October 16, 2012

After Romney meeting, Billy Graham website scrubs Mormon ‘cult’ reference

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RNS photo courtesy the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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(RNS) The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language labeling Mormonism a “cult” from its website after the famed evangelist met with Mitt Romney last week and pledged to help the GOP presidential nominee’s campaign. By Daniel Burke. 

  • Bruce Wilson

    Thanks for quoting me, Dan – your article may be the only one to hit mainstream media which acknowledges that the BGEA website still attacks Mormonism – even after scrubbing the one article.

    And as I point out in my articles, there’s the additional, much deeper issue that the Lausanne Movement which Billy Graham helped found in 1974 appears to have adopted the doctrinal position that Mormonism is a “cult”.

    ( see: http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/10/15/193647/78/ and http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/10/13/15260/703/ )

    Best
    Bruce Wilson

  • J

    “The features of a cult, according to website, are acceptance of revelations outside the Bible, belief in salvation through good works and unorthodox doctrines on the Trinity.”

    Then according to its own definition, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not count.

  • J

    Clarification:

    JW’s Do not support the trinity doctrine BASED on the bible.

  • itsameritocracy

    Billy Graham is not anti-Mormon. Billy Graham has never been anti-Mormon. #1984 #orwell

    BTW, wouldn’t Judaism fit his definition of a cult? Revelations outside “The Bible” (Midrash & Talmud); belief in salvation through good works (yes); unorthodox doctrines on the Trinity (does not exist).

  • Rebecca Davis-Nord

    Unitarians a cult? Seriously? Controlling UUs is like herding cats – no way the denomination is a cult, in any sense of the word.