Gregory Drumwright, who is charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer during a "March to the Polls" event in Graham, appeared in court Wednesday. [91] Graham's pine plywood casket, handcrafted in 2006 by convicted murderers at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is topped with a wooden cross nailed to it by the prisoners.[92][93]. 1952), serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and as president and CEO of international relief organization, Samaritan's Purse;[36] and Nelson Edman Graham (b. [149], Graham regarded homosexuality as a sin, and in 1974 described it as "a sinister form of perversion". Billy Graham on his lasting legacy", "The Presidents' preacher: From Truman to Trump", "John F. Kennedy, Billy Graham: irrecoverable moments in 1963", "America's Pastor: At 74, Billy Graham Begins to Sum Up, Regrets and All", "Why Is Abortion Such a Big Issue For Christians? "So, I love that dichotomy of 'Give Me Back My Hometown,' when the person's in it, they're standing in it, and that appealed to me as a songwriter." Graham officiated at the funeral services of former First Lady Pat Nixon in 1993,[24] and the death and state funeral of Richard Nixon in 1994. On April 25, 2010, President Barack Obama visited Graham at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, where they "had a private prayer". [40], Graham scheduled a series of revival meetings in Los Angeles in 1949, for which he erected circus tents in a parking lot. I will be in the future. "[24], In 1937 Graham transferred to the Florida Bible Institute in Temple Terrace, Florida. [184] Graham's eldest daughter, Gigi, praised the film and was hired as a consultant to help promote it. [55], By the middle of 1960, King and Graham traveled together to the Tenth Baptist World Congress of the Baptist World Alliance. Graham traveled throughout both the United States and Europe as a YFCI evangelist. On the weekend of March 11–12, 2006, Graham held the "Festival of Hope" with his son, Franklin Graham. ", "AUDIO: Billy Graham Confronts Racism, Teaches God Loves Everyone", "Billy Graham, InterVarsity & New York City", "William Borden: No Reserves. In 1939, Graham was ordained by a group of Southern Baptist clergy at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka, Florida. "[57] Graham and King would also come to differ on the Vietnam War. No Regrets", "My Answer from the writings of the Rev. It was a written question to test my writing skills. Zaimov, Stoyan. "The ground at the foot of the cross is level, and it touches my heart when I see whites standing shoulder to shoulder with blacks at the cross. [103], Truman was not fond of Graham. Newport, Frank. A lot of things that I commented on years ago would not have been of the Lord, I'm sure, but I think you have some – like communism, or segregation, on which I think you have a responsibility to speak out. This has become known as the Billy Graham rule. It built on Graham's 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in Berlin. [103][117], On December 16, 1963, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who was impressed by the way Graham had praised the work of his great-grandfather, George Washington Baines, invited Graham to the White House to give him spiritual counseling. This took place in Lausanne, Switzerland (July 16–25, 1974), and the movement which ensued took its name from the host city. Graham became a national figure with heavy coverage from the wire services and national magazines. Using found materials and old textiles, they're keeping the character of these classic homes but giving them modern and affordable updates. He turned down the offer in order to continue his touring revivals. [116] Thus, he was more sympathetic to Republican administrations. [66] Lewis described Graham as a "Saint" and someone who "taught us how to live and who taught us how to die. Supportive of Johnson's domestic policies, and hoping to preserve his friendship with the President, Graham resisted pressure to endorse Goldwater and stayed neutral in the election. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. [47] Borden had died in Egypt on his way to the mission field. [89][90], A private funeral service was held on March 2, 2018. Templeton applied to Princeton Theological Seminary for an advanced theological degree and urged Graham to do so as well, but he declined as he was already serving as the president of Northwestern Bible College. [75] During the apartheid era, Graham consistently refused to visit South Africa until its government allowed integrated seating for audiences. "Video tribute to Billy Graham featuring entertainers who knew Him". 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