During the Watergate affair, there were suggestions that Graham had agreed with many of President Richard Nixon's antisemitic opinions, but he denied them and stressed his efforts to build bridges to the Jewish community. In 2002, the controversy was renewed when declassified "Richard Nixon tapes" confirmed remarks made by Graham to Nixon three decades earlier. Captured on the tapes, Graham agreed with Nixon that Jews control the American media, calling it a "stranglehold" during a 1972 conversation with Nixon. This belief in Jewish conspiracies and domination of the media was similar to those of Graham's former mentors: William Bell Riley chose Graham to succeed him as the second president of Northwestern Bible and Missionary Training School and evangelist Mordecai Ham led the meetings where Graham first believed in Christ. Both held strongly antisemitic views. He made further remarks which were characterized as antisemitic by Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League and evangelical author Richard Land.
When the tapes were made public, Graham apologized and said, "Although I have no memory of the occasion, I deeply regret comments I apparently made in an Oval Office conversation with President Nixon … some 30 years ago. … They do not reflect my views and I sincerely apologize for any offense caused by the remarks." According to Newsweek magazine, "[T]he shock of the revelation was magnified because of Graham's longtime support of Israel and his refusal to join in calls for conversion of the Jews."
In 2009, more Nixon tapes were released, in which Graham is heard in conversation with Nixon referring to Jews and "the synagogue of Satan". A spokesman for Graham said that Graham has never been an antisemite and that the comparison (in accord with the context of the quotation in the Book of Revelation) was directed specifically at those claiming to be Jews, but not holding to traditional Jewish values.
During April 1989, a secret, thirteen page letter written on April 15, 1969 by White House Chaplain Billy Graham to U.S. President Richard Nixon was released to the public by National Archives and Records Administration in which Graham had encouraged Nixon to utilize a military campaign to bomb dikes across North Vietnam should the Paris Peace Talks fail to reach a negotiated settlement of the U.S. war in Southeast Asia. Graham developed his dike bombing strategy during an earlier business meeting in Bangkok with his evangelists assigned to Southern Vietnam. Graham would later advocate to Nixon that this proposed escalation of the war in Southeast Asia as plan that "could overnight destroy the economy of North Vietnam" by employing "tens of thousands of North Vietnamese defectors to bomb and invade the North."
Estimates from the Nixon administration concluded that such a military aerial bombing campaign against dikes in North Vietnam would have killed approximately one million North Vietnamese.
After a 1957 crusade in New York, some more fundamentalist Christians criticized Graham for his ecumenism, even calling him "Antichrist".
Graham has expressed inclusivist views, suggesting that people without explicit faith in Jesus can be saved. In a 1997 interview with Robert Schuller, Graham said
I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ... [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.
Iain Murray, writing from a conservative Protestant standpoint, argues that "Graham's concessions are sad words from one who once spoke on the basis of biblical certainties."
In 1970, Graham stated that feminism was "an echo of our overall philosophy of permissiveness", and that women did not want to be "competitive juggernauts pitted against male chauvinists." He further stated that the role of wife, mother, and homemaker was the destiny of "real womanhood" according to the Judeo-Christian ethic. He was criticized by feminists as being part of a backlash for these statements.
the previous comments of Thomas Vadakkel and this comment, one can infer the
real religion of Thomas Vadakkel. ബില്ലിഗ്രഹാംഒരുസ്ത്രീവിരോധിയാണ്. A look at his
audience will prove it. With such statements it shows your bias. ബൈബിളിനുവിരുദ്ധമായശാസ്ത്രപുസ്തകങ്ങൾപഠിച്ചതുംഭൂമിഉരുണ്ടതാണെന്നുമൊക്കെഗ്രഹിച്ചതുംപാഴായിപോയില്ലേ? The science I know or the Bible I know
is not against each other. There is nothing in Bible against Bible. The prophet
in Bible saw earth as round and hanging in space. The literary usage in Bible
about earth as flat was interpreted in middle ages to consider earth as flat.
It was a mistake in interpretation.
