Though the picture is grainy , this is the nanosecond middle finger flick Billy Graham made in his 1984 Anchorage Alaska crusade . He has made many of these . So have many other TBN pastors and guests . He formed this obscene gesture as he told of the prodigal son's request for one third of his inheritance . I put the few seconds of the actual footage on YouTube . How is Jesus directing him to do this ?