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October 20, 2012

Endorsements and Theology

I am very disappointed in Rev. Billy Graham.  As a Catholic, I do not share all of his theology, but I have generally held him in high regard as a Christian leader.  If, as a matter of conscience, he has decided to endorse Governor Romney, that is fine.  If, as a matter of theology, he holds the conviction that Mormonism is a cult (a view he has publicly maintained for decades), that is his right.  However, hiding/denying the latter in order give greater credibility to the former strikes me as hypocritical. If this effective endorsement represents a shift in his theology, it would be far more meaningful to publish a statement indicating that Rev. Graham no longer believes that Mormonism is a cult. 


An archived version of the characterization of Mormonism as a cult, pulled from the Billy Graham website after it became obvious that it was in tension with the effective endorsement, may be found here...



Posted by Russell Powell on October 20, 2012 at 03:25 PM in Powell, Russell | Permalink


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