Thousands sign petition calling for national holiday for Rev. Billy Graham

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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We already have enough national holidays.

Bert Perry's picture

....I would think that millions of Americans (or whatever the number is) tracing their faith in Christ back to Rev. Graham would be a far better memorial to his memory than another day off for the Post Office, but what do I know?

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Aaron Blumer's picture

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And I don't think BG would want a holiday, either. 

Lee's picture

Instead of a holiday, maybe we could change the name of Charlotte (better yet, Washington, DC) to something like Graham-stantinople!  Worked out well for Rome.

Lee

Darrell Post's picture

If not a holiday or a city, how about finding a broad road somewhere and rename it 'Billy Graham Way' ?

Lee's picture

Darrell Post wrote:

If not a holiday or a city, how about finding a broad road somewhere and rename it 'Billy Graham Way' ?

Assuming you know this already, but just in case--there is (or at least was) a Billy Graham Parkway already in the Charlotte area.  I guess it is up for discussion whether it is the broad way or narrow way.  Smile

 

Lee

Ron Bean's picture

How about naming a school  after him?

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

Bert Perry's picture

Or a cracker!

(sorry, couldn't resist)

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Darrell Post's picture

Two days ago, March 7, was Perpetua Day. Vibia Perpetua was a 22 year old nursing mother from Carthage, Africa who was born into a noble family who had Roman citizenship, and was arrested for being a new convert to Christianity in 203 A.D. All she had to do save her life was recant--offer the pinch of incense to Caesar. Instead, she affirmed Christ, was baptized, left behind her baby, and remained in prison to face execution. When the day came she and the other believers were led into the stadium where they were scourged, and then wounded by wild beasts, and finally put to death by the sword. One of the others killed was Felicitas, a female slave who worried she wouldn't be able to be martyred with her friends because she was 9 months pregnant, the law forbidding the execution of pregnant women. She gave birth just in time to be put to death with the others.

In my humble opinion, these are the sort of believers who should be memorialized. Not someone who cannot even bring himself to tell the inclusivism-minded Robert Schuller that John 14:6 is still in the book--when he had absolutely nothing to fear by doing so.