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Franklin Graham

AKA William Franklin Graham III

Born: 14-Jul-1952
Birthplace: Asheville, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Billy Graham's son

Heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (founded by his father, evangelist Billy Graham), and co-founder and President of Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization. Between the two organizations, his annual pay is about $870,000, according to 2015 media reports.

His father always seemed first and foremost a Christian leader who sometimes took conservative political positions, while the younger Rev Graham seems to have the opposite priorities, and has become a prominent voice from the right-wing on American politics. U.S. President George W. Bush credited Graham as a friend and close "spiritual advisor," and Graham made the case privately and publicly for a military invasion of Iraq following 9/11/2001. He has made numerous public statements that Islam is "a very evil and wicked religion" and "a religion of hatred," and maintains that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration.

Graham has also denounced prosecution of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for that nation's genocide, compared Planned Parenthood to Nazis, stated that the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 might signal the second coming and Armageddon, complimented Russian President Vladimir Putin on that country's effective illegalization of gayness, and called for boycotting companies that offer gay-friendly policies or advertising.

He is also a motorcycle enthusiast.

Father: Billy Graham (televangelist)
Mother: Ruth McCue Bell Graham
Sister: Virginia Leftwich Graham Tchividjian ("GiGi", evangelist, b. 1945)
Sister: Anne Graham Lotz (evangelist, b. 1948)
Sister: Ruth Bell Graham McIntyre ("Bunny", Christian writer, b. 1950)
Brother: Nelson Edman Graham ("Ned", evangelist, b. 1958)
Wife: Jane Austin Cunningham (m. 14-Aug-1974)
Son: William Franklin Graham IV ("Will", evangelist, b. 1975)
Son: Roy Austin Graham (b. 1977)
Son: Edward Bell Graham (b. 1979)
Daughter: Jane Austin Graham ("Cissie", b. 1986)

    High School: North Carolina
    University: LeTourneau College (expelled)
    University: Montreat College
    University: BA Business, Appalachian State University

    Expelled from School
    Born-Again Christian 1974
    Time Magazine 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America

    The Ride (15-Oct-1997) · Himself

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