Graham vehemently denied that he had, until the tapes were made public in The Jewish ''stranglehold has got to be broken or the country's going down the drain,'' Graham said, according to a New York Times article. As Graham aged, his son Franklin took over his ministries, while Graham returned to a quiet life in North Carolina — not far from the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. Condolences poured in in the hours after Graham's death, with Vice President Mike Pence calling him one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century.
Former President Barack Obama tweeted that Graham was a "humble servant who prayed for so many — and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans. Televangelist Joel Osteen remembered Graham as a "hero" and tweeted, "Next to my own father, Reverend Graham was the most humble and gracious man I ever knew. And the archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, recalled the influence Graham had on his household in the s and s. Graham is survived by his sister, five children, 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, DeMoss said.
The funeral message will be given by his son Franklin and other family members will make remarks. Franklin Graham preached there in , and after learning the inmates were making caskets for fellow inmates he asked if they could make one for his father and mother, DeMoss said. Invitations to the funeral will be extended to President Trump, Vice President Pence and to former presidents among others, DeMoss said. Trump ordered that on the day of Graham's burial flags will be flown at half-staff. Impeachment Inquiry Politics U.
Follow NBC News. There was no question that the Dolans were a Catholic family, firm in our faith, but in our household there was always respect and admiration for Billy Graham and the work he was doing to bring people to God.
Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and former presidential candidate, said simply that Graham was the 'greatest man of our time'. The British Mother's Union said on Twitter that Graham was 'a man of great faith, wisdom and humility' adding: 'May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Well, Billy can look back on his life and be absolutely assured that he has impacted millions of lives for eternity,' Gifford said in a tribute to Graham. He had this incredible, loving presence of a person for the masses, but then when you were one-on-one with him, you were the only person in the room.
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Rarely do people have both of those gifts. She also spoke about her reaction upon learning the news, saying: 'I immediately put up my hands and said, thank you, Lord, thank you. He has been lingering and languishing. No more than one or two popes, perhaps one or two other people, came close to what he achieved.
And the conservative columnist Todd Starnes told Fox News: 'I can only imagine the scene in heaven this morning, all those tens of thousands of people who came to know Christ at those crusades over the years welcoming Billy Graham home. What an amazing morning that is. But now, as we bid farewell to a statesman and a Father, heaven welcomes home a servant and a son. The same can indeed be said of Billy Graham.
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