Billy Graham tries to overshadow Veterans Day with his religious dogma
Despite the long history of Armistice Day (now called Veterans Day) being celebrated on November 11 each year, Billy Graham and his right-wing Evangelistic organization took the occasion to overshadow the holiday by declaring November 11, 2007 “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church”. The web site says “Sunday, November 11, 2007 is the International day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church—a day to pray for Christians around the world who experience opposition because of their choice to follow Jesus Christ.”
This blatant disrespect for American Veterans and their one day of honor is absolutely incredible. How dare he use his religious dogma to take over a holiday that has been used to pay respect to America’s Veterans for more than 75 years.
I have no doubt that the religious radicals over at BillyGraham.org will try and cover up this despicable act once the national media grabs hold of this attempt by the religious right to take over Veterans Day and make it a religious holiday. Below you will find two pdf screen captures I made of the Billy Graham website to record this insult before the web site is changed.
Feel free to leave your comments here or contact the Billy Graham Headquarters directly to tell them to keep their religious dogma to themselves and stop insulting America’s Veterans by attempting to take over their holiday.