May 14, 2021 - Health

Franklin Graham prods Christians to vaccinate or "it could be too late"


The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, told me for "Axios on HBO" that more Christians need to get vaccinated.

Using the cadence of an altar call, he gave this preacher's plea: "I want people to know that God loves them. ... He will forgive you and God will accept you into his presence."

  • "I want people to know that COVID-19 can kill you," he continued. "But we have a vaccine out there that could possibly save your life. And if you wait, it could be too late."
  • During my visit to North Wilkesboro, N.C., Graham told me about his recent visit with Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago, and we talked about President Biden and more.

Catch the full interview Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on "Axios on HBO," on HBO and HBO Max.

Go deeper