I thought the sight rather odd yesterday as I passed by the corner of Rosa L Parks Blvd and Commerce St: the statue of Billy Graham appeared to be strangled. A piece of lumber extended from the nearby cross, and it was attached to pieces of bubble wrap and tape keeping a tight grip around his neck.
The bus I was on zoomed on by, too quick for me to snap a photo. But Colby Sledge got a picture earlier today, as the machinery was there to lift him out of the ground:
Only slightly disturbing sight as Billy Graham statue is removed from former LifeWay campus pic.twitter.com/O5FR8TaHuf
— Colby Sledge (@Sledgefor17) June 21, 2016
Graham’s statue is leaving what was once Lifeway’s Nashville campus. As Lifeway prepares to construct a new headquarters in Nashville, they’re moving this statue to a Lifeway campus in Asheville, NC. It had been in that spot for 10 years.