Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘I would not vote for an atheist’

By David Edwards
Sunday, April 8, 2012 14:14 EDT

The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because politicians “should have a fear for almighty God.”

In an interview with Ann Graham Lotz on Sunday, NBC host David Gregory noted that her father had advocated using every form of modern communication to spread Christianity.

“For the church, for my daddy, who is an evangelist, I don’t think he was necessarily talking about the political arena when you’re running for president,” Graham Lotz explained. “It’s interesting that Jimmy Carter and George Bush were both considered evangelicals, but very different. So to me, I still think we need to look at the policies.”

“I would not vote for a man who is an atheist,” she declared. “Because I believe you need to have an acknowledgement, a reverence, a fear for almighty God. And I believe that’s where wisdom comes from.”

A 2007 Newsweek poll found that 62 percent of Americans would not vote for a candidate who was an atheist, making atheists one of the groups most politically discriminated against in the U.S.

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Comment by TheMostAthy on April 9, 2012 at 1:23am

"The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate"


That's all I need to know right there.

Comment by Jason on April 9, 2012 at 7:45am

I would not classify her statement as bigoted. Just as I would not want to be classify a bigot for stating that I would not vote for someone of faith. Yet… if I did make such a statement on national television, I am sure she and the Christian right would label me as such. Its ok for them to make such statements…. But not for us to. Hypocrisy. And David Gregory just lets her slide by making such close minded statements.

Comment by kOrsan on April 9, 2012 at 8:00am

I would classify her statement as bigoted, and herself as a brainwashed idiot who has no place in a modern society. Creepy inbreds.

Comment by Nessrriinn on April 9, 2012 at 9:29am

oh yes the fear and reverence of the almighty is where wisdom comes from, because just look at what a wise job god has done so far.... oh wait ... *giggles*

i hope her making a statement like that will trigger people to realize how ridiculous it truly sounds ...

Comment by Grady Jean on April 9, 2012 at 9:53am

Well honestly, what did anyone expect from the brainwashed little twit? I bet she wouldn't vote for anyone who was a White Christian Male either, because "women need to know their place" (Paraphrased from the bible, sue me).

Comment by Unseen on April 9, 2012 at 10:12am

Why should we care? What else would a Graham cracker say anyway? LOL

Comment by Grady Jean on April 9, 2012 at 11:11am

Oh why can't I "like" other people's comments? :P

Comment by Jeremy Jenkins on April 9, 2012 at 11:20am

What's scary is that it won't scare voters, but instead have them "enlightened" and do what she said would be the right thing to do...Damnit America...I need to find other places to live lol

Comment by Mabel on April 9, 2012 at 11:54am

Meh, Billy Graham. The bane of my childhood.

Comment by SteveInCO on April 9, 2012 at 12:32pm

Does anyone actually find this surprising?


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