Apr 13, 2017 INDIA (SUN)
In an article that appeared on a website of an online weekly journal, the subject shifted to Billy Graham, a renowned and accomplished Christian preacher with a spotless background, free from any scandals, illicit affairs, wrong doings, cases of embezzlement or misappropriation of funds. This short extract of the article shows why he was so:
LOPEZ: You talk about building barriers of protection and reference Billy Graham, who wouldn’t be alone in a room with a woman who is not his wife and wouldn’t ride in a car with his secretary. Isn’t that a little silly?
MCMANUS: No, it was not silly for a man like Billy Graham who has been a world famous figure since 1949. He has gone to a hotel room after speaking at a Crusade and found a naked woman in his bed. Imagine what would have happened to his career, if he had been caught in such a situation. I interviewed Dr. Graham and asked him how he was never caught in a compromising situation, and he said, “I build moats around myself (to keep sexual temptation at bay). I will not ride in a car with a woman who is not my wife.” That also prevented speculation by others that he “was involved” with another woman. Similarly, his board decided what his pay would be, and he turned all book royalties over to his Billy Graham Crusade. So he has never had a charge of financial irregularity.