Kirsters Baish| A lot of Americans were left wondering where former President Barack Obama was when it came time for the late Reverend Billy Graham’s funeral this week. He simply chose not to participate in any event honoring the late Reverend. It seems that he had no time for Graham, but he did have time to go to Chicago in order to promote his presidential library.
Every single United States president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama met with Graham during their time in the White House. This earned Graham the name “Pastor to the Presidents.”
Every single former United States president who is living today made their way to Graham’s funeral… but Obama was MIA.
Western Journal reported:
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 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.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke, relaying a story about how when he was alive, Graham insisted that his 1959 Little Rock crusade had to be integrated. He made a threat to pull out if city leaders didn’t agree.
Reverend Graham was a strong supporter of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and his fight for racial equality in America. Graham had stated, “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.”
Obama did not have any plans on going to Graham’s memorial services. Instead, he went to Chicago in order to argue the approval of his presidential library.
All Obama did to memorialize Graham was send out a tweet 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.”
I guess Obama just has better things to do with his time than honor an American icon.