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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:51 AM

Billy Graham Faces Backlash Over Mormon 'Cult' Removal

Source: Huffington Post

(RNS) 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.

The source of Wynn's ire: The BGEA's recent removal of language on its website calling Mormonism a "cult."

The scrubbing followed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's pilgrimage to Billy Graham's mountaintop home in Montreat, N.C. After the Oct. 11 meeting, Graham pledged to "do all I can to help" Romney, according to a campaign aide.

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Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/billy-graham-website-mormon-cult-removed-backlash_n_2012209.html

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Reply Billy Graham Faces Backlash Over Mormon 'Cult' Removal (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #1
lalalu Oct 2012 #2
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #17
lalalu Oct 2012 #29
AspenRose Oct 2012 #34
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #39
randome Oct 2012 #3
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #71
JRLeft Oct 2012 #4
nc4bo Oct 2012 #74
The CCC Oct 2012 #5
nichomachus Oct 2012 #28
Hestia Oct 2012 #40
dumbledork Oct 2012 #41
Moonwalk Oct 2012 #47
azureblue Oct 2012 #60
libdem4life Oct 2012 #64
dumbledork Oct 2012 #62
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2012 #78
cordelia Oct 2012 #38
psychopomp Oct 2012 #75
Swede Atlanta Oct 2012 #6
Shadowflash Oct 2012 #36
dumbledork Oct 2012 #42
amuse bouche Oct 2012 #49
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #48
happyslug Oct 2012 #81
Bainbridge Bear Oct 2012 #7
heaven05 Oct 2012 #8
patrice Oct 2012 #21
strongermessage Oct 2012 #9
november3rd Oct 2012 #10
Berlum Oct 2012 #22
GoneOffShore Oct 2012 #32
dumbledork Oct 2012 #43
obamanut2012 Oct 2012 #51
dumbledork Oct 2012 #63
TlalocW Oct 2012 #11
GeorgeGist Oct 2012 #12
progressoid Oct 2012 #13
MatthewStLouis Oct 2012 #30
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #14
strongermessage Oct 2012 #18
hamsterjill Oct 2012 #24
Londoncalling Oct 2012 #15
toby jo Oct 2012 #44
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Berlum Oct 2012 #19
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:52 AM

1. Well if you live by the 'sword of the lord'...

...you die by the 'sword of the lord.'

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

2. I thought his son had pretty much taken over?

 

The last I read there was some type of rightwing war going on behind the scenes. It seems Billy Graham's son is a real extremist.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:31 AM

17. Not sure. Franklin has his own cash cow, err, ministry known as Samaritan's Purse

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but maybe he is also still involved with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:11 PM

29. cash cow

 

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

34. Samaritan's Purse

eom

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Response to AspenRose (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:50 PM

39. Right. Corrected it. Heh. "Shepherds Purse" is the name of a weed in the

mustard family. I guess I sort of revealed something about my identity.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:55 AM

3. Keep fighting each other, morons.

Your power and prestige are dripping away.

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Response to randome (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:59 PM

71. +1

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:56 AM

4. Since the person in NC won't support Billy Graham anymore, then he should vote for

the President.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:57 PM

74. If they were supporting BG, they wouldn't vote for O anyway. Fundie/fetus/right to choose/Obama.

I'd like to give them that link where it wants Fundies to vote for Jesus as a write-in.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

5. The Rev. Samuel Wyn

What a maroon. All religions, and many non religions, are cults by definition.

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Response to The CCC (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:05 PM

28. No they're not

There are vast differences between religions and what we commonly mean by cult.

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Response to nichomachus (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:52 PM

40. All religions are a cult - here's the definition

cult
noun
1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
3. the object of such devotion.
4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5. Sociology . a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.

Just because someone uses a word incorrectly and it becomes common, doesn't mean it's actual definition.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:54 PM

41. The de-facto (rational) definition of a cult is

 

a religion with little or no political power.

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Response to dumbledork (Reply #41)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:33 PM

47. If that was the definition (and sorry, it's not) then Mormonism would not be a cult.

You can't be any more politically powerful then to have a member of said cult running for president with tons of wealthy backers. And this doesn't even get into their political power at getting Prop. 8 passed, or just the fact that they effectively "own" a state and influence the vote of that state in elections. IF this was a valid definition, then we'd have to say that Mormonism outgrew being a cult loooong ago.

Edited to add: I say it's not the definition because you can belong to, say, the Cult of Apple. Yet Apple is far from powerless. Size doesn't define what is or is not a cult, nor does power.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #47)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:36 PM

60. a cult is

somebody else's religion you don't like...

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Response to azureblue (Reply #60)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:51 PM

64. linguistically related to the definition of "a terrorist".

