Billy Graham's group removes Mormon cult reference from website after Romney meeting
October 16th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
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Billy Graham's group removes Mormon cult reference from website after Romney meeting

(CNN) – 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?"


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  1. GI Joe

    I've lost all respect for Billy Graham. He's letting his rotten son use his name to make money for himself.

    October 16, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. rs

    Niether of these men have any core values.

    October 16, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. MrBeenThere

    Wow...... tell me it isn't so........ the Big Bill Graham opens his mouth and proclaims Mitt and the Mormon's are OK in his eye's. Who care's......... I'm a Christian and I always believe Billy Graham and his clan was a CULT, so one cult saying another cult isn't a cult isn't really all that news worthy............

    OBAMA 2012

    October 16, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |

    I am a Christian full of sin, but I'm against religion to a degree. Religion does nothing but divide people. Most of the world's wars are solely based on religion.

    Define oxymoron: "In God We Trust" is on the U.S. currency with FreeMasonry symbolism.

    October 16, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  5. MrBeenThere

    Kill's me that the Mormon faith actually teaches and grooms there youth it's OK to LIE to further your station in life, In all the years of my Christian up bringing I never read that anywhere in my Bible.

    October 16, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. NC

    The Grahams threw their followers under the bus. I am glad I never believed a word they said. A word of advice to anyone be careful who you follow the road to hell is paved in gold.

    October 16, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F

    As long as he is white, Mormonism is no longer a cult, according to the teavangelical.

    October 16, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. AzDem

    Did Mitt remove his "magical underwear" too?

    October 16, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  9. John

    GI Joe, it is a business. Its called the God business. You can lie, cheat, and steal six days out of the week and be granted forgiveness on Sunday. Thats an easy product to sell. Thats why many socalled good Christians are self righteous hypocrits.

    October 16, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Money talks !

    October 16, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Nick

    Wow Billy boy! Way to show that politics mean more to you than your own religion! This is a great illustration of the stranglehold the GOP has on the Christian church.

    October 16, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. cbr

    Will Mr. Graham now recognize Judaism? Will he now believe that we do not need to be saved by him or by the Mormons?

    October 16, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. Wake up People!

    That's right little sheeple, we will say and do anything to remove that colored boy from the White House, even if it does go against everything we have been saying for years......

    We must return whiteness to the white house.....

    And this is exactly why I pray daily and believe in God, but refuse to be a member of any church. Shame on this old decrepit fossil.

    OBAMA 2012!

    October 16, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  14. cbr

    Another person to whom Mr. Romney feels he has to give his allegiance. Where will all this end? He has given his soul to so many and made so many adjustments to his beliefs that very few of his original ideas are left. Why are we allowing this to happen? Why aren't we demanding that Mr. Romney explain all these affiliations? Why aren't we demanding answers about his proposed policies? He does not have a reputation for sitting down with others to come up with policy. The only time he supposedly did this, as in the MA healthcare policy, he ultimately took away any support and any allegiance to the plan.

    Why are we being so trusting with a man who has not held national office?

    October 16, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. Chris in NY

    Go figure what politics can do even to those who call themselves Christians. Is it any suprise why Christ stayed ten feet pole away from politics? Give Ceasar what is Ceasar's and God what is His. Money and power can destroy even the holiest of men. If Billy Graham couldn't convert the world through evangelism. I don't know why he thiks he can convert the world by legislating good behavior.

    October 16, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. pmoffler

    Was anyone aware of Mr. Romneys use of his Mormon status back during the Vietnam War to get a deferrement from duty in the military because he was a missionary? I believe it was a method Mr. Romney came up with in order for him to escape the possibility of getting hurt or dead and a way to further his political asperations! What happened to integrity in the White House? How about integrity in politics? Does Mr Romney say what he thinks sounds good but, his intentions are self gratuitous? Congress is another story! Let's have a recall election on ALL of them! They refuse to do anything that won't advance them either.!

    October 16, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  17. pmoffler for the Rmney deferrment story

    October 16, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. 1doctor

    Anything to win!!! Talk about flip-flops!

    October 16, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  19. John the Historian

    Well that was sure stupid of mr. Graham. I guess he is just a flip flip like Willard. Considering what Mr. Graham said about Jews during the Nixon years what does one expect. Mormonism is a cult. Only one percent of Americans are Mormons. No Christian group recognizes the fictional work book of mormon. The book of mormon was written by a polygamist, con man, and murderer. Joseph Smith died in a battle when while authorities wanted to arrest him. Joseph Smith had 87 wives, one as young as 14 years old. Joseph Smith's translation of Egyptian papyrus has proven to be wrong. Besides he never received any gold tablets that would have had to have weighed 200 pounds to contain the fictional story of the book of mormon. Jesus Christ did not preach to the American-Indians. The 13 tribe of Israel did not cross the Atlantic. Mark Twain called the book of mormon chloroform in print. If there were gold tablets display them, plus open mormon temples to the general public. BTW Brigham Young was also a murderer, rapist, and polygamist. Mormons I call on you to get educated. Please learn about true Christianity since mormonsim has stolen from freemasonry. Please flight FLDS. Stop hiding people like Warren Jeffs. Stop your secret baptizing of the dead non-mormons. Fight the anti-Christ of Williard. Show me the planet kolob.

    October 16, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. John the Historian

    Does anyone know how wives does Willard get when he loses ? Will he get 70 wives like rapist Brigham Young or 87 like rapist Joseph Smith ? Do mormons still get to keep their wives on the planet of kolob ? When the planet of kolob goes supernova will the archangel moroni come flying in to save everyone with 200 pound golden tablets with the fictional novle of the book of mormon ? I still don't understand if Anne Romney will get to take her horse with its mutliple partners ?

    October 16, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  21. wjmccartan

    Billy Graham, that's who Romney went to the man behind a multi million dollar christen group who set aside a special place who don't follow his drum. Anybody who thinks Jesus showed up in John Smith's backyard should have their head read anyway, and now Billy Graham throws away what he has stood for from the beginning to appease the republican party, we'll the devil says everyone has their price, I guess he was right.

    As for the other who have been drinking to much of the republican koolaid, well if Mittens did win you actually think he would care about the working man. Get a grip man. Now Romney's little bat buddy Ryan, ask him how his first job in the real world went, well since he has never had one it really is a redundant, he left university and went to hang out with the repulican party on the west coast and when he was ready he challenged the incumbent and won his seat at the ripe old age of 28,and has been involved in politics ever since. This man is doing everything he can to make himself out to be just one of the guys. This is why you should hhave 8 years to kick the can, but after that these people should be told their political career is over unless they can obtain a higher office. Stop making it somthing that taxpayers have to support somebody for 40 years while they screw the country over.

    All the people associated with politically funded lifestyles should have to go back to the general public. Get rid of those people who think its ok to screw around with the markets and cause millions of Americans to go broke and end up on the steeets.

    Obama may not be the best that's out there,but at least he works for all the peop le of the USA.

    Lucid one

    October 16, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  22. John the Historian

    Why do mormons not have not have interfaith services with Christians. I have never heard of a mormon bishop like Willard preaching in a Catholic, Lutheran, or Reformed church. I wonder why ? What are mormon cult followers hiding ?

    October 16, 2012 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
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