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04/11/2014

Billy Graham's granddaughter: Legacy has become anti-LGBT 'thanks to [son] Franklin'

by Jeremy Hooper

Billy Graham's granddaughter, Jerushah Armfield, is currently on a book tour promoting a tome that she co-wrote to honor her granddad's legacy. After seeing a few puff pieces (Today, Morning Joe) that made no mention of the sad fact that Graham's legacy over the past few years has been hijacked for anti-LGBT purposes, I reached out to Ms. Armfield on Twitter. Her candor was unexpected yet appreciated:

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You surely have seen Franklin, Billy's son, in the news or on sites like this one. Franklin is viciously anti-LGBT and, because of that, so is the elder Graham's legacy. BillyGraham.org, the official site to honor the legacy, is now rife with anti-LGBT content. The bulk of it has to do with Franklin.

I an others suspected that the reason Billy has leant his name to recent anti-LGBT efforts (most notably for North Carolina's Amendment One) had less to do with him and more to do with Franklin and that generation of "culture warriors." Interesting to hear that someone with firsthand insight seems to feel that way as well.

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