Graham Web Site Removes Mormon Cult Reference For Romney

The religious right is getting schooled on how to mix politics and faith by the famous ‘fundamental’ Billy Graham ministries. In a show of theological cowardice, the ministry removed its reference to mormonism as a cult from their website. CNN’s Belief Blog Co-Editor Eric Marrapodi notes the following:

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.

When questioned about the removal, the following answer was given:

“We removed the information from the website because we do not wish to participate in a theological debate about something that has become politicized during this campaign.”

Right….why would a theological institution want to avoid theology unless they’re more interested in politics than truth? What they seem unobservant to is that the position they have taken is hypocritical because homosexuality is highly politicized but they maintain their stance on that subject (as they should). This kind of comprise isn’t just unbiblical, it’s downright satanic.

So why is Billy Graham sucking up to Mitt Romney? Who knows. Perhaps it’s the natural compromise of politics. The ministry is fully aware that Romney is pro-life and anti-gay marriage so they probably want to see those values embraced in the country more. None the less, the action they have taken in scrubbing the website from mormon references is horrible. Additionally, they have even gone to the extreme of having the Google Cache purged of the “offending” page. The ministry would have been in a much better position if they simply said “We support Romneys values, not his religion”.
Like all sins, the evidence isn’t so easily hidden. Much of the public has already referenced the webpage BGEA removed. Fortunately, the page can still be found at the Internet Archive: Read The Billy Graham Mormon Page Here

This entire debacle has only reaffirmed my position on politics. You don’t promote Christian values in the form of Presidential Elections. Politics is an occupation of compromise – the Bible is not.

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