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Billy Graham to Romney: ‘I’ll do all I can to help you’
Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 10/11/2012 3:35:42 PM PDT by Big Steve

Ahead of a Thursday night campaign rally in North Carolina, Mitt Romney made an impromptu stop to meet with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son, Franklin, at the reverend's home outside Asheville. Romney didn't officially land the elder Graham's endorsement, but he came pretty close. The famed evangelist told Romney he would do whatever he could to "help" the GOP presidential candidate, according to a readout from the Romney campaign. The vow came at the end of a 30-minute meeting between Romney and the Grahams, who talked about issues including Afghanistan, religious freedom and the growth of the Graham ministry in places like China, Sudan and North Korea. Photographers and a television crew were allowed in during the final minutes of the meeting, where Graham was overheard asking Romney, "What can I do for you?" "Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me," Romney replied. According to Mark DeMoss, a senior Romney adviser who was at the meeting, Graham then led a prayer for Romney after the cameras left the room. Graham also told the former Massachusetts governor, "I'll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012endorsements; billygraham; christianvote; mittromney
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1 posted on 10/11/2012 3:35:45 PM PDT by Big Steve
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To: Big Steve

God bless him.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 3:37:19 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Big Steve

A FR member suggested Mitt do this! Props. Not that he reads here but was will a good call.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 3:39:43 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Big Steve
Mitt Romney and Billy Graham (Evan Vucci/AP)
4 posted on 10/11/2012 3:41:20 PM PDT by Big Steve
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To: Big Steve

I don’t think the devoutly Baptist Billy would go off the deep end to endorse the Mormons as a flavor of Christianity, so this can’t be what is happening here. Might God be trying to bring light to Mitt’s soul through Billy?


5 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

“Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me,” Romney replied.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 3:43:33 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Big Steve

Billy looks a bit like George Washington there.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 3:45:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

Mitt’s wife is right. It’s about Mitt’s goodness...and he’s never arrogant. I like those qualities in a man.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 3:45:31 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Big Steve

The day this great man dies I will be in mourning for him just like I did when Dave Wilkerson died....God bless him...GOD IS GOOD!


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:45:33 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Big Steve
"Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me," Romney replied.

Prayers up for those who are trying to rid our country of the tool of Satan who currently occupies the WH. Especially right now, prayers for Paul Ryan as he heads into tonight's debate.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 3:46:02 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Sacajaweau

Mitt is Mormon now, but we do not know what God is lining up for his future.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Slyfox

I believe that Billy Graham is a registered Democrat. Not sure if he votes that way or not - but he has been impartial when praying for presidents his entire career. I’m thrilled that Mitt asked for his prayers. As I’m sure that Billy was.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: MissMagnolia

“I urge that prayers be made for kings... and for all who are in authority”


13 posted on 10/11/2012 3:48:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: RoseofTexas

Don’t mourn, sweetie-—it’s a promotion!


14 posted on 10/11/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Catsrus

I wonder if Mitt sees something beyond the Mormon theological system that is speaking to his soul. If Mitt grasps that the grace of Jesus is larger than Joseph Smith’s philosophical system, and desires to pursue it, it will face him with a disturbing choice. Mormons will not be happy at all if Mitt up and leaves them, but leave them he would have to.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 3:52:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: TigerClaws
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"Spiritual Apostacy" isn't defined by a single man's opinion ... such as my own ...

rather, "spiritual apostacy" is CLEARLY defined in God's Word ...

and "any" self-procalimed Christian who votes for either ...

Barrack Hussein Obama ... the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Moslem ... who wants the VIOLENT destruction of Christianity ...

or the alternative ...

Mormon Bishop "Myth Romney" ... from the "Severely Conservative" Mormon Planet Kolob ...

a "bravo-sierra" planet discovered by Joseph Smith ...

that cult-member Mormon false-prophet ...

who called himself the "Second Mohammed" ...

a false-prophet who Myth Romney adores and cherishes ...

that same Joseph Smith who desired the VIOLENT destruction of Christianity ...

just as Mohammed the First desired the VIOLENT destruction of Christian ...




Barrack Obama and Myth Romney ...

who are on RECORD for supporting abortion, gay marriage ...

and who BOTH WORSHIP a "false god" (Mohammed and Joseph Smith) ...

their respective "false gods" who PROUDLY declare themselves to be EQUAL or SUPERIOR to ...

Jesus Christ.




One cannot serve the "Great I AM" ...

versus Mohammed or the Mormon's evil Joseph Smith.




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16 posted on 10/11/2012 3:53:25 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: exit82

Yup, we’d all miss him, but it will be a grand send-off to glory. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

Billy Graham can go to he_ _ after his endorsement a while ago of Hillary as being fit to be president, someone whom he’d vote for. I have no use for him after that.

