I enjoyed the piece on Billy Graham immensely, as it is something that I have always felt about Mr. Graham. While I respect his evangelism and his faith, I have had doubts about his deep involvement in politics and with politicians, not to mention his increasing ecumenism in recent years.
Mr. Graham has always seemed to be more interested in being a part of the political inner circle than in actually ministering to any of these men. Both sides have used the other: the politicians benefit from having the support of a man that is nearly universally loved and respected, while Mr. Graham gets to bask in the glow of these powerful men and have his ego stroked.
I have never understood how a man such as Graham could be true to his faith while supporting nearly every position that his political “friends” held. It just seems odd that a man who calls himself a Christian can sit idly by and support abortion, or not speak out against the policy of segregation.p>Thank you so much for this excellent analysis of Mr. Graham’s “career” in political circles. br> — Eric Edwards br> Walnut Cove, North Carolina /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?