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Billy Graham Meets With Romney; Impressed by His Values
Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2012 | By Audrey Barrick

Posted on 10/12/2012 11:36:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Evangelist Billy Graham commended Mitt Romney for his values and moral convictions after meeting with the GOP presidential candidate at his North Carolina home on Thursday.

"What impresses me even more than Governor Romney's successful career are his values and strong moral convictions," Graham said in a statement. "I appreciate his faithful commitment to his impressive family, particularly his wife Ann of 43 years and his five married sons."

Graham, 93, said he was friends with Romney's late father, former Michigan Governor George Romney, and has followed the younger Romney's career.

The beloved evangelist, who has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history, prayed with Romney, a Mormon.

"It was a privilege to pray with Governor Romney – for his family and our country," he stated.

"I will turn 94 the day after the upcoming election, and I believe America is at a crossroads. I hope millions of Americans will join me in praying for our nation and to vote for candidates who will support the biblical definition of marriage, protect the sanctity of life and defend our religious freedoms."

Graham has been described as the "pastor to presidents" as he has been a friend to every U.S. president since Harry Truman. He met with President Obama in 2010 and prayed with him. Graham also gave Obama two Bibles.


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: billygraham; christianvote; mittromney; romney2012; valuesvoters

Billy Graham (center) and his son, Franklin, met with Gov. Mitt Romney during his visit to the evangelist's mountain home this afternoon, while in the region for a speaking engagement in Asheville.


1 posted on 10/12/2012 11:36:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another photo op for Obama.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 11:39:33 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

I don’t get what you mean.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 11:42:24 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: SeekAndFind
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Meanwhile, at a DNC rally.

4 posted on 10/12/2012 11:42:51 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is going to relieve a boatload of Evangelicals and it is going to really tick off the anti-Mormon ‘Christians’ here on FR.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 11:47:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: SeekAndFind

Billy Graham is impressed with Romney’s values favoring abortion in cases when the mother feels that he health would be problem is she had the baby?


6 posted on 10/12/2012 11:50:48 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: SeekAndFind

From Billy Grahams prayerful lips to Gods ears. May the mantle of the true presidency be passed onto Romney as the humble request.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 11:54:32 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Catsrus
Just another photo op for Obama.

Just another wonderfully stupid comment from the ABR crowd. Guess you missed the part of the story where they point out Obama has met with him in 2010.

8 posted on 10/12/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Romney or Obama will be President.

Romney has promised to rescind the Executive Order issued by President Obama authorizing US Taxpayer fund to pay for overseas abortions.

By that single action alone President Romney would reduce the number of abortions.

NO true life voter can think Obama would be better for the Pro Life cause then Romney.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 11:57:56 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MestaMachine
This is going to relieve a boatload of Evangelicals and it is going to really tick off the anti-Mormon ‘Christians’ here on FR.

Cue up the little girl in the movie Poltergeist: "They're HEE-ur".

10 posted on 10/12/2012 12:04:45 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The good reverend Graham gave BHusseinO TWO Bibles, eh? What a shame “you can lead a camel to water but you can’t make him drink!” (Or something like that)


11 posted on 10/12/2012 12:08:04 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: SeekAndFind
B T T T ! ! ! ©

12 posted on 10/12/2012 12:11:17 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: SeekAndFind

The good reverend Graham gave BHusseinO TWO Bibles, eh? What a shame “you can lead a camel to water but you can’t make him drink!” (Or something like that)


13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: MestaMachine

>> it is going to really tick off the anti-Mormon ‘Christians’ here on FR <<

Yep, and immediately after your post, the first among them checked in!


14 posted on 10/12/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: SeekAndFind

Billy Graham issued a statement after meeting with President Obama today at his home:

“I am pleased to have had President Obama in my home this afternoon,” said Mr. Graham. “He requested a meeting since he was spending the weekend nearby in Asheville. My son Franklin and I enjoyed a brief visit with the President, followed by a time of prayer together.

“As we approach the National Day of Prayer on May 6,” Mr. Graham added, “I want to encourage Christians everywhere to pray for our President, and for all those in positions of authority, and especially for the men and women serving in our military.”


After leading a prayer for the Republican nominee, Graham told Romney, “I’ll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that.”


Quite a difference.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: dragonblustar

Is the driver a guy or girl? The one in the back is holding onto his/her boobs!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:36:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Hawthorn; All

Well .. I’m a Christian .. but I’m not Anti-Mormon.

To be Anti-Mormon, you have to believe the Mormons are a cult. Not possible. If you think they are, then you need to study a little harder and find out what a real CULT is .. and it’s NOT Mormon.

The Mormons have some weird ritualistic stuff they do - which they believe in. People do leave the Mormon faith all the time. Nobody forces them to go or stay.

Secondly, the Catholics have their weird ritualistic stuff they do - which they believe in. But .. it’s no more weird than what the Mormons do.

Then we have the Evangelicals .. they certainly do some weird stuff some time. But .. it’s this group especially that gets the nasty treatment .. because most people have never taking the time to find out what Evangelicals really believe.

