October 12, 2012 |
Evangelist Billy Graham effectively endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, hailing his “values and strong moral convictions” as well as his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Hours after Romney visited the ailing Graham at his home in Montreat, N.C., on Thursday, the evangelist issued a statement that did not explicitly endorse the GOP nominee, but left little doubt about his preference. “It was a privilege to pray with Gov. Romney - for his family and our country,” the statement read.
October 11, 2012 |
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Rev. Billy Graham discussed policy and personal connections Thursday at a meeting at the evangelical leader's home that ended with the men praying together. "I'll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that," Graham said at the end of the 30-minute meeting, which also included his son Franklin. The men discussed religious freedom and persecution, the conflict in Afghanistan and growing ministries in nations such as China and North Korea.
August 14, 2012 |
DURHAM, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham was released from a North Carolina hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay for treatment of bronchitis, his doctors announced. "Mr. Graham had a quick recovery and responded very well to his treatment," said Daniel Fertel, a pulmonologist at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. "Despite this illness, he remains remarkably healthy for a 93-year-old man. " Graham, who was admitted early Sunday morning, returned to his home in tiny Montreat in the mountains of western North Carolina.
August 13, 2012 |
Durham, N.C. - Evangelist Billy Graham is resting comfortably in stable condition while being treated for bronchitis at a hospital in Asheville, N.C., his evangelistic association said Monday morning. Graham, 93, was admitted to Mission Hospital early Sunday for treatment of a lung infection. He has been responding well to treatment, according to pulmonologist David Pucci. Graham was feeling well enough to watch the London Olympics' closing ceremony from his hospital bed, said his spokesman, A. Larry Ross.
August 12, 2012 |
Billy Graham has been admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a lung infection, his evangelistic association said in a statement on Sunday. “Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits,” the statement said . “The pulmonologist treating Mr. Graham, David Pucci, DO, said that he is resting comfortably, that appropriate antibiotics are being administered and that his condition is stable.” Graham, 93, is a widely popular evangelist...
May 11, 2012 |
Franklin Graham -- son and legatee of Billy Graham, the traditional spiritual advisor to the nation's presidents -- is lashing out at President Obama for his support of gay marriage, saying that Obama has "shaken his fist" at God, and lamenting "a sad day for America. " Graham, the president and chief executive of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn., criticized the president in a statement Thursday, a day after the president told ABC News that his personal belief was that "same-sex couples should be able to get married.