A celebrity wolf in sheep’s clothing has died.
The Reverend Billy Graham passed on to his heavenly reward this morning at his home in North Carolina.
Graham was an ardent integrationist. No one can deny that.
He sold the pipe dream of racial unity to southern Christian white people who otherwise would have more fiercely opposed the so-called civil rights agenda. In short, he divided the white race, which was this New World Order stooge’s mission.
Billy Graham, the charismatic North Carolina pastor who took his evangelizing crusades around the country and the globe, died on Wednesday morning, according to officials of his organization. He was 99.
Graham achieved a reach unlike any other evangelist, serving as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents. He preached to an estimated 215 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life, and his message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.
Graham also wrote more than two dozen books, including his 1997 memoir, “Just as I Am,” which was a New York Times best-seller.
Graham was a steady presence among top leaders in this country, providing prayer and personal advice to every president starting with Harry S. Truman. In recent years, he took on a reduced role, but still earned the praise of President Donald Trump, who in a tweet after Graham’s death called him the “GREAT Billy Graham” and wrote: “There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.”
His following was undeniable: The longtime evangelist appeared on Gallup’s list of the most admired men and women 60 times since 1955 — every year the research company asked the question.
Graham was known for his sense of humor and for maintaining a nonpartisan Christian view, which earned him some criticism. But his dedication to ministry and unity was most evident in his refusal to pay heed to segregation policies, forcing churches to integrate for his services.
Martin Luther King Jr. counted Graham as a close friend and ally, once remarking, “Had it not been for the ministry of my good friend Dr. Billy Graham, my work in the civil rights movement would not have been as successful as it has been.”
Thanks, Billy Graham. You were pals with a Communist womanizer.
Graham’s hypocrisy comes out in the Jewish question. Publicly he admired Jews. In private …
Still, Graham’s reputation was not without controversy. It was rumored in the 1990s that he had been caught on tape agreeing with anti-Semitic comments made by then-President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Graham vehemently denied that he had, until the tapes were made public in 2002.
The Jewish ”stranglehold has got to be broken or the country’s going down the drain,” Graham said, according to a 2002 New York Times article.
Graham, 83 at the time, apologized for the remarks.
Well, at least he and Nixon were willing to speak truth to each other in private. But saying one thing in private and another in public makes both of them something less than heroes. I can’t blame a man for wanting to save his career, but Graham could have done something to at least hint to his followers the nature of the Jewish threat.
One more thing. I don’t have a reference, but Graham may or may not once admitted in a private conversation that his whole ministry was a scam. His remarks were to the effect that God doesn’t exist and Jesus is a myth.
If that allegation is true, he’s one of the worst people to ever achieve success in public life–a man without morals.