Comments about ‘Rev. Billy Graham playing politics has some wondering why’

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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24 2012 8:41 a.m. MDT

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Mark B
Eureka, CA

Wait, Did this country become a theocracy when I wasn't looking?

bandersen
Saint George, UT

Roland Martin: If someone is ripping out the foundations of your home, talking about a door knob doesn't make much sense! Marraige between a man and a women and abortion are the foundation and yes, considering the lack of clarity about such simple self-evident issues, voting on just those issues is rather easy.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@bandersen
they are the foundations of your religious beliefs not our country and its future.

Shazandra
Bakersfield, CA

Mark- Citizens in this country can vote on whatever issues affect them, theological or secular. And religious leaders can endorse platforms and policies any day.

Tolstoy- What are the foundations of this country?

Graham Boys- Since Mormonism is not Biblical Christianity according to both sides, why muddy the definition of a false gospel per Peter, Paul, Jude and Jesus, by removing the cult moniker? Let Americans vote for a Muslim or a Moonie if they agree with his/her policies or platform. Just stop redefining what the other 95% of evangelicals define as "another gospel", using the Bible's own definition.

For those of us pure Biblical evangelicals who are voting Romney/Ryan, we don't acquiesce on the Bible's message. Sola scriptura is not Sola Fi to every believer.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@shazandra
the foundation of freedom and not just for those you agree with your religious beliefs. I now people like you want desperately to believe our laws are based on biblical teachings but as has been discussed to death on these threads the reality is religion is not necessary for a good or even moral society and when people try to use their religious beliefs as weapons in politics it can often interfere with that goal.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

You can say or believe pretty much anything you like, but when you do, you run the risk of having to pay taxes instead of being treated as a charity.

Article-Reader
Spanish Fork, UT

Tolstoy,

Please, enlighten me. Tell me what some of the "Moral Societies" throughout the years have been, that haven't been religious. . . I'm waiting.
Every civilization that has embraced religion has prospered, however, as history has shown us, when those same civilizations leave religion behind, they no longer prosper. Have a look at Ancient Greece, The Roman Empire, The Ming Dynasty, The Aztecs, The Mayans. All of these civilizations at one time embraced religion. The also all forsake religion and their societies fell into moral decay and wasted away. The same is happening now in the U.S. People are leaving religion, no wonder there is so much partisanship and backbiting.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Billy Graham wants what is best for the country. Believe me, Mitt Romney does not need enemies. He has enough Republican "friends" to vex him all he can tolerate.

Wally West
SLC, UT

Billy Graham is a registered Democrat. Interesting or ironic?

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

Shazandra.

Many of us 'other' Christians are asking your version of Christians where the Bible teaches you to pray to Jesus or anything else other than God, Our Heavenly Father, to whom Jesus taught us to pray in His (Jesus) name. We invite you to follow the Bible teachings in that most basic principle. But do not get me wrong. I defend your right to call yourselves Christians and adamantly agree that you are. Please respect my right to worship Jesus Christ in the ways I read in the Bible in the same way I respect you for your differences in worship.

Kate Hutch
Kenmore, WA

Billy Graham is a registered unapologetic democrat. In past interviews, which are easily found on YouTube, when asked about these divisive issues that are mentioned in the article, he always stated that he was not qualified to judge people and chose instead to spread the word of Christ as he understood it.

Franklin Graham is trying to promote his own political agenda by speaking for his father and it is just appalling.

Kate Hutch
Kenmore, WA

In fact, here is a quote from the Reverend Billy Graham on politics: "I'm for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left. I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will be in the future."

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