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Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A
July 26th, 2012
02:18 PM ET

Evangelist Billy Graham defends Chick-fil-A

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN

(CNN)– Billy Graham, the dean of American evangelists, has once again broken his usual silence on hot-button issues, defending the president of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain for his opposition to same-sex marriage days after issuing a letter decrying what he sees as the nation's moral decay.

Earlier this year, the ailing preacher publicly endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay unions in North Carolina, raising eyebrows among many who'd watched Graham studiously avoid thorny social issues for years.

On Thursday, he issued a statement of support for the popular fast-food chain. Many people have slammed Chick-fil-A President Don Cathy for saying his company backs the traditional family unit and is opposed to same-sex marriage.

Graham praised restaurant founder S. Truett Cathy and son Don Cathy, the company's president, "for their strong stand for the Christian faith."

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"I've known their family for many years and have watched them grow Chick-fil-A into one of the best businesses in America while never compromising their values," Graham said.

The Chick-fil-A controversy reflects what many see as America's deep cultural and religious divide. The company's position on same-sex marriage doesn't sit well with Jim Henson Co., whose Jim Henson's Creature Shop toys have been served in Chick-fil-A's meals for children.

Jim Henson Co. is named for the creator of The Muppets. However, the company transferred The Muppets' rights and ownership to the Walt Disney Co. in 2003, according to Jim Henson Co.

"The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over 50 years and we have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a posting on its Facebook page.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is backing Chick-fil-A. He urged people to turn out to Chick-fil-A restaurants on Wednesday to show their support for what Cathy had to say about marriage.

Graham says he appreciated Huckabee's leadership and plans to visit a Chick-fil-A on that day, August 1.

"Each generation faces different issues and challenges, but our standard must always be measured by God's word. I appreciate the Cathy family's public support for God's definition of marriage."

On Tuesday, Graham leveled deep criticism at the United States. He compared the country to Sodom and Gomorrah, the Biblical cities synonymous with sin.

"Self-centered indulgence, pride, and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle," Graham writes in the open letter released by his organization this week.

He blasts what he sees as efforts to keep references to Jesus out of the public sphere.

"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God. Yet the farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control," he writes in the letter released Tuesday.

Graham, 93, has preached to untold millions over six decades, and provided counsel to generations of U.S. presidents.

His open letter also contains a fund-raising appeal and a notice that Graham's son Franklin, himself a major evangelical figure, is launching a new effort to "bring the Gospel into neighborhoods and homes in every corner of America next year."

Randall Balmer, the chair of the religion department at Dartmouth College, suspects the motivation for the letter is at least partly political.

"It's hard for me to believe that this letter does not have political intent," he said.

Its move to decry what he would see as moral decay "would be tied to the Obama administration," he argued, asking rhetorically why Graham would not have issued the statement in response to an event like the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

In response to the controversy, Larry Ross, Graham’s spokesperson, said that “the letter does not address timely issues.”

“‘My Heart Aches for America,’ was written 6-8 weeks ago – long before recent current events, such as the tragic shooting in an Aurora, Colo movie theater, or the ongoing Chik-fil-A controversy,” Ross said in an email to CNN. “He is responding to general struggles in our culture and a moral decline that has existed through his public ministry.”

At the same time, Ross said that Graham is keen on the idea of eating Chick-fil-A next Wednesday.

“Considering Mr. Graham's age and limited mobility, his statement today was more an expression of sentiment and solidarity with the Cathy family and their cause than actually a commitment to go to a Chik-fil-A himself,” Ross said. “But he does plan to ‘Eat Mor Chikin’ on Aug. 1, which I expect someone will be able to get for him to enjoy at home.”

Balmer said that evangelicals would take note of the letter, though Graham has largely retired from the public eye in recent years.

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"There is certainly admiration for Billy Graham, as there should be," Balmer said. "There is lingering respect for Billy Graham and I think that people will take notice."