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #47)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:18 PM

62. My opinion is that Rmoney is the GOP nominee not because of but in spite of his religion.

 

Mormonism/LDS doesn't fall into my previous definition anyway.
"cult" is a neutral appellation even though many people use it pejoratively. I think ALL religion is insane and delusional but I reserve the term cult for a select few...in my own estimation. I know mileage varies wildly and that's ok.

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Response to Hestia (Reply #40)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:45 AM

78. I agree with Hestia and the dictionary definition.

I can be good without gawd.


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Response to The CCC (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:44 PM

38. Wrong.

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Response to The CCC (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:21 PM

75. Do not denigrate a good people by using an old racist term

Maroons were vilified by those who would enslave them; they were not fools, but strong people who would not compromise for their freedom:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_(people)

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

6. Regardless of the irony of all of this.....

As a Christian I cannot see Mormonism as anything but a cult. Their belief system may include Christ but he is not the center of their beliefs. Even Muslims acknowledge Jesus as a prophet.

The secret rituals, etc. are something far afield from mainstream Christianity.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

36. As an Atheist

I see Christianity as a cult and just as absurd as Mormonism, or any other belief in gods.

I guess it's all just in your point of view.

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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:55 PM

42. There's a great synopsis of Mormonism (and some other systems of money collection) at

 

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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:55 PM

49. I could not agree more

and I am so fed up with all their bull crap in politics.

I miss the old days where people kept their beliefs to themselves and minded their own damn business

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:52 PM

48. LDS is definitely neither Christian nor an Abrahamic religion

As a polytheistic tradition, it can't be. It ties itself to Christianity, and has the facade of worshiping the same God as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, but it doesn't.

I am a non believer, but I do think LDS is a cult in the way Scientology is, and Mormonism is definitely not a Christian denomination.

Billy Graham Ministries will lose a lot of support and money because of this move, especially a move so late in the election.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:37 PM

81. Moslems also believe that at the end of times, it is Christ that will return and lead the Moslems

During the Middle ages, it was common for Christians to view Islam as a heretical Christian group as opposed to another religion. To a lesser extent, so did the Moslems when it came to Christians.

One of the reasons for this position was Mohammad used many of the same text in the Jewish Bible along with stories tied in with Christianity. An example of the later is the story of the Christians being persecuted by the Romans who retreated into a cave and slept for 309 years and during that 309 years a dog watched over them so no one would brother them (This is the Story of the Cave in the Koran). Another such early Christian Legend that made the Koran is how Mary gave birth to Jesus without any pain, for she was the perfect woman.

More on Mary in the Koran:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_views_of_Mary

English translation of the Islamic Book of Mariam (This was Mary's actual name, it had been the name of Moses's wife, the Catholic Vulgate (Latin translation of the Bible) used Mariam for every other Mariam in the Bible, but reserved the name Mary for the Virgin Mother.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=DIV0&byte=468143

Here is the story of the "Seven Sleepers" the early Christian story that became part of the Koran as the story of the Cave:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sleepers

Please note the Koran is organized is length of books, the longest books are first, the shortest book is at the end.

Just a comment on Christianity and Islam, both are interconnected, many of the stories in both the Koran and the Bible are stories that tell lessons for people to live by. We have to remember, both books are NOT list of things we are to do or not do, but stories about how others have faced and handled similar problems. Thus one should NOT give much weight to a single comment in such a story, but the story as a whole and what the story as a while was meant to support. As a Catholic Cardinal once wrote, the Bible is just a book, it is a collection of stories nothing more nothing less. It is collection of stories to help us live our own lives not a list of things we have to do (or not do). The Cardinal went on and said, God gave us the ability to think, but thought without an idea to frame those thoughts is meaningless. The bible is just one way to frame your thoughts, if used properly a good tool, if used improperly a tool of evil, i.e. the Bible is just like any other tool or idea, capable of both and it is our duty to use it and any other tool we have for good.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:59 AM

7. When all of these right-wing

 

"Christians" thought that someone like that idiot Santorum (to them, a "real" Christian) was going to be the nominee they were calling Mitt and his religion a "cult". Now that Mitt is running against Obama they support him and his cult so they can get rid of Obama. What a bunch of hypocrites.

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Response to Bainbridge Bear (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:06 AM

8. demons

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Response to Bainbridge Bear (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:36 AM

21. This is because all of them have discovered that they are Mormons of the "Chrstian" sub-type. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:15 AM

9. Bigotry and greed.

Mormonism was a cult until a mega-millionaire became the opponent of a Black man who supports the 99%. I don't remember, but during the last election after palin got the nomination, did graham scrub anything about witchcraft from his site?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:17 AM

10. Check The Bible

The reason why Mormonism is essentially a Christian heresy, and was universally regarded as such until Mitt Romney received the Republican nomination is clearly expressed in the Letter from Paul to the Galatians, chapter 1 verse 9:

If any man is preaching to you a gospel that is contrary to what you received (from me), he is to be accursed!


