By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org
A fashion publication that targets teen girls has gone off the deep end attacking Billy Graham immediately after he died in a column laced with vile and base profanity. “Teen Vogue” Columnist Lauren Duca responded to news of Rev. Billy Graham’s death by telling him to, “Have fun in hell, bitch.”
Taking to Twitter after news broke that the world-renowned and beloved evangelist had died Wednesday at age 99, Duca mocked Graham’s longevity and hurled her insult:
“The big news today is that Billy Graham was still alive this whole time. Anyway, have fun in hell, bitch.”
After receiving backlash on Twitter for her hateful irreverence, Duca doubled-down on her comment, declaring that “Respecting the dead” only applies to people who weren’t evil pieces of sh*t while they were alive, thanks.”
Readers should note that the magazine targets teenagers. The Duca remarks would be vile and unseemly in any respectable publication, but to use the Teen Vogue banner to smear a good and decent man is beyond the pale. According to Fox News Teen Vogue did not respond to calls for comment.
Graham, who had been in ill health for a number of years, was regularly listed in polls as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World.”
Duca gained national prominence by sparring with Tucker Carlson on Fox News in late 2016 and has since made donations to Planned Parenthood in Carlson’s name. She has been outspoken about her disdain for President Trump and once tweeted a letter that Hillary Clinton reportedly sent her for showing “courage and poise” on the internet.
It’s unclear why Duca wasn’t a fan of Graham, who was noted for consulting and praying with every president from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. In the 1960s, he ardently opposed segregation, refusing to speak to segregated audiences.
Graham also angered the LGBTQ community for disapproving of homosexuality with rhetoric that included asking if God judges people with AIDS. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has been accused of homophobia and anti-LGBTQ initiatives.
While Duca mocked him, Vice President Mike Pence called Graham “one of the greatest Americans of the century,” and former President George H.W. Bush referred to Graham as “America’s pastor.”
President Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have also all expressed condolences. Parents of teen girls who subscribe to Teen Vogue should have a talk with their daughters about the value of a publication like that.