Thursday, February 22, 2018

Billy Graham Departs the Earth

“We are selling the greatest product on earth. Why shouldn’t we promote it as effectively as we promote a bar of soap?” -- Billy Graham, Saturday Evening Post, 1963

"Billy Graham's pulpit manner, in fact, reminds an East Londoner of nothing so much as a market cheap-jack's. He talks loud and fast, holding his Bible aloft as if to emphasize its startling value and slapping it with a knocked-down-to-you-madam finality. His approach is that of a man with a wonderful bargain who will nag you into buying it." -  Socialist Standard, April 1954 

"But nothing succeeds like success, and a man who gets as many thousand dollars a year as Billy Graham does merely for preaching must obviously be on to a good thing." - Socialist Standard, February 1956

The Billy Graham organization, that only brought in $91.6 million in 2011, announced job cuts owing to a need to emphasize its ‘airline ministry and other priorities’. Fifty-five were let go in February but the company said that the move, “…in now way reflects the financial health of the organization…and the Lord will protect.”

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