Skip to comments.Billy Graham to Romney: ‘I’ll do all I can to help you’
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."
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God bless him.
A FR member suggested Mitt do this! Props. Not that he reads here but was will a good call.
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?
“Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me,” Romney replied.
Billy looks a bit like George Washington there.
Mitt’s wife is right. It’s about Mitt’s goodness...and he’s never arrogant. I like those qualities in a man.
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!
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.
Mitt is Mormon now, but we do not know what God is lining up for his future.
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.
“I urge that prayers be made for kings... and for all who are in authority”
Don’t mourn, sweetie-—it’s a promotion!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Wouldn’t you rather have had Hillary than Barack, if a Democrat had to be president.
Pray hard, Rev. Graham.
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.
If you have to twist the quote, then your response should be regarded likewise.
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.
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.
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.
Salvation is always for now, 'man' puts it off for the future. Some people like Russian roulette, unfortunately.
Billy Graham is to America what the Pope is to Italy. Always will be.
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.
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.
Thank you Rev. Graham, may God Bless you as much as you have blessed all of us.
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.
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...
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.
This was big for Romney in terms of the evangelical vote.
“thanks” ... I agree, sometimes my spelling is atrocious ...
“thanks” ... I agree, sometimes my spelling is atrocious ...