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"The same frontier was evident in a conversation Barth had with Billy Graham, in August 1960. His son Markus brought them together in Valais. However, this meeting was also a friendly one. ‚ÄòHe's a "jolly good fellow", with whom one can talk easily and openly; one has the impression that he is even capable of listening which is not always the case with such trumpeters of the gospel.' Two weeks later Barth has the same good impression after a second meeting with Graham, this time at home in Basle. But, ‚Äòit was very different when we went to hear him let loose in the St Jacob stadium that same evening and witnessed his influence on the masses.' ‚ÄòI was quite horrified. He acted like a madman and what he presented was certainly not the gospel.' ‚ÄòIt was the gospel at gun-point . . . He preached the law, not a message to make one happy. He wanted to terrify people. Threats ‚Äì they always make an impression. People would much rather be terrified than pleased. The more one heats up hell for them, the more they come running.' But even this success did not justify such preaching. It was illegitimate to make the gospel law or ‚Äòto "push" it like an article for sale . . . We must leave the good God freedom to do his own work'."But Franklin seems to be a whole other animal. Or apple. His recent attack on the LGBT community is a case in point. I do not hear grace in his voice, words, or actions. So, hence the cartoon. Sometimes the apple can fall far from the tree. Have you ever dreamed of becoming a patron of the arts? Help me out! Thanks.