«Jews are promoting pornography and obscenity». «There are Jews who are a synagogue of Satan».
This is recored sayings of American TV-evangelist Billy Graham in a conversation with former US President Richard Nixon.
A 1973 conversation between President Nixon and evangelist Billy Graham about Israel was among the secretly recorded tapes from the Nixon presidency that were made public this week.
In the 20-minute conversation, dated Feb. 21, 1973, Nixon was expressing grave disappointment in Israel for its «stupid» decision to shoot down an unarmed civilian aircraft that accidentally flew into then-Israeli-controlled airspace. The shooting of Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 that day resulted in the deaths of 113.
Rev. Billy Graham’s anti-Semitism, showing how he raised the subject of Jews with Nixon and commiserated with him about the «synagogue of Satan» and «Jews who promote pornography and obscenity», he added in a statement. While never expressing these views in public, Rev. Graham unabashedly held forth with the president with age-old classical anti-Semitic canards.
«With a thing like this, they lose all of the support that they have and the world. We’re they’re only friends anyways. No other country is their friend anymore». Nixon told Graham around 8:14 that evening. «Oh, it’s just terrible».
In response, Graham brought up how Jewish leaders were also alienating Christians in the United States and overseas.
Abraham H. Foxman, is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League. He said this regarding the nation’s 37th president:
«The newly released Nixon tapes only reinforce what we now know about a formidable, but flawed man who was so deeply infected with anti-Semitism that he was unable to see it, even in himself»
In the 1972 recording, Graham complained about Jewish domination of the media and also said that he had many Jewish friends.
«But they don’t know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country…» Graham added.
Billy Graham: «The Pope is the moral leader of the World».
Billy Graham has called Pope John Paul II
«..the world’s greatest evangelist».
In 1967 Billy Graham was awarded an honoury degree from the Roman Whore church at the Catholic Belmont Abbey – this is what he had to say when recieving the award:
He said he «…knew of no greater honor»..
He also said:
«The Gospel that built this school and the Gospel that brings me here tonight is still the way of salvation».
More quotes from Billy Graham.
«While I certainly believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, I do not find anywhere in the New Testament that the particular belief is necessary for personal salvation»
United Church Observer, July 1, 1966
Regarding the Pope, Billy Graham said:
«He’ll be warmly greeted because he’s such a down-to-earth, fun-loving man who creates friends wherever he goes. I firmly feel Pope John Paul II will be the most respected pope of the century and he’ll become the moral leader of the world».
National Enquirer – March 8, 1979
Billy again said of the pope:
«The Pilgrim Pope: Builder of Bridges».
«In a world dangerously poised on the brink of nuclear disaster, the exhortations of Pope John Paul II must be heeded if our children and grandchildren are to have a future… The words of the Pope in his role as statesman must continue to challenge us and lead us to action».
«The Pope sought to speak to the spiritual hunger of our age in the same way Christians throughout the centuries have spoken to the spiritual yearnings of every age– by pointing people to Christ».
«During his visit to America, Pope John Paul II was indeed a bridge builder, and that is something our divided world desperately needs».
Billy Graham then called the Pope:
«the moral leader of the world».
Then he said:
«prayers will be with the Pontiff during his visit here»
Billy Graham the Pope’s cheerleader then said of John Paul’s visit to the USA:
«The way our great nation welcomed the Pontiff into its heart is a clear sign to me that we are spiritually hungry for a new era of morality and stable family life».
Billy Graham then renounces his true Christian heritage:
«World travel and getting to know clergy of all denominations has helped mold me into an ecumenical being. We’re separated by theology…, but all of that means nothing to me any more».
«I feel closer to the Roman Catholic Church than I do to some Protestants».