Why the Graham Family Dynamic Reveals the Evangelical Movement’s Rifts

TIME’s Elizabeth Dias writes that the differences between Billy Graham’s children, Franklin Graham and Anne Graham Lotz, represent wider divisions among American evangelicals. Franklin Graham has been a vocal supporter of President Trump, while Lotz has avoided partisan messaging. Dias writes, “Nothing has revealed evangelicalism’s divisions more than Trump’s rise. If the white evangelical base that for decades looked to Billy for inspiration began to fracture as he aged, it flat out splintered in the 2016 presidential primaries.”

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