The Rev. Billy Graham rounds out Gallup's top 10 list for "Most Admired Man" in the United States in 2015, placing him on the annual list a record 59 times.
Graham has made the top 10 list more than any other person known worldwide, with the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth coming in second by making the "Most Admired Women" list a total of 47 times.
The Southern Baptist minister has been honored every year since 1955, with the exception of 1962 and 1976, when Gallup did not ask the question. Last year, he was ranked No. 4 on the list. more >>
Leading Evangelist Franklin Graham and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren teamed up this week to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children in the impoverished Caribbean nations of Belize and Haiti.
On Monday, Graham, the president of the the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse, along with Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, distributed shoeboxes filled with gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
Graham and Van Susteren also traveled to Haiti on Tuesday to hand out gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need at the Haiti-based Greta Home and Academy. Although it is unclear as to how many children in Haiti and Belize received the gift boxes, Graham posted on his Facebook page Monday night that the gifts brought happiness and hope into the underprivileged children's lives. more >>
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham has praised President Barack Obama for his recent comments on persecuted Christians at the hands of the Islamic State terror group.
"President Barack Obama said this week that he is praying for Christians being persecuted this Christmas by ISIS. I'm glad his administration is beginning to acknowledge the plight of Christians being persecuted and killed around the world by Islam," Graham wrote in a Facebook message on Sunday.
Evangelist Franklin Graham resigned from the Republican Party and declared himself an independent voter Monday over the "wasteful" GOP-led $1.8 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week.
Graham, who is the eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, as well as president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, also called on Christians to run for office wherever they can make an impact to "change this wicked system."
Graham slammed both Republicans and Democrats for passing the "wasteful spending bill" which provides funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business. more >>
Leading evangelist Franklin Graham praised audience members who defied school administrators by reciting a Bible passage that was barred from a Kentucky elementary school's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" during the middle of the production.
After Johnson County Schools Superintendent Thomas Salyer ruled earlier this month that W.R. Castle Elementary School's rendition of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was not allowed to include Linus' recital of Luke 2:8-14 — arguably the climax of the play — in order to maintain separation of church and state, many audience members at last Thursday night's performance joined together to recite the passage aloud at the point of the play where the scripture recital had been omitted.
"When Peanuts' creator Charles [Shulz] originally wrote the Christmas special 50 years ago and included Linus's recitation of the birth of Jesus directly from the Gospel of Luke, producers tried to drop Jesus then," Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, explained in a Facebook post Sunday night. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized the recently suspended Wheaton College professor who decided to wear a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and who suggested Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she's going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong — she obviously doesn't know her Bible and she doesn't know Islam," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins was suspended earlier this week following a much-debated post on her Facebook page where she said that she would be wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims as a sign of fellowship. more >>