A petition calling for the creation of a national holiday honoring the Rev. Billy Graham has garnered over 100,000 signatures in a week.
Posted to Change.org by a Kyle Siler and addressed to President Donald Trump, Congress, and a few other elected officials, the petition passed the 100,000-signature mark early Wednesday morning.
“Mr. Graham preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history — nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories — through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission,” reads the petition.
“Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts. Mr. Graham’s counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honored him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the U.S. and abroad.”
Born in 1918 and renowned for his evangelical crusades, Billy Graham died on Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, at 99.
In addition to the funeral services held in North Carolina, Graham became only the fourth private citizen to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol. The last private person was Rosa Parks in 2005.
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Source: Christian Post