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Conservatives Praise Billy Graham’s Call to ‘Vote Biblical Values’
FOX NEWS ^ | 10/20/2012 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/21/2012 8:13:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Billy Graham is featured in a national advertising campaign calling America back to God and urging Americans to “vote for biblical values” on Nov. 6 — a move that many conservative Christians call “unprecedented.”

The advertising campaign launched with full page ads in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today – followed by similar ads in as many as a dozen states over the next few weeks.

Fox News has learned that many of the ads will appear in key battleground states. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said the ads were paid for by friends of the ministry.

“I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel,” Graham said in the full page ad that appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal.

He also urged Americans to vote for ‘those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman.”

Graham most recently came out in support of Chick-fil-A after the family-owned company came under a vicious attack from militant homosexual advocates who opposed their support of traditional marriage.

Last May Graham, who lives in Montreat, N.C., publicly backed an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. At the time he lamented what he called “the moral decline of our country.”

“The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren, and this great nation is crucial,” he said. “Vote for biblical values this November 6, and pray with me that American will remain one nation under God.” The BGEA said the ads intentionally do not mention any candidate or political party.

“This ad is consistent with both the mission of the BGEA and Billy Graham’s personal methodology to diligently and consistently remain politically neutral

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: billygraham; christianvote; duplicate; elections; moralvalues

1 posted on 10/21/2012 8:13:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Praise the Lord. I’m happy to see this.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 8:18:09 PM PDT by Joyell
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To: SeekAndFind

But...but...but, Romney is trying to take over the country and convert everybody to the LDS Church. He must be stopped!

I don’t need a sarc tag on this do I?


3 posted on 10/21/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Artcore

Billy Graham knows that Mormonism is a cult, and he calls it such.

This is not an endorsement of the LDS cult.


4 posted on 10/21/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: ansel12

“Billy Graham knows that Mormonism is a cult, and he calls it such.

This is not an endorsement of the LDS cult.”
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Yes, I’m aware. I was just anticipating those who go nuts when this is brought up to start trashing Rev. Graham.


5 posted on 10/21/2012 10:06:01 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: SeekAndFind

This is not an endorsement of lds, Graham knows they are a cult.
This is an endorsement of Biblical values.


6 posted on 10/22/2012 6:40:05 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That is a wonderful ad.

Without naming a candidate, or a political party, or endorsing anyone, or even discussing whether or not Mormons are “Christians”, Billy Graham is giving a clear message to America.

I sang in a Crusade Choir once, years ago, spending a whole week with Cliff Barrows and The Billy Graham Organization. It was a lovely experience that I will not forget.


7 posted on 10/22/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: ansel12; svcw
The Evangelical-Mormon Entente
8 posted on 10/22/2012 7:34:06 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: DaveMSmith; ansel12

Just goes to show how far Christianity has sunk (if it is true as reported).

Christianity is quickly becoming Oprahised.

lds - multi-gods
Christianity - one God
lds - work for your own salvation
Christianity - Grace
lds - Joseph Smith is equal/better than the lds christ
Christianity - Christ is perfect
lds - christ is not sufficient
Christianity - Christ is sufficient
lds - celestial polygamy
Christianity - one man, one woman

lds was founded as anti-Christian, anti-Biblical, anti-God Almighty, if the Grahans don’t understand/know this then that is on them.


9 posted on 10/22/2012 7:57:28 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
Matt 7:18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Mitt Romney is a humble man of faith. You may list what is LDS doctrine, but that isn't necessarily what he and Ann believe nor is most importantly, how they apply their faith to their life.

Many of my friends do not believe the same thing as I do -- and that's okay. They are good, charitable, God fearing people. I look to them for inspiration with love for the neighbor.

10 posted on 10/22/2012 8:28:57 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: DaveMSmith
Several things:

Those verses refer to prophets and teachings.

Mitt and Ann Romney are temple worthy mormons, it is not possible for them to be so if they do not follow lds teachings.

It is the way it is.

Romney has stated over and over again he follows the faith of his fathers.

The faith of his father's is mormonism, which was founded as anti-Christian.

(It might serve you to learn about mormonism)

11 posted on 10/22/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice Ad...

As Paige Patterson said..

