Monday, October 12, 2009

Franklin Graham's salary??

In today's Monday Morning Insight there is a scathing article about Franklin Graham's $1.2 million dollar salary from both the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association AND Samaritan's Purse. I don't know. Is being a CEO of a christian organization devoted to sending shoe boxes full of toys and evangelistic tracts worth that much? Isn't this a good reason to seriously evaluate participating in Samaritan's Purse in favor of the Evangelical Covenant's Children's Christmas Initiative in Congo? I know our denominational staff do not pull down those kind of dollars!


At 5:15 PM , Blogger Kalon L said...

It's a worthwhile question that you raise Don. But it needs to be answered based upon facts, not any visceral reaction we might have. Why doesn't the council (or maybe the compassion and justice group) select a couple of people to research this issue and make a recommendation along with presenting whatever relevant facts they have uncovered?

At 8:35 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

Good comment. I think they will.

At 3:26 AM , Blogger Lambie said...

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At 3:28 AM , Blogger Lambie said...

It's a good idea to follow up on the whole story, not just what you saw reported first. When a reporter is presenting a story in the media with the intent of making a prominent Christian leader look bad, you might not not be getting every facet of the story on the first round. For exampe, sending shoe boxes is not Franklin's Graham entire or even primary work. He wasn't paid that money merely to send shoe boxes to the Congo. And much of the money you mention was not a salary, but a one-time payment from the Billy Graham Association (which has no connection to the shoe boxes) to catch up on years of not receiving retirement benefits. Even so, it's a lot of money. But after the story was reported as it was, Franklin responded by saying he would ask his board to allow him to work for the Billy Graham Association with no compensation, for nothing. I kind of like that reaction -- swift, chastened, and making it right.

At 2:45 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What people don't know is the lifestyle Franklin lives. I do know, and it is extravagant.

People of fame begin to think they are more worthy than others.

Worse yet are the groupies who work for him and think he is superior to their families, and deserving of devotion that borders on the insane.

Something is not right there.

At 8:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work for him and am not a groupie nor do I feel he is superior, but I do find your comments arrogant and idiotic in assuming you know how people who work for him feel. You're a joke!

At 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do not need to worry about his $1.2M salary because at least that much and enough to cover any shipping expenses for the boxes is included in the shoe boxes and besides that it is all in cash. (no taxes)

At 10:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless him for all the good he is doing. But, do you think he himself just found out how much he makes, or is he really worried about future implications of trying to make obscene money out of charitable contributions?

At 3:43 PM , Blogger Freddy said...

It's sad that Franklyn Graham received a compensation package worth 1.2 million while laying off 55 workers. Well the heck with the little people.
Sadder still is when he asks the board of BGEA not to pay him ONE DAY after the article came out.
BTW 5 people on the board of directors are directly related to him! Nice!
I think this is very Christ like don't you?

At 3:50 PM , Blogger Freddy said...

Franklyn Graham does not consider Donald Trump's bid for President to be a joke! He says The Donald makes more and mores sense to him as a serious presidential candidate...
And at the same time he is judging Obama saying he may not be a Christian. So "The Donald" with this three wives and "HONEST" business dealings is a Christian? Of course this makes perfect sense!
Perhaps we are living in the end times. I think now I have no doubts.


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