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6/10/97 Southwestern not target of Billy Graham comment

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–During a nationally televised interview June 8, evangelist Billy Graham mentioned “a southwestern seminary” where his granddaughter was persecuted for a moral stand.
The seminary is not Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, according to a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Southwestern’s president, Ken Hemphill, added June 9, “None of Dr. Graham’s granddaughters have ever attended.”
Graham has been a long-time supporter of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is an honorary life member of the Southwestern Advisory Council.
Graham also has given support to the funding of the Drummond Chair of Prayer and Spiritual Formation at SWBTS in honor of his longtime friends and associates Lewis and Betty Drummond. Drummond, a scholar on spiritual awakenings, is a former president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.