But he said the comparison to Sodom and Gomorrah - which Graham attributes to his late wife Ruth in the letter - was startling.

"When Billy Graham came to Madison Square Garden in 1957, he made comments comparing New York City to Sodom and Gomorrah and was roundly criticized for it," Balmer said. Since that time, Balmer said, Graham has largely avoided making the comparison to the Biblical cities.

CNN's Joe Sterling contributed to this report.

- Newsdesk editor, The CNN Wire

Filed under: Belief • Billy Graham • Christianity • Church and state • Food

soundoff (2,864 Responses)
  1. donivan

    There are truth to these words. "Know Jesus. Know Peace. No Jesus. No Peace". Those that don't believe that is your business and stop trying to tell others what to believe in. If you can't then you are trying to justify YOUR ACIONS before mankind and God. Mankind does not have the final word. God does. So, if you go against what God commanded mankind to do (Genesis 1) then you are disobeying God. The only way to save your soul, which does not belong to you, is to accept Jesus and allow the Holy Ghost into your life. Over 3 billion people can't be wrong minus the extremists.

    July 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
    • Name*Lynesh

      love your post !

      July 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
    • Name*Lynesh

      Love God and Billy Graham too!!

      July 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Oh, please. You think these are profound truths? They're nothing but slogans.

      If you people really believed what you say you do, you wouldn't need inept, sloppy, shallow slogans dreamed up by some ad executive. Your "truth" would be enough.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • LinCA

      @donivan

      You said, "There are truth to these words. "Know Jesus. Know Peace. No Jesus. No Peace"."
      Bullshit. It is more likely to be at peace without all the religious horseshit.

      You said, "Those that don't believe that is your business and stop trying to tell others what to believe in."
      You are free to believe whatever nonsense you like. Stupidity isn't illegal. I don't think anyone is trying to tell you what to believe.

      You said, "If you can't then you are trying to justify YOUR ACIONS before mankind and God."
      Your imaginary friend is equally likely to exist as the Tooth Fairy. I don't let her determine my actions either.

      You said, "The only way to save your soul, which does not belong to you, is to accept Jesus and allow the Holy Ghost into your life."
      You are fully deluded, aren't you?

      You said, "Over 3 billion people can't be wrong minus the extremists."
      That's an argumentum ad populum fallacy.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      why cant humans have the final word?

      July 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      why must any one sere a god that clearly care nothing for them? why not fight for your freedom to chose your own destiny?

      July 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      why be a slave? why be subjected to a God with such petty personal issues such as jealousy, hatred and rage? a gods who idea of salvation for humanity is to kill every one who does not agree with him?

      July 29, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
    • Sam Yaza

      that god care nothing for you humans all he care about is being the center of attention, so he takes credit for things not of his doing, and throws a tantrum when he does not get his way. he is a narcissistic sociopath, helies, steals and kills to gain authority, to try and build a family, because his mother Asherah abandon him, that tyrant is not fit to be worshiped, he is not fit to even live

      July 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
    • sam stone

      sounds like a bumpersticker, donivan.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Sounds like a bumper sticker."

      That's because it is one. Cute, memorable, and completely meaningless.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
    • Imagine No Religion

      donivan said, "Those that don't believe that is your business and stop trying to tell others what to believe in."

      LOL! This is a pretty damn rich statement, seeing as how I've never had an atheist knock on my door, or shove pamphlets in my face as I walk down the street. Let's see, who DOES behave this way, trying to convert everyone in their path? Oh yeah, it's the xians!!!

      "There ain't no jesus gonna come from the sky. Now that I found out, I know I can cry." - John Lennon

      July 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  2. KATHY minneapolis

    Agree or not, i grew up listening to Billy G. he deserves respect.

    July 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Why? Because he's old? So are lots of people. Because he has Parkinson's? So do lots of others.

