Billy Graham played the Good Christian for the cameras, especially when his copycat spawn plundered their followers during the televangelistic reign of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Don’t fall for that act, though – this man was a disgrace to his savior and a stain on modern Christianity. His ranting Trumpski sprog displays the true face of Graham’s legacy, and both of them embody the false prophets Jesus so often warned against.
As detailed in the book One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, Graham presided over the literally unholy marriage of sociopathic corporatists and the right-wing evangelicals who unseated their more Christ-like progressive brethren. The path from Eisenhower’s White House to Trumpmerikah is paved with Billy Graham’s deeds.
Matthew 25, so often cherry-picked by the “prosperity gospel” hucksters that Graham opened the door for and ushered into their current seats of power, ends with a perfect epitaph for Graham and all his kind:
“Then he [Jesus] will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Graham was not righteous, no matter how much he pretended to be. And as the Christ put in in Matthew 6, referring to self-promoting hypocrites like Graham, “Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.”