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Letter to the Editor Billy Graham’s response a ‘slap in the face’

July 24, 2018

I was outraged and offended by Billy Graham’s “My Answer” in the July 9 newspaper. In his response to a question about being saved after a life of sin he wrote: “The only people in the world who have a right to be happy are Christians.” In other words ( if I may use one of his favorite language constructs) all other people deserve a life of misery!

I don’t share his religious beliefs. I understand why those beliefs led him to write as he did. But this inflammatory comment goes beyond religious differences. It is worse than intolerance. It is a bigoted slap in the face to all non-Christians.

It does not matter that it comes from his writings from before his death. I have lost all respect for Billy Graham because of it.

Neil Corday