Why Does This Article

…remind me of Ted WIlliams’ charming son?

A family at cross-purposes
Billy Graham’s sons argue over a final resting place

Franklin wants the old man buried in his new theme park, while Ned (the son who’s actually been taking care of Rev. Graham and his frail, suffering wife Ruth) wants them buried…where they want to be buried.

…Ruth Graham has told her children that she doesn’t want to be buried in Charlotte. She has a burial spot picked out in the mountains where she raised five children, and she hopes her husband will join her there.
Ned Graham has been working to convince his three sisters, Gigi, Bunny and Anne, that their mother’s wishes should be followed.

They’ve been married for a GAZILLION years and the best she has is to ‘HOPE’ her husband will be buried with her?! How is there even a discussion?
My personal opinion? Franklin Graham is a pretentious monster. He’s Jesse Jackson to Dr. King ~ a coattail riding idealogue who will f*ck his parents over for a dollar in a heartbeat. I can’t stand him or his sister Anne. They’re as hateful as they come, just sprinkling “Lord, this or that’ in to make it palatable.
I can’t wait for Rev. Graham’s head to wind up in a cryogenic freezer bucket. Just watch.

5 Responses to “Why Does This Article”

  1. John says:

    Well, I was never comfortable with Rev. Graham’s cozying up to every president since Johnson. He liked being with powerful people and in the spotlight just a leetle too much. What really pissed me off was his insistence on following the CPSU party line that everything was hunky-dory in the USSR of the 1970s just so he could be the first US evangelical to speak in the Kremlin churches. He later said that spreading the Word was more important than telling the truth because he would not have gotten access otherwise. As if his pampered American ass was doing more in a week-long tour than the actual Baptist ministers who were preaching in underground churches places like the one I visited in Pinsk.
    There just may be something about the ego required to be a televangelist that makes it a fundamentally un-Christian activity. This is a long winded way of saying that I think both sets of kids got their personalities from their parent(s), its just that some pick up on the negative aspects, some on the positive ones.

  2. Nightfly says:

    Good observation, John. I’ve always been impressed that the man was smart enough to make himself an employee of his own organization – he doesn’t handle DIME ONE of the finances. It’s why Graham Ministries has never had the spectacular 12-car pile ups that many of the other “name” televangelism outfits. He and Charles Stanley are about the only two I can think of that haven’t had some ugly money/sex scandal.

  3. That’s because the money has been nickel and dimed through charities. Billy Graham also had someone write his material. Yes, I have this on good authority. I know Ned’s son, and Ned is no prince charming by any means. There’s a lot of damage in that family, as in all families, but fortunately God is taking the hypocrisy and greed and using it for His good.

  4. How distressing. This is the first time I’ve heard any of this. My wife and I donate boxes to Operation Christmas Child every year, and I had no idea any of this was going on.

  5. Tainted Bill says:

    I’m sorry, but in a theme park? A theme park?!?! Who the [heck] would think it’s a good idea to bury their father in a theme park away from their mother?
    Oh, yeah. Franklin Graham does.

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