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

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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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Lisa

    Mormonism is no more a cult than Christianity.

    October 16, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    Mormonisism IS a cult and I don't care if they do remove it from their website.

    October 16, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |

    It's still a CULT! WAKE up PEOPLE and do your own research!

    October 16, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Thomas

    Jon Huntsman's Mormon . He's sons volunteered for the military , why didn't any of Mitt Romney's five sons ?

    Scientology isn't a cult as well .

    October 16, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  5. Bill from GA

    Cult or not, I know that Mormons will pressure Christians to convert and will tell them they are NOT saved until they become Mormons. And they can be really rude and insistent about it

    Billy Graham has sold out.

    October 16, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  6. kayla

    so the geezar suppose to be the god father? mr multiple personality will need more than billy to win, he needs God

    October 16, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |

    The LDS church is a cult. I don't like labeling people, but it is what it is. A so called religion that condones polygamy sounds like a cult to me. A so called religion that states African-Americans are doomed sounds like a cult to me. There's a reason why George Romney was born in Mexico. And what's up with the Holy Tighty Whities? Is that their version of a turban?

    October 16, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. Boo


    October 16, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |

    Wow so you spend your life serving the right god but for the sake of political beliefs you crusify jesus again

    October 16, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |

    Were the cookies freshly baked Willard or do they look like they came from 7-11?

    October 16, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. Independent

    I have seen both debates thus far and conclude that Mitt is not a fit, so I must omit.

    October 16, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    "Mormonism is no more a cult than Christianity."

    If you'd like, I can twist that right around on you so that we're talking about just how much Christianity is a cult in the first place. Let me know.

    In the meantime, I'll just point out that, going by your own working definition of "cult", Islam's not a "cult" either. Now, let's see how many GOPers/Teatrolls we can get to admit that without them saying "yeah, they're a [fill in something "worse" than a "cult"]."

    October 16, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  13. Gurgyl

    Billy graham is a cult leader that is sold out to big bidder???? Idiot. GOP is a CULT. Vote all these GOP thugs out. Yes, on OBAMA12.

    October 16, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |

    If Church wants to engage in politics they should lose the tax exemption they now enjoy.

    October 16, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |

    They don't serve the god we serve they dont believe in Jesus I and my father are one that is the god we serve

    October 16, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  16. Namejkane sfl a vote for lady parts romney the tax cheat and lyin lady parts ryan willcut your moms medicare and soc sec . .can you afford to pay for them???

    I'll put it back ,the mormons are a well known cult ,known throughout the word as a cult !!!

    October 16, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |

    Exodus 20:3

    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    October 16, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Time for IRS to do their job and tax churches. Now we finally know what Billy Graham thinks of President Obama without saying a word. I wonder what Graham has to say about athiest.

    October 16, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  19. REGinAZ

    Regardless of what religious groups are conned into doing in hopes of manipulating their followers, the people's interests arev far more extensive and aren't served by deceptive appearences and actions. The Republicans like to claim that President Obama and the Democrats have "failed" by having accomplished nothing during Obama's term.  The reality, the truth, which the Republicans have continually proven they have no respect for, is quite the opposite as President Obama has accomplished a great deal – from saving the auto industry, to financial reforms, to getting us out of Iraq, to killing bin Laden, to aggressively fighting Al Qaeda and on and on with much more to his credit.  Of course, even while we are seeing current progress, jobs and the economy are still the major concern and more success is definitely needed and promised there.  

    To be objective and realistic let's look at what the Republicans have accomplished in the same time period – nothing, that's right, nothing.  Oh they really need to take credit for stubborning blocking and arrogantly faulting all efforts, for putting their political ambitions before their responsibilities, for belligerently protecting the Bush tax cuts for the very wealthy, for catering to Special Interests, for refusing to give bipartisan cooperation and fighting health care reform and now seeking to repeal Obamacare instead of ever working to fine tune it, even though it is already giving benefit, for using mega-millions from "the money", their strong supporters and masters, to spread their propaganda aimed to con the people and manipulate public opinion and also used to intimidate and con their own to assure unity behind "the money's" interests, they can take credit for trying to throw women's rights under the bus and for forcing moderates out of the Republican Party .... over all, they can take credit for being "puppets" for "the money" and for insultingly taking the people for granted.  

    The reality is that what the Republican / Tea Party offers is more of the same, with Bush-Cheney being their ideal model and what they are aggressively striving to return to .... a concentration on serving the 1% and neglecting the 99%, to literally push this country further into being a two-class society with the few competing in having it all while the majority continually loose more. Whatever is said, even the debates, mean little as all of this tells the story and objectively and rationally identifies the reality.

    October 16, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  20. NC

    We all know what hyprocrites the Grahams are. Billy Graham was good friends with Richard Nixon, he never spoke out for civil rights. Franklin Graham is controlling everything now, he hates our President, he hates Mulisms and anyone nonwhite. Franklin Graham is nothing but a past druggie that says he is saved. Romney went to Asheville a democrat controlled city just to get Billy Graham's blessing for the Christian vote. If they believed Romney belonged to a cult for years they still do. They would rather have a white cult leader than a black Christian leader.

    October 16, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Tagg Romney under investigation for Insider trading. Tagg is Mitt Romney's oldest son and founder of Solamere Capital.

    True of False ?

    October 16, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    Billy ddn't remove it - his son was probably paid a hefty son by Mitt to remove it. Cash flows from Willard's hands in private rooms to win this election.

    Mormonism is a cult founded about 200 years ago so 2 con-men could have multiple 12-year old wives. Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.

    October 16, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. GI Joe

    a hefty SUM - untraceable cash, no doubt.

    October 16, 2012 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. Sorensen

    Of course it is a cult. Based on the funny book that came flying down from heaven!!
    Like Scientology, Christian Science, Jehovas Witnesses, The mombassa Starlights, The Tea Party, etc.
    And so what? Intelligent and educated people do not take any of them seriously anyway.

    October 16, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. GI Joe

    A 90 year old man doesn't "scrub" anything. He probably doesn't even know about the page. His crooked son is the one that did it.

    October 16, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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