      He deserves nothing. I don't care if you grew up listening to him or not. I grew up listening to AM Radio and Lawrence Welk. So the fvck what?

      I don't expect everyone else to dance to Champagne Music.

      Get over yourself. Billy Graham is nothing more than a snake-oil salesman.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
    • Keith

      tom, A pig like you has no respect-not even for yourself. Do you realize how much of an idiot you make yourself out to be night after night on this blog?

      July 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Oh, sure thing, stupid Keith. That's why you cannot ignore my posts, right? They're worthless, aren't they? And yet, you're compelled to respond to them, aren't you? Sure you are. You've just proven it. If what I say is simply without merit, why is it you can't ignore my posts, you pipe-fvcking dimwit?

      You can't, because you know what I post is accurate. It hits home. You're a moron and you know it.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm |
    • Keith

      don't flatter yourself you psycho

      July 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      "Don't flatter yourself." Yeah, I just got you to jump when I said "Jump!"

      Guess you're the one who should eat sh!t.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
    • Tom. Tom, the Piper's Son

      Aren't we a pair, Keith? No you => no me.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Hey, sh!twit Keith, still think Obama is a Muslim?

      July 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
    • Name*Lynesh

      Yes he does deserve our respect and thanks ! And I will be having chicken on Wednesday too Mr. Graham !

      July 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I hope you enjoy your congress with the chicken, dear, but please realize that most of us prefer to have s3x with humans.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm |
    • sam stone

      name: why do feel he deserves our respect? saying he deserves it without attempting to explain why is just idiotic.

      keith sees god as petty, vengeful punk because keith is a petty, vengeful punk and that is what he relates to.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      sam, thank you.

      You are spot on.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
    • sam stone

      tom, tom.....that was just fowl

      July 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  3. jakobw

    every comment i've read thus far is hateful, from one side or the other. all politics and religion aside, we should be respectful of one another. i am a christian, and frankly i don't care who marries who. it does not affect me or my religious beliefs.

    July 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
    • Nate

      Well said.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
    • Arvoasitis

      But it's not all about you. For example, same-gender couples will insist upon the same right to adopt children as complementary-gender couples. A hom_ose_xual child in a traditional family often encounters difficulties; will a heter_ose_xual child with gay parents be any better off? Perhaps a better solution is polygamy - a group of men and women all married to each other, and their sleeping arrangements being a private matter.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  4. P.A.R.

    Randal Balmer has made a fool of himself by issuing a political statement about Bill Graham's observation concerning the state of our culture. It is particularly strange that the chair of a college religion department would not appreciate the fact that religion should have a particularly important position in society to comment on morals and character of how we act as a group. Perhaps Dartmouth made a mistake in not hiring him as part of the Political Science Department.

    July 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  5. azman

    Tallulah: God does not exist? In a way you are right.......God does not exist, God IS! HE is forevermone--No beginning and no end.

    July 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Sez you. Prove it.

      July 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
    • WOWA

      A FOOL HAS SAID IN THEIR HEART THAT THERE IS NO GOD. WRONG!!! READ THE BIBLE, IT'S IN THE WORD OF GOD.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
    • sam stone

      wowa: you do realize quoting a book to people who do not accept the authority of the book is only so effective, don't you?

      also, which translation is "the word of god"?

      July 30, 2012 at 7:03 am |
  6. Arvoasitis

    There seems to be some confusion about some basic concepts, so let me try to explain:
    All thinking involves distinctions and discriminations. Making a distinction involves drawing a boundary that separates something from everything else; it allows you to know what you are talking about. A discrimination involves giving value to a distinction. Discrimination in itself is never objectionable; giving false value to a distinction is. Racial, gender and gender orientation discrimination have almost always involved such a faulty, usually malicious, value and has come to have a negative connotation. But, discrimination by itself is not a priori bad.

    July 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  7. Question?

