By now I am sure you have heard that Billy Graham has endorsed Mitt Romney in his bid for the Presidency. Soon after that, Billy Graham’s website took down an article which labeled Mormonism as a cult. I emailed Billy Graham, asked why the information was taken down and encouraged him to put the article back on his website. I knew what would come next if he didn’t. The official statement from Billy Graham’s ministry was reported as saying, “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.” I then addressed this issue on our blog by posting, “An Open Letter to Billy Graham Regarding Mitt Romney and Mormonism.”
As I predicted, the secular media, and Mormons in particular, have taken advantage of Graham’s actions. I have read reports ranging from claims that because Graham took the “cult” label off of Mormonism, he is treating people the way he would want to be treated, to claiming he must no longer believe that Mormonism is a cult.
Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Billy Graham no longer believes that Mormonism is a cult and he has removed the cult label to be nice. If that is the case, then Mitt Romney and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owe Billy Graham an apology. Why? Because it is hypocritical for Mormons to accept their new endorsement, yet still maintain what they really think about “other” Christians. Earlier this year I wrote an article on our website titled, Mormonism’s Hypocritical Attack. I will rephrase some of what I wrote then and apply it directly to Billy Graham.
Keep in mind that these choice quotes are from Mormon authorities ranging from the Book of Mormon, to Mormon prophets Spencer W. Kimball and Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. What do they really believe about Billy Graham and the type of Christianity he represents? Please put on your seat belts and put your seat backs and tables in their upright and locked positions. We are about to experience some expected turbulence.
– Billy Graham’s religion was hatched in hell.
–Billy Graham’s Church is the Church of the Devil.
– Billy Graham’s Jesus is mythical.
– Billy Graham’s Trinity is a monster.
– Billy Graham’s creeds are an abomination.
– Billy Graham’s grace is a fallacious doctrine originated by Satan.
– Billy Graham is presumptuous and blasphemous for performing marriages and offering communion.
– Billy Graham is damned.
– Billy Graham has no right to preach the gospel.
– Billy Graham is not a true Christian.
Those last three just kill me. If you can believe it, I went into more detail with these quotes in the original article. Don’t bother to tell me that these quotes are inaccurate or taken out of context. References are included on my original article so you can check for accuracy and context there. If, by chance, a Mormon claims that some of these quotes are not official, please just answer this question. Do Billy Graham and Christians like him need official insults before we can be offended?