You have every right to question anything he said. I also do not think
worshipping idols the right thing to do. Having a picture or image is not the
same as worshipping it. നാലാംനൂറ്റാണ്ടുവരെക്രിസ്തുവെന്നദൈവസങ്കല്പമോത്രിത്വമോഉണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. ഇത്തരംവിഡ്ഢിത്തരംപറഞ്ഞുനടക്കുന്നവരെഅന്തപ്പനുംമറ്റുള്ളവരുംപൂവിട്ടുപൂജിക്കാത്തതിൽഅവരെഅഭിനന്ദിക്കുക. Trinity is based on Jesus teaching and
Paul’s writings. It was in the 4th century that Church got
recognition and come out of persecution and underground. So it is natural that
writings become common after that. A little knowledge by reading some books
from here and there is dangerous and helps only to mislead people.
Though it is futile attempt to convince Matthulla, we need
to hammer him continuously to make his brain to work. Even
if that there was a Jesus lived in the history of Jews, he was not a god but a
teacher only. He was teaching a new way
of life inclusive of Hindus, Jews, Prostitutes, LBGT, Mormons etc. But how many Christian priests and pastors
accept it and practice in their life . I
was born in a Christian family learning all the lies about Jesus. The god concept never penetrates my
mind. It is the worst thing happened to
humanity and all the religions are equally guilty of it. How long they will continue lying to the
people? It is our responsibility to save
the weak and oppressed from the clutches of religion and their agents.
“Owners of dogs will have
noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and
affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to
realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection,
they draw the conclusion thatthey are gods.”
'ദുഃസ്സഹമായ അല്ലെങ്കിൽ അസഹിഷ്ണതയെന്ന' അർത്ഥത്തിലായിരിക്കാം 'Intolerance' എന്ന വാക്ക് മിസ്റ്റർ മാത്തുള്ളയുടെ കുറിപ്പിൽ ഉപയോഗിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നത്. മാത്തുള്ളായ്ക്ക് അന്തപ്പനും വായനക്കാരനും ഹിന്ദുക്കളുടെയും മുസ്ലിമുകളുടെയും കാര്യങ്ങൾ എഴുതാത്തതിൽ ദുഃഖവും. അദ്ദേഹത്തിന് ഹിന്ദുക്കളുടെ ദുഷിച്ചതോ നല്ലതോ ആയ വശങ്ങളിൽ ഏതാണ് വേണ്ടതെന്നും അറിയത്തില്ല.
ബില്ലിഗ്രഹാമിനെപ്പറ്റി പറഞ്ഞപ്പോൾ മാത്തുള്ളായ്ക്ക് പൊള്ളി. അതിലും കൂടുതൽ അദ്ദേഹത്തെ വേദനിപ്പിക്കുന്നത് ഹിന്ദുക്കളെയും മുസ്ലിമുകളെയും പറ്റി പറയാത്തതിലാണ്.ഇതാണ് അദ്ദേഹം 'Intolerance' എന്ന പദംകൊണ്ടു ഉദ്ദേശിക്കുന്നത്. ശ്രീ മാത്തുള്ളാ, ബില്ലിഗ്രഹാം, അയാളുടെ മകൻ എന്നിവരെപ്പോലെയുള്ള ചിന്തകർ ലോകത്തിന് ആപത്തു വരുത്തുകയേയുള്ളൂ. ബില്ലിഗ്രഹാം ഒരു സ്ത്രീ വിരോധിയാണ്. അയാൾക്ക് ഏറ്റവും ഇഷ്ടം പോളിന്റെ സുവിശേഷമാണ്. മാത്തുള്ളായ്ക്ക് ഉന്നത ഡിഗ്രികൾ ഉണ്ടെന്നു മറ്റൊരു പോസ്റ്റിൽ കണ്ടു. സർവ്വതും 'ബൈബിൾ' എന്ന കൊച്ചുപുസ്തകത്തിൽ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നെങ്കിൽ അദ്ദേഹത്തിന് മറ്റു ഡിഗ്രികൾ നേടണമായിരുന്നോ? പണവും സമയവും വെറുതെ കളയണമായിരുന്നുവോ? ബൈബിളിനു വിരുദ്ധമായ ശാസ്ത്ര പുസ്തകങ്ങൾ പഠിച്ചതും ഭൂമി ഉരുണ്ടതാണെന്നുമൊക്കെ ഗ്രഹിച്ചതും പാഴായി പോയില്ലേ?