“we need to vote for the lesser of two evils”


12 posted on 10/22/2012 8:56:00 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: svcw
This is America. We have religious freedoms here. In my faith, we believe in spiritual freedom where we can use our own reason to make our own choices in life. I am a conservative but there is a branch of my faith that supports homosexuals and same sex marriage. I feel they ignore some important teachings, but I would never think of arguing with them.

We have had discussions that Joseph Smith was influenced by Swedenborgian missionaries in New York and I have a few converted Mormans as friends.

At any rate, as a New Churchman, I don't believe what is believed about faith and the afterlife is seared on your soul at the moment of death, but we enter the spiritual life still learning, growing and perfecting to eternity. The 'natural' memory is soon forgotten. No one is condemned for their beliefs but instead how they lived their life.

13 posted on 10/22/2012 9:21:48 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: DaveMSmith

Whoooaaaaaaa
No one said the Romney’s or you are not free to beleive as you wish. Don’t know where that came from.
No one is condemned by their beliefs - hum? Do you mean by someone else?
God and the Bible are really clear about Heaven and how to get there.
God condemns no one, we walk to heaven or hell of our own free will.
Living a ‘good’ life just doesn’t cut it, that is called Oprahism religion.
Never heard of ‘new churchman’, looked up the so called faith statement - perfect definition of new ageism.
I can see why some mormons would follow, its all about self and not God.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 9:40:05 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
'Oprahism' is defined as the worship of Oprah Winfrey - so, hum? right back at ya.

I follow the Ten Commandments as Jesus taught. Your 'walk' in Christ are choices based on these... DEEDS => LOVE => FAITH => SALVATION. You are saved at the END of the process, not at the beginning... Christ says He will know ye by thy works.

You and your ilk have run off some dear Morman friends of mine from this site. I hardly consider that Christian by any stretch.

So, sit there in your misery and throw 'New Ageism' bombs, etc. Have a nice day.

15 posted on 10/22/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: DaveMSmith

I am not in misery and Jesus did not teach the Ten Commandments.
Salvation is not based on deeds.
Salvation is Grace.
Honestly, I do not know what Bible you are reading.
I have not run anyone off FR.
What I do is expose mormonISM (my ilk) by using their own words, teachings and history.
We are commanded to call out false teachings and prophets - it’s in the Bible.
We are to judge everything against the Word of God Almighty - its in the Bible.
We are not to judge a persons heart, that is for God and God alone - its in the Bible.

(Oprahism is not in believing in Oprah, it is believing in self not God Almighty)


16 posted on 10/22/2012 10:20:51 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
The Billy Graham statement didn't mention any candidate, didn't mention any political party, didn't mention any particular piece of proposed legislation, and didn't mention the LDS (Mormons) nor their favored extra-Biblical texts and doctrines.

So how does this "go to show" how far Christianity has sunk?

You seem to have imputed a meaning quite distant from the text.

17 posted on 10/22/2012 11:59:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Take that with the removal of mormonism as a cult, and I was responding to the article linked to, not the original post.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
Not to get us chasin' off down a rabbit-trail here, but the word "cult" has a range of meanings so wide that it's not a useful term to use for anybody, anymore. It invites imprecision.

First, the oldest (and most authentic) meaning --- rarely used by Amrican English-speakers --- is simply the worship given to God and the veneration shown toward holy people, places, and things. From the Latin word "cultus." It has no derogatory connotations, not does it imply error or idolatry. In European languages related to Latin it is used in this valid and perfectly neutral sense. For instance, you'll find Protestant churches in Paris which have proudly put these words on their signage out front: Église du Culte Protestant Évangélique.

Second, it is used by many to indicate an emotionally manipulative, secretive, maybe sexually and financially abusive, authoritarian group, whether religious or not: People's Temple, Guru Rajneesh, Synanon, Westboro Baptist, ISKCON, Lyndon Larouche, Kabbala, White Identity, etc.

Third, it is used as a short (but misleading) synonym for self-described Christian groups with (generally) a non-Nicene Christology: Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Mormon, Seventh Day Adventist, Theosophy.

