I and many others noted recently that the Billy Graham Evangelical Association scrubbed their website of material that called Mormonism a cult immediately after Graham endorsed Mitt Romney for president. It seems other noticed it too, including some of his fellow fundies who are very upset about that:
The Rev. Samuel Wynn admired Billy Graham and his evangelistic association for decades, joining its spiritual crusades and urging fellow Christians to do the same. But no more.
“I will never again support anything by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,” said Wynn, the superintendent of a United Methodist Church district in Fayetteville, N.C…
Howell Scott, senior pastor Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo, N.M., said Graham’s declassification of Mormonism as a cult “will have disastrous unintended consequences.”
“The most immediate consequence will be the acceptance and approval of Mormonism as a legitimate Christian ‘denomination’ or faith group,” Scott wrote on his blog last week. “The blurring will only increase if Mitt Romney is elected president.”…
Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, said was prepared to vote for Romney — until last week.
“The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association probably cost Mitt Romney my November ballot when it stopped calling Mormonism a cult explicitly because of this election,” Barber wrote on his blog.
“For the sake of my congregation, when Billy Graham is muddying the waters of the gospel, I have an obligation to provide clarity,” Barber continued.
Politics has always trumped religion for Graham, and his son, who runs the organization, is even worse.