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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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 "... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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. More »

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.... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'Geeky Hip' New Billy Graham Grabs Next Generation

Masses won over by Bell's 'Letterman' style

(Newser) - Bible-thumper Rob Bell wears geeky-hip glasses, once aspired to be David Letterman, and was momentarily poised for rock stardom, reports Time magazine. And he may be "one of the most important 21st Century Christian leaders," according to one biblical scholar. Nine years ago, Bell founded a nontraditional church... More »

Gospel Lives in the Oval Office

New biography reflects on Billy Graham's counsel to 8 of last 9 presidents

(Newser) - Billy Graham has seen US leaders laid bare, from skinny-dipping with LBJ to long walks on the beach with GWB. A new book details the ailing 88-year-old preacher’s rendezvous with presidents past, including counseling Ford to pardon Nixon and advising Hillary Clinton to look past Monica Lewinsky. Graham’s... More »

Ruth Graham Dead at 87

Motorcycle-riding evangelist's wife recalled as spirited, opinionated

(Newser) - Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, stayed in the background of the legendary evangelist's ministry but was far from obscure. The missionary's daughter was at once demure, feisty, independent, and unpredictable, the LA Times reports. Graham, who died yesterday at 87, was also an accomplished poet and parent to five... More »

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