bluff. The empty words “separation of church and state” – a phrase found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – have lost their sting. Yes, “separation” still applies, but only insofar as it requires the state to remain separate from the church. That is to say, that government not interfere with the free exercise of either speech or religion. For decades, hard-left anti-theist groups like the ACLU, People for the American Way (PFAW) and Barry Lynn’s Americans United (AU) have employed a cynical disinformation scheme...
  • Rev. Billy Graham Offers Prayer, Help to Mitt Romney

    11/03/2012 11:27:30 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/11/12 | Emily Friedman
    ASHEVILLE, N.C., — Evangelist Billy Graham told Mitt Romney today that he would do anything he could to help his candidacy. The two met at Graham’s North Carolina home. Near the end of thirty minute meeting, Graham led a prayer for the Romneys and said, “I’ll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that,” according to a Romney aide who sat in on the private meeting. Graham is 93 years old and is in frail health — he was hospitalized over the summer after he came down with bronchitis. He has had prostate cancer...
  • Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Addresses Critics on Support for Romney

    10/25/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has responded to rising criticism from people accusing the Rev. Billy Graham of becoming too political by praising GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "Throughout his public ministry spanning more than six decades, Mr. Graham has been careful to remain non-partisan, but has been a consistent advocate for a biblical worldview and taken a strong stand for biblical values with respect to political issues," Larry Ross, spokesperson for Billy Graham, said in an email with The Christian Post. "During this time, a number of political leaders and candidates have stopped by to visit Mr. Graham in...