Well, this is sad.
There also seems to be an issue over where Billy Graham and his wife will be buried.
The Washington Post reported that Ned Graham opposed burying his parents at the library. He and other members of the family preferred a burial site at The Cove, a Bible training center near the Grahams’ mountain home.
The paper said evangelist Franklin Graham, who has taken over leadership of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wanted his parents’ graves to be at the Charlotte museum.
Graham, who is 88 and suffers from fluid on the brain, prostate cancer, Parkinson’s disease and age-related macular degeneration, responded by saying the decision would be his and his wife’s alone.
[Graham’s spokesman Larry] Ross said the Grahams decided this spring that they would be buried in the library’s prayer garden, at the foot of a cross-shaped walkway — a symbolic decision to demonstrate both their reverence to God and their “ongoing witness of their faith in Christ.”
The article goes on to quote Ross saying “Mr. Graham and Ruth have always known that their final home is in heaven. That’s the important thing.”
If that’s the case, does it really matter where they’re buried? And why would anyone (especially in the family) oppose their wishes?
(Thanks to Logos for the link.)
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