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Response to november3rd (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:37 AM

22. Christians are called upon to CURSE the Mormons?

That seems, um, weird & wicked.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:18 PM

32. But so typical.

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Response to november3rd (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:57 PM

43. According to Saul, the Terrorist of Tarsus. Check this out

 

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Response to november3rd (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

51. It has nothing to do with Paul and HIS unchristian ministry

Because, if one is a Paulist, I don't believe they can also be a Christian. I don't get why Christians still study anything but the Gospels and The Acts, and even John is rather suspect imo.

Regardless, the LDS believe in a polytheistic religion, and do not believe in the Trinity. These two things alone make the LDS not only NOT Christian, but also makes it NOT an Abrahamic religion, like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. They literally do not worship the same God. That's not even getting into things like Earth's God having actual sex with Mary, nor the Jesus and Satan being brothers stuff.

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Response to november3rd (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 06:21 PM

63. Here's a rational response to that:

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:17 AM

11. I've said many a time

That Romney was going to have a hard time with evangelical Christians because their leaders had called Mormonism a cult and satanic for years. I also said that the leaders would show themselves to be the hypocrites they are and do a 180 and fall in behind Romney, but their flock would have a hard time mustering up the enthusiasm. And thanks to their breaking the commandment of not bearing false witness, in the more extreme parts of their flocks, the election comes down to the Mormon versus the Muslim, giving them no real reason to get excited about voting.

I've seen a few articles like this one - evangelical Christian can't vote for a cult - and even have a few friends who while voting for him are not doing it because they're excited about it and are in fact troubled in a religious sense. Its their hatred of Obama that's pushing them to slowly get off the couch and trudge despondently to the voting booths.

TlalocW

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:19 AM

12. Meh ...

Billy's going to hell.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:22 AM

13. " pilgrimage to Billy Graham's mountaintop"

Heh heh heh. Great phrase!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:12 PM

30. I love the biblical undertones.

Of course, Jesus was able to rebuff the devil while Billy decided to help him!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:23 AM

14. They will all be fighting amongst themselves if given enough time.

That's part of what I don't understand about all of this "evangelical" stuff. Catholics and Baptists (as examples only) do not believe the same.

I grew up in a small, rural area in Texas and saw this all the time. The Church of Christ believers held different beliefs than the Catholics and/or Baptists, etc., etc., etc.

They all act like they are united against Obama. But give them time and they will be knifing each other in the back.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:34 AM

18. Well said.

A few years ago, evangelical Baptists were passing out tracts in rural Pennsylvania condemning Catholics to hell for confessing their sins to priests and for praying to the Virgin Mary.

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Response to strongermessage (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:55 AM

24. Oh, yeah!

And those Baptists don't like it when those Catholic ceremonies call for Catholics to kiss the feet of the baby Jesus.

How do I know? Raised as a Baptist...married a Catholic. Shocked the whole town!!! LOL

I don't believe for a minute all of these "non-demonimational" churches that have sprung up. It all sounds good. it all looks good. But when you get right down to it, they each have their own ties to one of the main religions, and sooner or later, their beliefs will conflict with one another and they will be duking it out.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:27 AM

15. What happens to all of those tracts

they sell in Christian bookshops which explain how to save Mormons from certain hell.

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Response to Londoncalling (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:03 PM

44. Well, the Mormons are baptizing dead people into their faith

so maybe it all cancels out.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:27 AM

16. I am not a fan of Mormonism but .....

I think for evangelicals to slap them with the "cult" label is a bit rich.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:34 AM

19. Republican so-called 'christians' are all going to lose their souls and roast in HELL for eternity

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Obviously.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:14 PM

46. That is a fact.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:36 AM

20. "If retcons can work for TV, why not for TV-made religion, right?"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

23. lol

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

25. BGEA is just a name now

like Jimmy Dean sausage. has no relation to the original person. Some Cultist called Franklin Graham runs things now Should be renamed the FGEA. Billy knows it's a cult. But it's a political wing now thanks to that Jackass Franklin who doesn't give a shit about his dad. That money you bet..

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:00 PM

26. Religious Endorsements

To me, it simply reaffirms that religious endorsements are sold to the highest bidder. How can Mormonism be considered a cult one day by the Graham website, and then not be considered a cult the following day?

It either IS a cult in Graham's views, or it is NOT a cult. Obviously, since the language was on the website, Graham thought Mormonism is a cult. To have scrubbed the website, to me, is pretty hypocritical.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:02 PM

27. Franklin really is making a mess of things

all the stuff he's doing in his dad's name is pissing off all sides

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:14 PM

45. Good! Let us Prey!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

31. Please tell me

that there is a SuperPac preparing to send educational materials to Christians in Virginia and North Carolina about Jesus' "also ran" status, powerful underwear, and the star system Kolob. Someone is on that, right?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:19 PM

33. Religions playing politics? Tax them!

Who would jesus endorse?

