Billy Graham's Legacy in Serious Question

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Franklin Graham at War with the Tchvidjians for Trump

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:50 am

Also raises the question of which part of the family will incarnate Billy's legacy.

Devastating piece in the Charlotte Observer today brought to my attention by Alan Bean facebook wall

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/ ... vzNu0IK62Q

Here is my comment at the Observer

Al Mohler, the president of the FLagship SBC Seminary told Charles Marsh of UVA, the definitive biographer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Mohler told Marsh Billy Graham worked strongly behind the scenes on the side of the fundamentalists in the takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention. That likely did more harm was more of a foundation of the rise of Donald Trump than any shenanigans his dimwitted son Franklin mighta concocted. And there is the piece written shortly after Billy's Death by Randall Balmer, Billy Graham and the Judgments of History, an easy google. That said Franklin as this piece reveals is a piece of work. Check the record, his guest list for Billy's 95th bday included Trump and Melania, Rupert Murdoch and wife and Roger Ailes. Sadly Franklin is less a sinner than Falwell jr when it comes to keeping his pants up or voyeurism, but the venal effect of his sophomoric convictions historian may note were more damaging to the Cause of Christ. This piece adds to the accumulating evidence. Both Billy and Franklin have strayed far from the legacy of WNC's George W. Truett, likely the greatest Baptist of the First half of the 20th Century.
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Comment for Dan Cathy of Chic Fil a

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:24 am

Dan, I hope to read it soon along with Furman grad Russ Dean new book about his spiritual pilgrimage from Clinton SC to an influential gig in Charlotte. Dan from our Freshman year at Furman in Bob Crapps intro to the Bible we both are aware of the legacy of the Great Baptist George W. Truett for whom your Dad was named and you get your middle initial. Cut to the chase, as I was baptized in Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville NC where Truett was born in 1867, I am convinced with instruction and thought, Truett would not be silent in this Ga runoff for control the US Senate. Unequivocably he would be for Ralphael Warnock and Ime convinced Osoff given the boot licking of Loeffler. As Chic Fil A origins share the precinct of John Lewis, I think it is great symbolism and history for you to declare in this race. Chic Fil A connection to ACC and SEC football should make it a no brainer for you and the corporation given the lead of Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence, even Nick Saban in the BLM Movement. And just today this scorching piece in the Charlotte Observer should help you declare what is best for Georgia and USA.... I remember and honor your father as a trustee of Mercer to stand with Kirby Godsey when the time came. You can do the same now for Warnock and America's better angels.
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Graham, Nixon and the Shades of Gray

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:10 pm

Stumbled on this from 14 years ago. The Douthat link in this Paul Harvey blog is worth the read for serious Students of the legacy of Billy Graham. With this analysis could be easily said Billy was better for his time than Franklin for this Trump fading moment.

https://usreligion.blogspot.com/2009/04 ... ew-of.html
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Anthea Butler takes a shot

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:28 am

The picture with Billy Gee and Criswell tells most of the story, taken about the time Criswell gave his Chiggerow address to the SC Legistature.

In the context of Butler framing, Jeffress sychophancy to Trump not that surprising, nor that of Franklin.

https://religiondispatches.org/im-not-h ... al-racism/
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