Samaritan’s Purse CEO and president, world-wide evangelical leader, and son of the late great Billy Graham, Rev. Franklin Graham is an advocate for telling Christians to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Graham recently revealed in an interview that he has taken the vaccine.
In an ABC News Prime time special titled ‘Faith & Science: The Role of Church Leaders in Vaccination Efforts,‘ Graham spoke with ABC News’ Terry Moran on the grounds of his father’s childhood home at the Billy Graham Library.
The 68 year-old Graham told ABC News, “My father believed in modern medicine. If any time there was a vaccine that would help protect you, he was an advocate for it…he took it.”
ABC News noted that “Billy Graham who many evangelical leaders continue to admire years after his death was born at the height of the 1918 flu pandemic, which claimed several members of the Graham family.”
“I believe it is consistent with Scripture that we protect our lives and do whatever we can to save life,” Franklin Graham said. “So I don’t have any problem with telling a person to take an aspirin or telling a person to have a vaccine.”