That's why I don't use the term. You don't know whether the word is used to indicate that the labeled group is (1)devoted to the veneration of the holy, (2) abusive, or (3) just doctrinally at variance with historic Christianity

19 posted on 10/22/2012 12:42:13 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Oh, good Lord.
Graham had on his website mormonism was a cult - take it up with him.
Graham removed the page - that is what I was responding to as well as the article linked to.
I do not need to say mormonism is a cult, I would say it is anti-Christian blasphemy.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
It's more accurate and instructive to call it a Christological heresy than to call it a cult. As for Graham's website, I'll applaud him if he discontinues the use of the word "cult" because it implies --- in common parlance --- psychological abuse rather than heresy.

In this sense, applying it to modern-day Mormons would be bearing false witness against one's neighbors.

I like a good doctrinal discussion, but I also believe in fighting fair.

21 posted on 10/22/2012 1:16:26 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Stating the truth of mormonism is not bearing false witness, some people just do not want to hear it.


22 posted on 10/22/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: DaveMSmith
Mitt Romney is a humble man of faith. You may list what is LDS doctrine, but that isn't necessarily what he and Ann believe nor is most importantly, how they apply their faith to their life.

Humble as in becoming a God that people worship and who rules over a planet.

Humble in the sense of Ann and Mitt being dedicated to abortion in the face of massive Christian and republican resistance and attempts to educate them, humble in the sense of rejecting the popular Reagan and leaving the party.

Humble enough to while being a draft evader from an anti-military family he sought to homosexualize the military.

Humble enough to keep using the same illegals even after a national expose.

There is nothing humble about the power seeking, single minded, Mitt Romney.

23 posted on 10/22/2012 1:52:12 PM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt Romney is a mixture of LBJ and Nixon, Obama is a mixture of LBJ and Jimmy Carter.)
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To: svcw
Are you saying Mormons believe in a Christological heresy

------ or----------

that they are emotionally abusive?

I think it's the former but not the latter; that's why I don't use the word "cult," because it generally indicates both.

24 posted on 10/22/2012 3:51:04 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o
This is what I said: I do not need to say mormonism is a cult, I would say it is anti-Christian blasphemy.
25 posted on 10/22/2012 3:58:29 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

In addition, I do see and have experience in the emotionally abusive aspect of mormonism for more than 50 years.

There are plenty of former mormons on FR, just ask them about the emotional abuse.


26 posted on 10/22/2012 4:01:32 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SeekAndFind


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Archbishop Chaput: HHS mandate insulting and dangerous
Cardinal-Designate Dolan no longer trusts Obama
American Catholicism’s Pact With the Devil
Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’
White House: No More Compromise on Contraception
Obama's anti-religious implosion
Lew: Obama's latest stance on birth-control mandate final, puts issue to rest (CAPTION)
Pat Buchanan: 'Obama is trampling on God's turf' (Video)
W.H. official: Contraceptive rule stands
Obama chief of staff: No more compromise, contraceptive rule is done deal
Bishops Reject White House’s New Plan on Contraception (Obama continues his "War On Religion")
Faith/Pro-Life Leaders to Challenge Mandate by Praying and Risking Arrest in Front of the WH
Catholic Bishops: Don't Revise, Rescind
Obama's contempt for the Constitution
How the Catholic Church Became Cool Overnight

Chuck Colson Reacts to Obama’s “Compromise” on Required Abortion Care for Church Employees
US Bishops: Obama's 'Compromise' Has No Clear Protection...(Needless Government Intrusion)
Protests Continue Over Insurance for Contraception, Abortifacients (Feds Under Increasing Pressure
Bishops to Obama: No dice
Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities ...”
Michael Moore Goes On Anti-Catholic Twitter Rant, Distorts Contraception Debate
Religious controversy burns Obama again (the rookie Hussein is in WAY over his pay grade)
Another Catholic college vows it will ‘not violate conscience’ on Obama mandate
Lutherans join chorus of voices slamming HHS contraceptive mandate
The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion (Not all Catholics buying Obama's bull)
Hannity on now with Priests, Pastors and Rabbis. Please watch
EDITORIAL: Obama’s free abortion pills
U.S. bishops ‘express concerns’ about Obama mandate ‘accommodation’
What Compromise? This Policy Leaves Religious Liberty in Peril and Planned Parenthood Smiling (Albert Mohler Opinion)
Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty
Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand
Obama's Act of Tyranny
Bishops Were Prepared for Battle Over Birth Control Coverage
'Accounting gimmick' -- Obama compromise still threatens religious liberty, leaders say
Bishops ‘concerned’ over reworded mandate; other Catholic leaders slam as ‘insult to injury’
Obama Bows to Pressure, but His Religious 'Accommodation' Even Worse

