Billy Graham de-cultifies Mormons in his website

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Shortly after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney enjoyed cookies and soft drinks with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham on Thursday at the elder Graham’s mountaintop retreat, a reference to Mormonism as a cult was scrubbed from the website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

In a section of the website called Billy Graham’s My Answer there had been the question “What is a cult?”

One fundamentalist hustler cooperating with another.

I think this will become about half of what we get to see in coming years from this crowd. The other half will stick to telling those who haven’t become True Believers – in their own particular sect – that you will roast in Perdition.

5 thoughts on “Billy Graham de-cultifies Mormons in his website

  1. Bill Housley says:

    What most likely happened is Mitt taught Billy what Mormons really believe (vs what lots of folks THINK we believe) and Billy saw that his Christian honesty and political credibility demanded that he change the reference.

    • moss says:

      You may be kidding yourself; but, no one else. Like any leading religion profiteer, Graham has always done his homework. Romney didn’t teach him anything he didn’t know – no, I think Eid has it wired. Political challenges force new relationships. LDS have never affected politics outside of a few Western states. Starting with political commitments to homophobes in California and leading up to Romney – Graham and the “respectable” evangelicals play the revision card.

      A political decision that should be acknowledged for what it is.

      • Bill Housley says:

        You’re the one fooling yourself. There have been numerous situations world wide where Mormons have influenced history from behind the scenes. LDS members have also served in Federal Government as Advisers, Secretary of Agriculture, Senators, and Federal Judges. President Reagan even traveled to Ogden Utah to observe the LDS Welfare program and how it worked.

        You really should get out more.

        • moss says:

          “Numerous situations” do not make a serious mainstream force.

          I used to travel to Ogden (and Salt Lake and the BYU campus in Provot) every 6 weeks to see clients. Woo-hoo. Doesn’t change reality – especially politics.

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