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Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goalCHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- A grassroots petition to honor the late Billy Graham with a national holiday had gathered nearly 103,000 signatures as of noon today (March 7) at change.org.
Petition author Kyle Siler, described in media reports as a 41-year-old heavy-equipment operator from Trinity, N.C., said honoring the evangelist would be good for America.
"True men of God don't want recognition," he said in a March 6 Facebook video posted by Spectrum News of Charlotte. "Yes, this is about Billy Graham, but also if it's a day that we could recognize a preacher and if everybody could think about the Lord for a day or for a minute, it would be great for this country." Read More