Billy Graham Supports Pro-Choice Senator and Ex-President
By Nathan Tabor,
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Over the years I have appreciated and admired what Billy Graham has stood for and against. His integrity has been near perfect. When most evangelists have slipped or stuck their foot in their mouth Billy Graham has stood on the Word of God, without wavering.
During the past six decades, his message of Jesus Christ has been heard by over 210 million in 185 countries. He has been counsel to presidents, a passionate evangelist, a loving husband, and a caring father.
This past weekend in New York, it was Grahams much-anticipated last revival. Instead of focusing on his revival, Graham used it as a launching pad for something else: The Clintons.
Graham and the Clintons?
Pro-Life meets Pro-Choice? Pro-Family meets Pro-Gay?
Yes, you read it right. It took me several minutes to digest the thought and I still havent adjusted to it. Billy Graham had my admiration and respect for his foundation in morality and values. What is he doing?
Graham allowed Bill Clinton behind his pulpit to sing his praises. Clinton spoke about how he admired Graham for standing up against segregation and how he and Hillary attended a Graham crusade in 1971.
I dont think the Clintons took Grahams message to heart and applied it to their lives.
OK, no big deal. Bill Clinton admires Graham and appreciates the front row stage seats. Hillary Clinton is a U.S. Senator from New York, but its befitting for her to be there. Wait, it does get worse.
After Bill Clinton sat down, Graham had a few things to say.
The Clintons are "a great couple," he said. "I told an audience that I felt when he left the presidency he should be an evangelist because he has all the gifts and he'd leave his wife to run the country."
Evangelist? Gifts? Wife?
No offense, but Billy Graham has either memory problems or he is truly a Democrat at heart.
Lets assume its memory problems and he has forgotten about the Clintons positions on killing babies, homosexuals marrying, and keeping God out of school.
In 2001, EMILY's List, the radical pro-choice group, endorsed Hillary Clinton and in 2003 NARAL gave her a 100% ranking. In 2004 Bill Clinton said Roe v. Wade was the right decision.
In 1992, then President Clinton promised homosexual and lesbian groups that he would push to make homosexuality a constitutionally protected civil right. In 2003, Hillary Clinton said she would oppose a constitutional amendment protecting marriage between a man and a woman.
We wont even go into the proven and rumored affairs of Bill Clinton.
What if it isnt memory problems?
Howard Dean probably doesnt like this "white Christian" in his party. However, Billy Graham admitted to Katie Couric that he has been a registered Democrat for a majority of his voting life.
Southern Democrats before Jimmy Carter were evangelical, Bible-believing individuals. They didnt leave the Democratic Party, the Democrats left them. These Democrats stood for life, for family, and for God.
I am not upset that Graham "endorsed" a Democrat. Zell Miller is a fine Democrat. I am upset that Graham endorsed a NARAL, GLAAD political couple.
Please be aware this is NOT a party issue. This is based on principle. If Graham would had said those things about the Schwarzenegger. I would be writing the same thing.
This past Sunday morning, many were exceedingly disappointed in a man they truly admired. They believed that Graham stood on principle and conviction. However, when Graham blatantly endorses persons who have openly fought against what the Bible stands for, you lose your credibility.
My prayer is that Billy Graham will undo what he has done. His career for
God doesnt need to bear this black spot.
Copyright © 2005 by Nathan Tabor
Nathan Tabor is a conservative political activist based in Kernersville, North Carolina. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in public policy. He is a contributing editor at: www.theconservativevoice.com, and his 60 commentaries are heard on over 250 stations daily.
Nathan can be reached at: Nathan@NathanTabor.com
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