For him to endorse a abortion loving, thief, traitor, possibly a murderer, a perjurer, and a filthy liar, shows Billy to be just a schmoozing hypocrite. Hillary should be in prison, and Graham should retire. He should be ashamed of himself.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Mormons have a twisted view of Jesus Christ, whom they deem to be important and worth “following” — but not at the level of traditional Christian understanding.

Obama apparently hasn’t even bothered to care at all about Jesus Christ since his Saddleback statement.

By the way, a spell checker is handy. There is no such word as apostacy. It’s apostasy.


19 posted on 10/11/2012 3:57:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

Ohio- Just saw a campaign ad by some GM workers, “In Sherrod Brown we trust” they said.
Do you notice what Name was replaced in that phrase?


20 posted on 10/11/2012 3:58:11 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: laweeks

Wouldn’t you rather have had Hillary than Barack, if a Democrat had to be president.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

Pray hard, Rev. Graham.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 3:58:39 PM PDT by madison10
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Would I rather have Hillary in the White House?

Nope! Hillary should be in prison for a multiple of felonies and Obozo should be in there too for perpetrating probably the biggest historical fraud in world history, besides being an illegal alien and a filthy muslim. Neither of them.

23 posted on 10/11/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

If you have to twist the quote, then your response should be regarded likewise.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:09:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Big Steve

There’s another similar article from abc/yahoo just posted here at FR. It has these lines:

“But today Graham appeared upbeat during the meeting with Romney and Graham’s son, Rev. Franklin Graham. Graham was seated in a big leather chair as he chatted with Romney about his late father, George Romney, who died in 1995 after suffering heart attack while working out on a treadmill. The elder Graham considered George Romney to be a friend, according to an aide.”

I didn’t know that Billy Graham had been a friend of Mitt’s father, and a Romney family friend. That’s very interesting!

Mitt is wise when he asks for prayer from Billy Graham. It’s the key.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:12:24 PM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: laweeks

That’s a pretty cold-blooded statement.

I agree with hating Hillary’s position on abortion which is flat out murder and don’t understand why Graham would endorse her but most of the rest could be construed as debatable.

Don’t get me wrong, I can’t stand Hillary but would like to know Graham’s reasons before saying such a man can go to ‘ell.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 4:14:24 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Catsrus

Everyone I know is praying. Things have not been going Obama’s way since the end of July for some reason. The Obama bunch seem very frustrated. God just may be tapping the accelerator because we have been gassing up the car.


27 posted on 10/11/2012 4:15:51 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Mitt is Mormon now,but we do not know what God is lining up for his future.

Salvation is always for now, 'man' puts it off for the future. Some people like Russian roulette, unfortunately.

28 posted on 10/11/2012 4:16:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Slyfox

AMEN!


29 posted on 10/11/2012 4:23:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: laweeks

Billy Graham is to America what the Pope is to Italy. Always will be.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 4:24:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: HiTech RedNeck
If you have to twist the quote, then your response should be regarded likewise.

Not sure what quote you mean. You're saying that he did not say that he thought Hillary would be a good president? Really? I accept your apology.

31 posted on 10/11/2012 4:27:06 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Aria
That’s a pretty cold-blooded statement.

Yup, that sure was a first for me to hear too. I never heard that come out of the DU. (maybe I would if I spent enough time there) so far I have not.

Disclaimer: I've probably spent a total of 7 minutes at the DU in the last ten years.

32 posted on 10/11/2012 4:27:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Big Steve
Rev. Graham just did help him, that visit was all it took. Of course Rev. Graham will be praying as he said, he is a patriot and loves America and all her people.

Thank you Rev. Graham, may God Bless you as much as you have blessed all of us.

33 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Big Steve

Romney didn’t officially land the elder Graham’s endorsement, but he came pretty close. The famed evangelist told Romney he would do whatever he could to “help” the GOP presidential candidate, according to a readout from the Romney campaign.
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If anyone can pray and intercede with God for poor lost Willard to repent of his sins and be saved its Dr Graham..

the same Billy Graham so maligned, lied about and hated by Mormons in the Religious threads...


34 posted on 10/11/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Baptists listen and then “scratch where it itches”.

Mitt wanted prayer. That’s a good start.

Mormans think they get to heaven by good works.

Baptists know differently.

Graham will know to pray for the continued good works, but with a spiritual awakening that works will not be enough to enter heaven, nor to enter rest in this life.

We should all follow his lead.


35 posted on 10/11/2012 4:37:44 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Mrs.Z

This was big for Romney in terms of the evangelical vote.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 4:48:22 PM PDT by gswilder
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“thanks” ... I agree, sometimes my spelling is atrocious ...


37 posted on 10/11/2012 5:05:46 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“thanks” ... I agree, sometimes my spelling is atrocious ...


38 posted on 10/11/2012 5:05:46 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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