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!
Obama’s Contraceptive 'Compromise' Doesn't Pass the Smell Test ("It doesn't change a thing")
Compromise or Accommodation, it’s still unacceptable. (updated from Catholic Vote)
Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns
Land Says Obama Mandate Most Anti-Catholic Government Action in 150 Years
Motive, Means and Opportunity: Obama’s Assault on Catholics
(Exempt Catholics) Joe Biden, Bill Daley warned of contraceptive backlash
(Tim) Thomas makes second political statement (Stands With Catholics)
Southern Baptist leader: If Obama mandate isn’t changed, Christians will go to jail
Over 150 congressional leaders demand repeal of HHS mandate
Boehner vows to overturn Obama’s birth control coverage rule
Boehner: Congress to overturn birth control policy if Obama does not reverse course
O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
Archbishop of San Francisco says Obama ruling strikes at religious freedom
How Obama Lost the Catholic Vote
‘I am going to stick with fellow Catholics’ in Pres. Obama’s war on Catholics. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
Unholy War
Six Things Everyone Should Know about the HHS Mandate
Santorum: Obama Hostile to Christians
Understanding Oppostion to the HHS Mandate (Part 1): Why the Church Won’t Pay for Contracept

The Bishops Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
65 Orthodox Church bishops call on Obama to ‘rescind’ the ‘unjust’ contraception mandate
Doug Kmiec Writes Obama: 'Friendship Will Not Permit Me to Disregard Duty to Faith and Country'
Catholic Outcry Over Obama Administration's Birth Control Decision Could Factor In Presidential Race
Standing with the Bishops [Catholic Caucus]
Updated: *167* Bishops (More Than 90% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
Outrage!… Military Tells Chaplains What They Can and Can’t Say About HHS/ObamaAssault on Religion
Updated: *153* Bishops (Over 80% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate
href="http://www.sundayscripturestudy.com/this_week.html">An Affront Catholics Agree On [Liberal and Conservative Catholics Against Obama Mandate]

Army Silenced Chaplains Last Sunday
Catholic Military Archdiocese & Chaplains interfered with last Sunday by Pres. Obama’s Admin
The Anti-Catholic President v. the Catholic Bishops
Sen. Rubio introduces bill to reverse Obama birth control mandate
Churches balk at birth control rule - Catholics won’t comply, Bishop Kevin Rhoades says
Protestants and Jews declare to White House: We stand with Catholics
Checking the Air Outside [Bp. Zubik's follow up to Obama's “To Hell with You”]
Mohler [Southern Baptist] Says Insurance Mandate Not Just 'Catholic' Issue
An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)
Lincoln bishop: prepare for 'suffering' under HHS mandate
Bishop David Zubik confronts Obama
Obama’s ‘war on the church’

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
‘We Will Not Comply’: Catholic Leaders Distribute Letter Slamming Obama Admin Contraceptive Mandate
Bruskewitz: Fight Insurance Ruling [Sebelius a "bitter, fallen away Catholic"]
Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS
Bishop Olmsted's Letter to Catholics [Catholic Caucus]
Liberty for the Amish & Quakers but not Catholics. . .
Contraception mandate prompts Peoria bishop to instate St. Michael Prayer (Catholic Caucus)
Phoenix bishop (Olmstead): defy feds on birth control
A letter from Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr concerning HHS edict
Speak honestly: abortion is ‘the killing of tiny human beings in the womb’ – Denver bishop
Bishop [Daniel Jenky] Blasts Secularist Intolerance, Calls For ‘Assertive Action’ to Defend Church
(Pittsburgh Bishop Zubik comments:) HHS delays rule on contraceptive coverage
Dolan: Natural law, not religious preference, dictates all life sacred
Religious leaders blast HHS over contraception mandate
Mandated Contraception, Sterilization: Caesar Demands Church Violate Conscience
OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY (mandates coverage of sterilization & contraception)
Implications of Obama Admin move to force Cath hospitals to provide contraception and sterilizations
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Contraception mandate tramples religious freedom, US bishops say

27 posted on 10/30/2012 3:44:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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