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Sculpture of 'America's Pastor' Unveiled in DC

The late Billy Graham is honored by his home state of North Carolina at the US Capitol

(Newser) - A bronze sculpture of the late Rev. Billy Graham, the prolific evangelist also known as "America's Pastor," was unveiled at the US Capitol on Thursday. Graham's likeness, depicting the minister with his archetypal gesture toward an open Bible in his hand, was revealed inside National Statuary...

Trump Doesn't Take Kindly to Christianity Today Editorial

It calls for his removal from office

(Newser) - The "far-left" evangelicals are out to get Trump. That's from the president himself, who didn't take kindly to an editorial this week by Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of leading evangelical magazine Christianity Today . In it, Galli calls Trump a "leader of grossly immoral character" who should be...

Candidate: No Way Female Journalist Is Following Me

Robert Foster is following the 'Billy Graham Rule'

(Newser) - A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague—and now he's trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the "liberal media" are attacking him, the AP...

Job of Making Billy Graham's Casket Fell to Inmates

Evangelist's family had requested his final resting vessel years ago from La. prisoners

(Newser) - Billy Graham died on Feb. 21, 2018, but his casket has been waiting for him since 2006. WAFB reports that a final resting vessel was commissioned long ago for the renowned evangelist, with a request it be built by the inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, aka Angola. The Advocate ...

11 Things You Might Not Have Known About Billy Graham

Including the fact that he once skinny-dipped with LBJ

(Newser) - You might not have pictured Billy Graham as a skinny dipper, but he reportedly did go swimming in the nude at least once—with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House pool, no less. The story goes that shortly after LBJ was sworn into office he invited the famous...

Evangelist Billy Graham Dead at 99
Billy Graham
Is Dead at 99

Billy Graham Is Dead at 99

Evangelist counseled several presidents

(Newser) - The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia, and other ailments, died at his...

Billy Graham's Grandson Resigns After Sex Scandal

Tullian Tchividjian says both he and his wife had affairs

(Newser) - The grandson of famed evangelist Rev. Billy Graham stepped down from his Fort Lauderdale megachurch pastorship yesterday after admitting to an extramarital affair. In a statement provided to the Washington Post , Tullian Tchividjian writes, "Last week I was approached by [Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church] leaders and they asked me...

Billy Graham's Kid: Pope 'Not the Judge' of Homosexuality

'God is,' and 'this is sin,' says Franklin Graham

(Newser) - Amid talk of his father's failing health , Franklin Graham today waded into the topic of homosexuality and the current pope, telling Meet the Press that Francis was "right when he said he's not the judge . He's not the judge. God is the judge." Graham added...

Billy Graham's Son: Please Pray for My Dad

Evangelist getting weaker at age 95, says Franklin Graham

(Newser) - Billy Graham has grown weaker since his recent 95th birthday party , and son Franklin is requesting prayers for his father, reports CNN . "He is extremely weak but his vitals are good," Franklin wrote on the website of this father's evangelical association. "Our family would appreciate your...

Billy Graham, 95, Gives 'Last Sermon'

Trump, Palin among 850 guests at birthday party

(Newser) - Billy Graham is too frail to preach these days but a video billed as his final sermon made its debut at the evangelist's 95th birthday party last night. In My Hope America, which will be aired on Christian TV stations and churches across America, Graham calls for a "...

Once Again, Obama and Clinton Are Most Admired
Once Again, Obama and Clinton Are Most Admired
survey says

Once Again, Obama and Clinton Are Most Admired

Gallup poll results also include Conn. teachers, US troops

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America for the 16th time since 1993, and President Obama is the most admired man for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new USA Today / Gallup poll. But it wasn't just familiar names for 2012: For the first time,...

Graham Axes Mormonism From His List of Cults

Just in time for a 'WSJ' ad backing conservative candidates

(Newser) - Billy Graham moved this week to obviously embrace Mitt Romney for president. But there was something he had to do first: remove Mormonism from his website's list of "cults." Until this week Mormonism was on a list with Scientology on the reverend's Evangelistic Association site. The...

Billy Graham Hospitalized With Infection

Evangelist in stable condition at North Carolina hospital

(Newser) - Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted to a North Carolina hospital last night with an infection in his lungs, the AP reports. Doctors say he is receiving antibiotics for what is probably bronchitis, and resting comfortably in stable condition. Graham, 93, received treatment for pneumonia last November and last May . According...

Billy Graham Gets Behind NC Gay Marriage Ban

Urges fellow North Carolinians to vote yes on Amendment One

(Newser) - Rev. Billy Graham has come out in strong support of North Carolina’s Amendment One , which would ban gay marriage in his home state. "At 93, I never thought we would have to debate the definition of marriage," reads his statement, which will appear in full-page newspaper ads...

Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, Is Hospitalized in North Carolina
 Billy Graham 

Billy Graham Hospitalized

Evangelist, 93, will be tested for pneumonia

(Newser) - The Rev. Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital today near his home in western North Carolina to be tested for pneumonia after suffering from congestion, a cough, and a slight fever. The 93-year-old evangelist was taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville, and his personal physician said he was in...

Billy Graham Hospitalized for Pneumonia
 Billy Graham Hospitalized 

Billy Graham Hospitalized

92-year-old evangelist treated for pneumonia

(Newser) - Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to a hospital n North Carolina for treatment for pneumonia. Doctors say the 92-year-old Graham came to Asheville's Mission Hospital this morning after suffering a health episode overnight. Initial testing suggested pneumonia, and diagnostic studies showed his heart was normal.

Obama Eulogizes W.Va. Miners

In praising 29 men who died in explosion, president criticizes safety sustem

(Newser) - President Obama paid tribute this afternoon to the miners who died in the explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia, implicitly criticizing the mine-safety system as he celebrated the lives of the 29 men who perished, reports the Hill . "How can we fail them?" he asked....

Graham Ripped 'Synagogue of Satan' on Nixon Tapes

Nixon: Jews' failure to 'behave themselves' indicated a 'death wish'

(Newser) - Billy Graham blamed Jews from the "Synagogue of Satan" for pornography in a newly released 1973 conversation with Richard Nixon, USA Today reports. The men, in a discussion about anti-Semitism and Jewish opposition to Christian evangelical efforts, agreed that Jews needed to "behave themselves" to avoid unleashing a...

Billy Graham Done Advising Presidents: Son

But influential pastor supports and would like to pray with Obama

(Newser) - Billy Graham, the pastor who has advised every president since Eisenhower, won’t be counseling Barack Obama, the AP reports. Graham, who turns 90 today and is in failing health, “feels like his time and day for that is over," said Graham’s son Franklin. "He would...

Billy Graham Stable After Brain Surgery

Evangelist 'bright and alert' after shunt replacement

(Newser) - Evangelist Billy Graham was alert following brain surgery yesterday to replace a tube that helps drain excess fluid from his head, his doctor told AP. "He was bright and alert and conscious immediately after surgery and called me by name," said the surgeon. The hospital lists the 89-year-old...

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