Thursday, February 21, 2013

40 years ago: Richard Nixon phones Billy Graham

On February 21, 1973, Richard Nixon, a month into his second term as 37th President of the United States of America, telephoned evangelist Billy Graham. I refer the reader to my earlier post, which includes a link to the recording of the conversation. To this blogger the most interesting aspect of the conversation between America's highest officeholder and her most famous evangelist isn't what was discussed, but what wasn't discussed, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, which effectively legalized abortion throughout the United States--not a word about it in this conversation.

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