President Obama made the short drive from Asheville, where he spent the weekend, to Montreat, to see the 91-year-old Graham and son Franklin, also an evangelist.BTW, I couldn't find an account--or a photo--on the White House website (but maybe I missed something).
The visit only lasted about 30 minutes, and included aides and advisers to both men. Obama had a private prayer and conversation with Billy Graham. Graham gave two bibles to Obama, one for him, and the other for the first lady, Graham spokesman Larry Ross said, according to the Associated Press.
Obama was “extraordinarily gratified that he took the time to meet with him” White House spokesman Bill Burton said.
According to Franklin Graham, his dad and Obama's conversation was “very cordial, very nice.” He said, “When the president got ready to leave, the president prayed for my father, my father prayed for him.”
According to Graham, his father prayed for the nation and that God would give Obama wisdom in his decisions. Franklin Graham said in his prayer, the president thanked God for Billy Graham's life.
Franklin Graham said he and Obama talked for a short time about the Pentagon Prayer Service ordeal. Graham said that the activists with an agenda were trying to pull all religion out of the military.
Franklin Graham said, “I wanted to make him aware of that. He said he would look into to it.”
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
According to Christian Web News, among other things, topics included Franklin Graham's blacklisting by the Pentagon...