ഹിന്ദുക്കളുടെ വിഗ്രഹാരാധനയെ പരിഹസിച്ചുകൊണ്ടുള്ള പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങൾ ബില്ലിഗ്രഹാം നടത്തുമ്പോൾ ഹൈന്ദവർ സഹിഷ്ണതയോടെ നിശബ്ദത പാലിച്ചതും ശ്രീ മാത്തുള്ള മനസിലാക്കുക. ഹിന്ദുക്കളെപ്പറ്റി എഴുതാത്തതിലുള്ള മാത്തുള്ളായുടെ ദുഃഖം മാറിയെന്നു വിചാരിക്കുന്നു. നാലാം നൂറ്റാണ്ടുവരെ ക്രിസ്തുവെന്ന ദൈവ സങ്കല്പമോ ത്രിത്വമോ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. ഇത്തരം വിഡ്ഢിത്തരം പറഞ്ഞു നടക്കുന്നവരെ അന്തപ്പനും മറ്റുള്ളവരും പൂവിട്ടു പൂജിക്കാത്തതിൽ അവരെ അഭിനന്ദിക്കുക.
Rev.George2017-01-07 09:03:14 NewsYesterday I have given you some comments about the fools who tell that JESUS is not born in this world and using his name to make money.But Sabarimala Ayyappan is born in his home and sitting the forest and getting MILLIONS to feed that fools.So I have given the name of Dr.Muraleedhar the chief Cardiologist in a hospital in Kollam left his job and serving Jesus among the tribes so he is a FOOL,ThenDr.Namboothirippad the cousin of E.M.S Namboothirippad the Neurologist in Bristol and Punjab accept Jesus and left this world with hope,Now Krishnankutty near TVM is serving the Lord among the MUSLIMS,Then Shameer Kollam,Nazeer Alpy,Sinirajmohammad,Cousin of Premnazeer,according the fools writing articles against Jesus are Blind and cannot see the sun at 12 O clock when the sun is shining in the sky.So now all the Christians from the whole world will follow the AYYAPPAN in Sabarimala after reading their articles.
Ninan Mathulla2017-01-07 06:41:32 NewsThe intolerance of Vaayanakkaran and Anthappan is clear in these statements. Not that they have no right to express their opinions. But when it is biased people notice it. They do not express this type of opinions on articles related to the rituals or faith in Hinduism or other religions.Just because a handful did not show respect to a person it will not diminish the position the person earned.
Malayalee congresswoman s progressiveness, in not knowing the Floor Rules. It is over. But, we need her there in our native sari to give it a global marketing. Georgia s peanut representative.
Vayanakkaran2017-01-07 00:29:49 NewsThis Malayalee associations are secular association. Whether it is Christmas new year or whatever it may be, why they are always bringing the priests and bishops to inagurate this functions? Bring some non religious social cultural people to inagurate. We hear always, especially all sundays this priests and bishops. Rediculous. Religious fundamentalism.
Anthappan2017-01-06 21:42:46 NewsGraham hated Mormons and their theology but his hatred towards Obama made him to support Mitt Romney. Trump broke all moral cords in the history but 80% evangelist voted for him. It looks like immoral activities are the norm of Christianity today. These crooks sleeps with different women and make them pregnant then they make them abort. The irony is then they oppose Obama for his stand on abortion. (Billy Grahams Sun Franklin Graham said that they couldn't support Obama because of his stand on abortion) One of the Christian senator argued that rape is allowed by god. When President Obama visited Billy Graham and prayed for him (It was Billy Graham who used to visit presidents) I thought President Obama was fulfilling Jesus's teaching that one should pray for the enemy. The whole Christianity is phony and Screwed up.
Catholic church is the wholesale
dealer in sainthood. But they conveniently hide the writing – god
alone is holy. Only the father god is in charge of judgment, even his
son is not aware of who will be selected. It is only in the judgment
day humans will be separated as good or bad.
Catholic church has nullified all that
and has become more powerful than their own god. RC church could be
the biggest owner of real estate in this Earth. The wealth they have
accumulated is powerful enough to hide any and all evils they do in
the name of god.