In a CNN Business article highlighting two pastors on a mission to stop QAnon theories among evangelicals, Billy Graham‘s granddaughter, Jerushah Duford, said, “I’m not sure Jesus would be welcomed in an American church today.”
Who Is Billy Graham’s Granddaughter?
Duford’s mother is author Virginia ‘Gigi’ Graham, the oldest of the five children children from the late evangelist Reverend Billy and Ruth Graham. Duford’s father, Stephan Tchividjian, who used to work as a clinical psychologist and Baptist minister, now serves as the founder and president of the Board of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida, and as the co-executive director of Lifework Leadership of South Florida. Duford is one of six children. Two of her brothers are well-known in the evangelical communities, Basyle ‘Boz’ Tchividjian was a former child abuse prosecutor who has been helping church abuse victims find justice and Tullian Tchividjian was the former pastor of a megachurch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, until infidelity within his caused him to step down.
“My grandfather Billy Graham would have spoken out against QAnon.” Duford said, “He was very true to God’s Word. It was just Gospel and Scripture. And you can’t do that and believe in QAnon.”
What Is QAnon?
QAnon is a movement that started with an anonymous post on the digital image board 4chan in 2017. The controversial conspiracy theories began with writings about supposed classified intel regarding President Donald Trump’s battle with a group of devil-worshiping pedophiles who traffic children and kill them for their blood. Since then, it has grown a cult-like following with even elected officials parroting QAnon talking points. The result has been a large segment of evangelical Christians believing the rhetoric.