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Billy Graham site scrubs reference to Mormons as a 'cult'

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Mitt Romney speaks with the Reverend Billy Graham during a visit to the Graham cabin in Montreat, N.C., on Oct. 11. - Jim Watson/GettyImages

Billy Graham's meeting last week with Mitt Romney accomplished two things: Graham offered his support of Romney's candidacy and it was apparently decided that Mormonism is not a cult.

Graham and Romney met at the evangelists North Carolina cabin, where Graham pledged "all he could do" to help Romney's cause. That apparently included scrubbing the following definition of cults from a section on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website, according to a report in the Asheville Citizen-Times:

That website article listed as cults "Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritists, Scientologists, and others."

According to the report, the Romney campaign didn't comment on the action. A Graham referred questions to the association, which did not return messages asking for comment.

The Citizen-Times posted a screengrab of the page in question, listing the examples of cults:


Graham graduated from Wheaton College and pastored in Western Springs in the 1940s.

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The *Cult* word gets overused,but in some cases it is appropriate.
The definition of a destructive religious cult is like alcoholism-if booze controls you instead of the other way around you are an alcoholic.
I was in the Watchtower society Jehovah's Witnesses,they are not benevolent and won't let you leave their organization in peace.The Jehovahs are not without scandals child abuse,deceptive mind control tactics, sex scandals, money scams, general bad behavior.
Is it a cult?
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck....
Danny Haszard *tell the truth don't be afraid*

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