This exchange makes its way around the Internet from time to time and bears repeating in its original form.
On September 13, 2001, Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed by Jane Clayson on CBS’s Early Show.
Jane Clayson: I’ve heard people say, those who are religious, those who are not, “If God is good, how could God let this happen?” To that, you say?
Anne Graham Lotz: I say God is also angry when He sees something like this. I would say also for several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God and said, God, we want You out of our schools, our government, our business; we want You out of our marketplace. And God, who is a gentleman, has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life, removing His hand of blessing and protection. We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, we’re sorry we have treated You this way and we invite You now to come into our national life. We put our trust in You. We have our trust in God on our coins, we need to practice it.