    Spew and hate, read the same article you did I don't recall Mr Cathy using those words it sounds like you are the one ready to use those words when you don't like what you hear, as for the other I did misspell and I do understand that officials are the ones ready to discriminate against those whoever they are were elected to serve with their own opinion.

    July 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Go back to school, Unknown Question Clown. Learn how to spell and use punctuation. Your posts are an abomination.

      July 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  8. Robert

    I agree with freedom of speech and freedom of religion. That is one thing gays also need to learn.

    July 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Who are you to preach to gays or anyone else what they "need to learn", you braggart?

      July 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • pervert alert

      It is time to just say NO to the qu eers. Qu eers the folks that gave AIDS to the world

      July 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      It's time to tell trolls like pervert alert that they're irrelevant.

      July 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
    • sam stone

      wow, professor bobby....tell us what we need to know....from your learned perch.

      July 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
    • sam stone

      perv...it appears as if you're a hateful little d-bag. now, do the world a favor and go play in traffic

      July 29, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
  9. Question?

    So Mr. Cathy needs to be shouted down, because he is voicing his opinion on the subject that the others while saying theirs is the only opinion worth hearing, sounds like descrimination to me. Last time I saw this was still the United States,that means you can still speak your mind without the former.

    July 29, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      If he is going to spew ideas rooted in hatred then he deserves it. What goes around comes around.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      It's "discrimination". And you're obviously as clueless about its definition as you are about its spelling.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • Tom. Tom, the Piper's Son

      Great people are ordinary people with an extraordinary amount of discrimination.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Get a blow-job, troll.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
    • Mister Mister

      Chick fil a is to gays what holy water is to Satan

      July 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      You haven't posted any 'truth', bozo. And there's no Satan.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  10. Question?

    So the very rights that the gay folk profess to be trying trying to get civil and otherwise etc ,are the ones they want to deny to others who don't agree with their lifestyle. Isn't that called hypocrisy?

    July 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Thats gibberish.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • tallulah13

      Apparently you don't understand: everyone is free to believe what they want. But when you are a business that will take money from anyone who chooses to patronize your restaurant, you may wish to consider the consequences of how you act on those beliefs. When Chick-fil-a donated millions of dollars to anti-gay groups, they opened themselves up to criticism and boycotts from those consumers who don't agree with their politics.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • Question?

      The solution is quite simple tallulah13 ,if you don't like it take your business elsewhere where it will be appreciated.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Which I suspect is exactly what tally will do. How is she denying Mr. Cathy his rights to free expression by voicing her opinion about his?

      July 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • LinCA

      @Question?

      You said, "So the very rights that the gay folk profess to be trying trying to get civil and otherwise etc ,are the ones they want to deny to others who don't agree with their lifestyle."
      Who is trying to take away anyone's right to marry? Extending equal right to everyone doesn't take away any right from those that already have them.

      I don't agree with the toxic lifestyle of many christians. I think they are a detriment to a civil society. But I will not even try to prevent anyone from choosing to live as they see fit. Just because their choices and lifestyle are morally reprehensible doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to freely make those choices.

      You said, "Isn't that called hypocrisy?"
      Trying to deny rights to others that you enjoy, is hypocrisy.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • sam stone

      satan? wow, that's really scary.....for those who believe in such a being

      July 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
  11. Rob

    I support Chick Fil-A,, see you August 1st!

    July 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      I'm going to eat a chicken sandwich with a side of hate.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  12. Steve

    Stop wasting your time taking away rights everyone should have. It's sad when I see people being mistreated because of a book that says the earth is less than 6,000 years old, Noah built a boat to hold all living animals, and god had to rest on the 7th day. Believe what you want, but don't support issues that hurt and effect people that aren't you.

    July 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm |
  13. Love

    Isn't it funny how everyone else can have a voice except Christians ... Think that's called discrimination

    July 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Are you Christian?

      July 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • joe kool

      well in my city, I count about 8 christian radio stations, I have 5 churches within a mile of my house, a mormon temple, a bunch of christian bill boards, and every weekend I have people knocking on my door..

