Butting Out

Graham Site Scrubs Mormon Cult Ref.

It seems a meeting with Mitt Romney over cookies and soft drinks at his mountaintop retreat has changed Rev. Billy Graham's views on Mormonism. Shortly after the legendary evangelical preacher's date with the Republican presidential nominee, the "What is a cult?" section was erased from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's website. "A cult is a group which teaches doctrines or beliefs that deviate from the biblical message of the Christian faith," the page once read. "Some of these groups are Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, the Unification Church, Unitarians, Spiritualists, Scientology, and others." When asked about the change, the association's chief of staff told CNN, "we do not wish to participate in a theological debate about something that has become politicized during this campaign."