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Response to ellie50 (Reply #33)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:11 PM

54. Oh yeah baby

That's what I'm talkin' about!!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

35. I hope it really does backfire in a big way because Frank Shaeffer is extremely concerned about them

doing this. Says it shows how they know that they will get the forced-birth support they want from Romney. He's also worried that it will unleash 1/3 of the electorate to feel free to go vote for Romney now.

http://ianmasters.com/sites/default/files/mp3/bbriefing_2012_10_24c_frank%20schaeffer.mp3

Those with some conviction and integrity on at least this topic will react as Wynn did, but to a lot of them it will clear their conscience to vote for Romney since there were probably waiting for a sign from god that it is okay to do so.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

37. Money before belief. Party before nation.

typical repuke.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:56 PM

50. Methodist are not Evangelicals.

They tend to be too inclusive, and lack the whole condemnation, fire & brimstone stuff.

I'm thinking this fellow may be using Graham's actions to shine a spotlight on the hypocrisy of Graham. With a little backhanded compliment to give his words more bite with the Evangelicals.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #50)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:04 PM

53. Methodists ARE Evangelicals

I think a lot of people don't realize that.

They are, however, not Fundamentalists, and are also not anti science. For example, the official stance on Evolution is that it's A-OK. There is also a split re: same-sex marriage, but that split is narrowing every year. Also, women are ordained and hold other leadership roles in the Church. A friend is a Methodist minister btw.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #53)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

56. You're right on that.

I was confusing my fundamentalists and evangelicals.

Thanks for pointing out my error!

I know some pretty progressive Methodist, which was why I didn't want the whole group lumped in with the likes of Graham.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #56)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:17 PM

57. No problem!

I interchange them myself, even though I know better.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #53)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:32 PM

65. Methodists baptize babies

Definitions of "evangelical" greatly vary of course, but almost all don't believe in baptizing babies and they are almost always lumped with mainline Protestants. You are right about not being fundamentalist though.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #65)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:30 PM

76. The Methodist Church considers itself Evangelical

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #65)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 04:20 AM

79. Pedobaptism versus Credobaptism isn't a dividing line for fundamentalism, plenty of

fundamentalist groups fall on either side of that debate. OTOH, Baptists and Pentecostals are credobaptist, which is probably where you picked up that impression. However, the big trend in wackdoodle theology is NeoCalvinist Reformed theology, and they tend to be evenly split between credobaptist Reformed Baptists and pedobaptist Reformed Presbyterians.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:01 PM

52. Ahhh so nice to see the Christian hate groups fighting amongst themselves

 

Over where their hate should be directed.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:13 PM

55. Backlash as he should

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:37 PM

58. Racism trumps religious animosity.

It is virtually a syllogism.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:55 PM

59. religious fanatics

Love to see religious fanatics go after each other.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:09 PM

61. Gee Billy, if you were wrong about something as strong as classifying Mormonism as a cult...

What else have you been wrong about all these years?

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #61)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:33 PM

72. 1) getting caught on the Nixon Tapes showing his anti-Semitic side!

Showing the whole world what a bigot he is.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:44 PM

66. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:00 PM

67. Theologically Mormonism teaches the existence of a multitude of Gods of which the God of the Bible

and the Book of Mormons is only one of a countless number of essentially equal Gods. Whether or not there does exist a multitude of Gods - I have no personal opinion one way or the other. But, such a believe system is not in any orthodox, traditional or Evangelical sense a Christan religion. The Reverend Graham who I have generally regarded as a fairly decent sort is simply declaring openly that he considers electing a Republican President to be far more important than the core beliefs of his life's work.

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Response to Douglas Carpenter (Reply #67)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:32 PM

69. My 92 yr old minister father makes some

bad decisions, ones he would not have made when younger and sharper.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:30 PM

68. Anyone into Graham was already

voting Republic.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:59 PM

70. One cult leader in trouble for endorsing another cult leader.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 10:36 PM

73. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:33 PM

77. Told someone about BG endorsing Mitt and they freaked. They'd been taught LDS = cult.

When people hear that stuff for 40 years in church, you won't going to shake it out of them easily.

Some less religious are more worried about Obama's alleged Muslim-ness than Romney's certain Mormon-ness.

I guess what bugs me if that I think all of those things are nuts, but more than that, they should have nothing to do with the government, ever.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #77)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 12:24 PM

80. Sort of like Papa Bush convincing everyone Saddam Hussein was the next Hitler

then turning around and saying he needed to leave him in power at the end of the first Gulf War.

When realpolitik conflicts with propaganda, propaganda wins.

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