Americans on both sides of the isle noticed that Obama was skipping Rev Graham’s Funeral, now we know what he was doing instead & it explains a lot …
America News Central Reports: Many wondered why former President Barack Obama chose not to participate in any of the events honoring the Rev. Billy Graham this week. But while he didn’t find time for Graham, he did find time to go to Chicago to help promote his presidential library.
Graham had met with every president from Harry Truman to Obama, earning the name “Pastor to the Presidents.”
All the other living former presidents who were in good health found time to make it to an event honoring Graham.
From Western Journal:
As reported by The Western Journal, George W. Bush and his wife Laura traveled to Graham’s library in Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects to the late Christian leader.
Bush also came bearing greetings from his 93-year-old father George H.W. Bush — the nation’s 41st president — saying, “I know he wished he could come too, but he’s not moving around much these days, but his spirit and heart is here.”
Former President Jimmy Carter, also 93 and has experienced health challenges, sent his regrets.
Former President Bill Clinton, like George W. Bush, made the journey to Charlotte on Tuesday. Clinton told reporters that he first heard Graham preach in Little Rock, Arkansas, when the future politician was an 11-year-old boy. He said meeting him later as an adult was one of the most memorable events of his life.
Bill Clinton told the powerful story about how Graham insisted that his 1959 Little Rock crusade had to be integrated. He threatened to pull out if the city leaders didn’t agree.
The pastor became a strong supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fight for racial equality.
“The ground at the foot of the cross is level, and it touches my heart when I see whites standing shoulder to shoulder with blacks at the cross,” Graham said.
Obama was “not planning to attend memorial services for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham this week,” according to the AP, but he did find time to make it to Chicago to help argue for the approval of his presidential library. After all, memorializing him is what’s important.
He’s getting blowback from the community who isn’t liking what they think the library may do to the neighborhood.
While he is not going to attend any events, he did tweet about Graham, saying, “Billy Graham was a humble servant who prayed for so many – and who, with wisdom and grace, gave hope and guidance to generations of Americans.” READ MORE