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Published: 04/25/11

Franklin Graham: Look for Christ's 2nd Coming on Facebook, Twitter

By  Lauren Frayer - AOL News
Franklin Graham: Look for Christ's 2nd Coming on Facebook, Twitter

The Rev. Franklin Graham says he knows what could be the ultimate trending topic on Twitter: the second coming of Christ. Graham, son of the prominent and politically connected Christian evangelist Billy Graham, gave an Easter prophecy of his own on Sunday, telling ABC's "This Week" host Christiane Amanpour that social media could be the way in which Jesus Christ's second coming could be revealed to the world. "The Bible says that every eye is going to see [the Second Coming]," Graham said. "How is the whole world going to see [Jesus Christ] all at one time? I don't know, unless all of a...

Published: 01/24/11

Billy Graham's Regret: 'I Would Have Steered Clear of Politics'

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Billy Graham's Regret: 'I Would Have Steered Clear of Politics'

Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist known as "America's pastor," says that looking back on his long life and public ministry, one thing he would do differently is to avoid the political entanglements that have been one of the rare blots on his otherwise hallowed legacy. "I . . . would have steered clear of politics," Graham, now 92 and in need of round-the-clock care, said via e-mail in response to questions from Christianity Today, the evangelical monthly he founded in the 1950s. Graham also said that if he could go back and do anything differently he would "spend more time at home with my...

Published: 01/20/11

Franklin Graham Says Tucson Memorial Service 'Scoffed' at Jesus

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Franklin Graham Says Tucson Memorial Service 'Scoffed' at Jesus

President Obama garnered praise from across the political spectrum for his moving speech last week at the memorial service for the Tucson shooting victims, including from his usual critics on the right. But don't count the Rev. Franklin Graham as a fan of the event. In a speech on Tuesday at John Brown University, a private Christian college in Siloam Springs, Ark., the son of the revered evangelist Billy Graham voiced "dismay" at the way the Tucson memorial service was conducted, arguing that it was not as explicitly religious -- mainly "Christian" -- as those following the Oklahoma City...

Published: 12/20/10

George and Laura Bush Visit Billy Graham, Friend and Spiritual Mentor

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
George and Laura Bush Visit Billy Graham, Friend and Spiritual Mentor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Make that four presidents who have traveled to the Billy Graham Library. On Monday, President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, met with the evangelist and his son, Franklin Graham, before signing copies of their books for a waiting crowd. Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, joined former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton to attend the 2007 library dedication. On Saturday, hundreds stood in a wet, nasty chill to reserve copies of "Decision Points," Bush's best-seller, and "Spoken From the Heart," by the former first lady; 1,000 wristbands sold out in a few...

Published: 12/13/10

Sarah Palin, in Haiti, Urges Americans 'Not to Forget' Stricken Nation

By  Tom Kavanagh - Politics Daily
Sarah Palin, in Haiti, Urges Americans 'Not to Forget' Stricken Nation

Sarah Palin urged Americans "not to forget Haiti" as she completed a brief visit to the earthquake- and poverty-ravaged nation on Sunday. "I know that there's been some discussion of U.S. aid perhaps being lifted from this area," she said. "Again -- not to get political -- but if some of the politicians would come here and see the conditions, perhaps they would see a need for, say, a military airlift to come bring supplies that are so needed here." Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of a Senate subcommittee that oversees appropriations for Haiti, recently called for the suspension of...

Published: 12/11/10

Sarah Palin Visits Haiti Under Tight Guard

By  not in system - AOL News
Sarah Palin Visits Haiti Under Tight Guard

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Dec.11) -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began a tightly stage-managed visit to Haiti on Saturday in which she visited cholera clinics while avoiding crowds and the press. The 2008 vice presidential candidate was a guest of Rev. Franklin Graham, whose aid group works in the impoverished country. Haiti is facing a brutal cholera epidemic while struggling with an electoral crisis and reconstruction from the January earthquake. Ramon Espinosa, AP Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, visits a cholera treatment center run by Rev. Franklin Graham's relief organization...

Published: 12/10/10

Sarah Palin Heads to Haiti With Franklin Graham

By  not in system - AOL News
Sarah Palin Heads to Haiti With Franklin Graham

(Dec. 10) -- Sarah Palin will travel to strife-torn Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on a mission that could burnish her standing on foreign policy and with evangelicals if she pursues a 2012 presidential run....

Published: 12/10/10

Sarah Palin to Visit Haiti With Franklin Graham -- Boosting Her Standing With Evangelicals?

By  David Gibson - Politics Daily
Sarah Palin to Visit Haiti With Franklin Graham -- Boosting Her Standing With Evangelicals?

Sarah Palin will travel to strife-torn Haiti this weekend with Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham, on a mission that could burnish her standing on foreign policy and with evangelicals if she pursues a 2012 presidential run. The trip to the island nation, still ravaged by the effects of last January's earthquake and facing rising civil violence, will be part of a mission by Samaritan's Purse, the Christian relief operation that the younger Graham heads. The Associated Press reported that the duo will be visiting a cholera clinic, among other stops. Palin staffer Rebecca...

Published: 11/6/10

Billy Graham at 92: Faithful Honor the Man and His Message

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
Billy Graham at 92: Faithful Honor the Man and His Message

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Billy Graham has been called "America's pastor." That notion might seem odd in a pluralistic society where Constitution, law and custom guarantee freedom of and from religion. But consider the 12 presidents -- including President Barack Obama, who visited his Montreat, N.C., mountaintop home in April -- that the Rev. Graham has met or ministered to, and you recognize the power of the message and the man. He is a man of faith spreading the gospel, one who has been honored by heads of state across continents. Early on, he recognized the pull of mass media and used it to...

Published: 09/27/10

Race, Sex and Religion in the Case of Bishop Eddie Long

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
Race, Sex and Religion in the Case of Bishop Eddie Long

What is the black church? For many, it's a straight line from masses of slaves singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and praying for deliverance in the next world to modern-day masses of worshipers providing ministers with expensive gifts and undying loyalty. But just as that early American narrative leaves out the Africans who retained their Muslim and other beliefs, the attempt to make Bishop Eddie Long's story the troubled symbol of black religious thought oversimplifies -- and does an injustice to -- the varied traditions of African-American churchgoers as well as the inner conflicts of...

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