Its called “dirtying” and obscuring Biblical Truth for humanistic political purposes. And it’s not the first time Billy Graham has done this. His gospel has always been a Humanistic Gospel.
A Billy Graham Evangelistic Association article labeling Mormonism a cult has been removed from the group’s website following the 93-year-old televangelist’s meeting with the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week.
Graham pledged to do “all I can” to help Romney get elected during the meeting
The Citizen-Times at 4:56 p.m. on Thursday captured the article, which said cults are “Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, Scientologists, and others.”
Graham met with Romney at his Montreat home just hours before. The article is not on the association’s Website today.
A search for Mormon this morning reveals six articles.
Three of them discuss cults but do not mention the Mormon faith. One, by Decision Magazine, discusses the author meeting “Christians who were once Mormons, Hindus, Jehovah’s Witnesses, agnostics, witches, Buddhists, Unitarians, New Agers, Muslims, Satanists and non-Messianic Jews.”
The other two are loosely about other religions but do not name them.
A personal spokeswoman for Graham referred questions this morning to the association. A spokesman there did not immediately return a message.
The Romney campaign in North Carolina did not immediately return a message.
Romney said Thursday that Graham’s son, Franklin, also an evangelical leader, had been helping his presidential bid.
The meeting was aimed at improving Romney’s image with conservative Christians, especially in the South where he will need strong turnout to win the White House.
Romney has faced some difficulty with evangelical voters, in part because some believe his Mormon faith means he is not a Christian.
Earlier this year, Franklin Graham expressed support for primary rival Rick Santorum, a Catholic. Pressed during an interview on MSNBC, Graham would not say that Romney was a Christian.
“He is a Mormon,” Franklin Graham said in February. “Most Christians would not recognize Mormonism … but he would be a good president if he won the nomination.”