      Your problem? Its called Confirmation Bias, look it up

      July 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Because you are voicing your opinion. Even though it is rather silly.

      July 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
    • michelle

      Christians can have opinions, it just seems like their opinions have to limit others rights..why?

      July 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • tallulah13

      No, discrimination is when you try to create laws that deny equal rights to certain minorities. You know - like what those groups that Chick-fil-A has donated millions of dollars to have done. See, it's not about the belief, or the expression. It's the actions you take in the name of that belief.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
    • sam stone

      Really, Love? And who is attempting to silence Rev. Billy?

      July 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
  14. Nasheed

    Are we really supposed to believe that Billy Graham has an opinion on this? He can't even talk any longer. This is his son and staff putting out their position and using Mr. Graham's (Senior) name to legitimize his position. Geez....how obvious can you get!?

    July 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  15. Koali

    Actually Jesus said it will be WORSE than it was for Sodom and Gomorahh. He said if they had the Son of Man and heard Him and known Him they surely would have repented.
    Hey but who's listening ? People want what they want and they don't believe it!
    He who has ears to hear let him hear.

    July 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Sorry can you speak up. Your not making any sense.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  16. indogwetrust

    My Sky Fairy teaches hate. Blah blah blah Sodom and Gomorrah blah blah blah.

    July 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • on judgement day

      look for indogwetrust it will be one of the ones with the oh sh it look on its face.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • midwest rail

      Says the modern faux Christian, pretending to know the mind of God.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Its a look of confusion. I'm confused by your inability to reason.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • on judgement day

      God wrote a book – its in there.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Men wrote a story.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
    • truth be told

      God wrote a portion Himself.

      July 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      No he did not.

      July 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
    • sam stone

      gee, indog, you used the same line on me. try to get them synapses to fire more

      July 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
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  18. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    July 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Belief in a Sky Fairy that doesn't exist isn't healthy for young children.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • pervert alert

      That is the point there is no use for you earthly fairies.Qu eers the folks who gave the world AIDS

      July 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      You are useless. The world would not notice your passing.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • sam Yaza

      will you please stop calling their god a fairy ,,.. i know allot of fairies and the don't like to be associated with him,.. thank you,...

      July 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • indogwetrust

      Its the best one I've come across. It sums it all up perfectly. Give me a better one and I will use that instead.

      July 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • sam Yaza

      the boogie man,.. or sky devil,.. something sinister and evil,..to catch his nature better,..i like Tyrant King

      July 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Open your eyes so your brain can breathe

      How exactly is atheism unhealthy for children? Is it unhealthy to believe in a god other than yours? If you lived in a world where only your least favorite religion exsisted(since you're a christian I'm sure its Islam) would you still be religious? Only if someone brainwashed you as a child. That is unhealthy.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!^ .

      July 30, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  19. Truth Today

    I wish we could stand up against corrupt political leaders instead of making the gay the object of our debates. I just don't like the inconsistencies. We appear to be hypocrites. Blessings to Rev Graham.

    July 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  20. Michael C.

    After reading some of the hatefull coments here, it looks like the late Ruth Bell Graham stated it correctly : “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”

    July 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • NorEaster TC6

      Michael C.

      So very true its just a matter of time before the US becomes the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st century.

      Just remember they think themselves wise they become fools! arrogance comes before a fall and the study decline of morality definitively bring the judgment of a Holy God on the US and like nations.

      God brought judgment on nations with like -minded behaviors in the past he will do it again in the near future.

      July 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • tallulah13

      God won't punish America, because god doesn't exist.

      July 29, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
    • PRISM 1234

      @Michael C

      Agree totally! ... Amen!

      July 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Of course you do, Prissy! You're dumber than a turd.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
    • Orem

      Of course Tom etc. can tell us a thing or two about turds.

      July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
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