A federal court has ruled in favor of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association against a suit brought by a former employee alleging racial discrimination.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Charlotte Division ruled on Friday that the BGEA did not racially discriminate when they fired Kimberly McCallum, an administrative assistant who was at the time the only African-American employed at the executive offices.
"In conclusion, a jury could not reasonably find or infer that discrimination was a motivating factor in any of the challenged employment decisions of BGEA," wrote Richard Voorhees, U.S. District Judge. more >>
As the 2012 International AIDS Conference continues this week in Washington, D.C., Franklin Graham shared in a blog post his thoughts on how the Church should act toward those infected with the life-threatening disease.
According to Graham, who serves as the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, the Church should not condone premarital or extramarital sex, but it should show compassion toward victims of the disease. more >>
Preacher and televangelist Benny Hinn has said on a Trinity Broadcasting Network program that he believes when the Rev. Billy Graham dies, America will experience a major religious revival.
In remarks recently delivered in the United Kingdom posted on YouTube, Hinn said that the famous 93-year-old American preacher's death would be a sign.
"The sign will be Billy Graham's death," said Hinn, as another individual on the video spoke of "a manifestation of power" being brought down on thousands of people. more >>
Evangelist Billy Graham remembered his close associate Dr. Sterling Huston, who died of cancer last week, as "indispensable" to his ministry, and recalled his confidence in the life-changing power of the Gospel.
"Sterling was one of my closest associates and his vision, his unique gifts and his strong commitment to evangelism were indispensable to my Crusade ministry," Billy Graham said of former director of North American Crusades for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association who died after a courageous battle with cancer on June 29 in Rochester, N.Y.
A memorial service for Huston, who was also chairman of Evangelism Explosion and the Internet Evangelism Coalition, has been scheduled for July 21 at Browncroft Community Church in Rochester, according to a statement by BGEA released Friday. more >>
Members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church continued on Tuesday their two-day protest of one of the world's most influential evangelical leaders – Billy Graham.
The Topeka, Kansas-based group said it was picketing a "false prophet" and further accused Graham, who has retired, of preaching for money and influence.
"When they began preaching in the 1940's, Billy Graham & WBC pastor Fred Phelps taught the same doctrine. Yes! But as soon as it became unprofitable to preach God's standards (Repent! Obey or perish! Salvation is by God-given faith & grace, and 'free will' is a soul-damning heresy.), Graham started preaching sugary Arminian lies, thereby becoming 'America's preacher,'" Westboro argued. more >>
A military marriage is difficult to begin with, but having a spouse come home wounded from active duty adds incomprehensible strain. Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of the Franklin-Graham-led Samaritan's Purse, will be the first program in the country to offer support for couples in such marriages.
The marriage enrichment program, featuring weeklong retreats to a remote, refurbished fishing camp in Alaska, begins next month with its first set of ten couples, each having a spouse with battle injuries – either visible or invisible.
"It's important that we are doing this now when the nation starts to focus on the winding down of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These injuries that people are left with, whether they are visible injuries or the invisible injuries such as the PTSD or post-traumatic brain injury, these are going to continue for a long time," retired Marines Brigadier General Jim Walker told The Christian Post. more >>