I remember when I was in scouting and we would go on weekend camping trips. They would always make arrangements for the Catholic kids to attend church - but not make any arrangements for the Prostestant kids. I wanted to attend church, so I pretended to be Catholic so I could go to church. It never forced me to change my beliefs.

To say that Romney’s Mormon faith is going to change the other faiths of this nation (or the world) is just IGNORANT.

I’ve never been to a Morman church - because you have to be a member to go there. However, I have worked in a facility where there were Mormon residents - and both they and their families were no different in their love and concern for their family member.

I think it’s time to grow up and stop this petty squabling over somebody’s type of faith .. it’s better to understand the dangers of Islam (and the Muslim Brotherhood) and how they plan (and always have planned) to take over the world. If you don’t believe that .. then read Mark Steyn’s book, “America Alone” and you get the real truth about a “faith” you should be afraid of.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 12:37:13 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: MestaMachine

Doubt it, anyone who knows Billy is not surprised.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 12:38:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: MestaMachine

Perhaps you’d like to point out a few of these anti-MORMON Christians? ... I know several anti-MormonISM Christians at FR, but ...


19 posted on 10/12/2012 12:39:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Not me, MH. They know who they are.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: presently no screen name
Is the driver a guy or girl?

I haven't used a forklift to see what's under the fat flap but guessing from the lack of fur around it's face, it has to be a female.

21 posted on 10/12/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: CyberAnt
Well .. I’m a Christian .. but I’m not Anti-Mormon.

A true Christian can't be anti-Mormon but a true Christian must be anti-Mormonism. Just like a true Christian, can't be anti-Muslim but a true Christian must be anti-Islam. As Paul tells us, our battles are not against flesh and blood (the deceived believers in a false religion) but against powers and principalities (the false religion which leads astray).

To be Anti-Mormon, you have to believe the Mormons are a cult. Not possible. If you think they are, then you need to study a little harder and find out what a real CULT is .. and it’s NOT Mormon.

Perhaps, it is you who needs to spend more time studying cults. The word "cult" has a specific meaning with theologians, very few of whom would hold that Mormonism is not a cult. Some cults are more threatening and controlling than others. All cults will present a false gospel and will cost you your soul.

To say that Romney’s Mormon faith is going to change the other faiths of this nation (or the world) is just IGNORANT.

It is ignorant to suggest that isn't the stated goal of Mormonism. I strongly doubt that Romney's election would bring that goal about, even if he made that his primary goal in office.

I’ve never been to a Morman church - because you have to be a member to go there.

You don't have to be a member to go to a Mormon church - they welcome visitors. You have to be a member to go to a Mormon temple - not only a member but a temple-recommend-holding member. I'm sure that you just forgot that one of the signs of a cult is secret ceremonies accessible to only the initiated.

22 posted on 10/12/2012 3:40:07 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Thank you for saying what needed to be said.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 3:47:15 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: MNJohnnie

What the heck are you talking about? ABR crowd?


24 posted on 10/12/2012 3:55:38 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: CommerceComet

Good post!


25 posted on 10/12/2012 5:47:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: CommerceComet

Geeee ..!!!!

Thanks for being judge and jury regarding whether I can be Christian and Anti-Mormon.

Couldn’t have continued another day without this lecture.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 11:00:50 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
Thanks for being judge and jury regarding whether I can be Christian and Anti-Mormon.

Don't shoot the messenger. I'm just repeating what the Apostle Paul stated in Ephesians 6:12.

Couldn’t have continued another day without this lecture.

My, look at the kettle call the pot black. When you give a schoolmarmish lecture, particularly one filled with factual errors and faulty logic, you shouldn't be surprised when it is challenged.

27 posted on 10/13/2012 1:24:22 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: MestaMachine

Politically, Graham is a registered member of the Democratic Party.[35] He leaned Republican during the presidency of Richard Nixon.[17] He did not completely ally himself with the religious right, saying that Jesus did not have a political party.[7] He has not openly endorsed political candidates, but he has given his support to some over the years.[17] In 2012, Graham threw his support to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.[36] Shortly thereafter, Graham’s website was scrubbed of a statement Graham made calling Mormonism a cult.[37]


28 posted on 10/13/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT by Max Rockatansky
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To: Max Rockatansky
Shortly thereafter, Graham’s website was scrubbed of a statement Graham made calling Mormonism a cult.[37]


29 posted on 10/15/2012 1:56:14 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Max Rockatansky
Shortly thereafter, Graham’s website was scrubbed of a statement Graham made calling Mormonism a cult.[37]

What does the 37 stand for ???

Whats the source ???

30 posted on 10/15/2012 1:59:17 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: CommerceComet

“Ephesians 6:12” ..?????

What does that scripture have to do with a Christian accepting a Mormon ..??

You’re preaching to the wrong person.

Since you’re insisting on beating me with the Word (incorrectly used) .. I’d rather not particiate; especially since your scripture reference does not relate to your screed.

Good bye!!!!


31 posted on 10/16/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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