Anger at Franklin Grahm Directed at Father Billy

October 24, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On October 24, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "groups angered by evangelist Franklin Graham's condemnation of Islam say they'll picket the groundbreaking ceremony for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association complex. Organizers say up to 100 people plan to line Billy Graham Parkway on Tuesday to protest Franklin Graham's comments in a TV interview last year that Islam is 'a very evil and very wicked religion.' Graham reiterated his criticism on a TV news show in August, arguing that the Quran preaches violence."