You've got to admire Raleigh News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders' courage writing this scathing piece of satire about the Rev. Billy Graham. One month the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association refers to Mormonism as a "cult," the next month they endorse a Mormon for president. As Mitt Romney changes his position on social issues to match the audience, perhaps it's OK for Billy Graham to do the same. Instead of pandering, the Republican National Committee refers to it as "flexibility." Graham's moral stands are obviously flexible, too, if he can match up Romney's social Darwinism to the Sermon on the Mount.
From the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, Franklin Graham wrote:
In recent days, President Clinton said that President Obama "has a plan to rebuild America from the ground up." But God-fearing Americans have no desire to see America rebuilt-but rather restored. To "rebuild it" would be to create a new nation without God or perhaps under many gods. This was never the intent of those who shed their blood for the freedom to worship as "one nation under God. I pray that all Christians and God-fearing Americans will put aside labels and vote for principles-God's principles-that for many years have resulted in His blessing upon our nation. So, can a Christian vote for a Mormon? The answer is yes.
Politics makes for strange bedfellows. When politicians go to bed with preachers, neither one will like one another in the morning.