First, Mitt Romney, the official presidential candidate of the Republican party visited Billy Graham. Then it was reported that after the meeting "the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association removed language from its website referring to Mormonism as a cult."
One might be tempted to think that the BGEA had caved in, changing their tune because of political pressure. But oh no. That's not what happened. Quite the opposite. Ken Barun, chief of staff for BGEA, explained, "We removed the information from the website because we do not wish to participate in a theological debate about something that has become politicized during this campaign."
Ah, yes. We forgot the 1 Hesitations 2:23 command, "Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, don't mention the war."
It's remarkable isn't it? You can talk about whatever you want. You can declare God's truth on any topic, any time, except... when that particular topic actually becomes apropos to something. As long as nobody cares about the topic it's all good. But as soon as that topic starts getting addressed by newspapers, and people are talking about it over coffee, Christians (or pastors, or elders--I can't keep track of these things) must not speak about it. And if it ever gets incorporated into the platform of a political party, you may never speak about it again because it has become *gasp* politicized beyond any hope of recovery!
This conspiracy to muzzle Christians must stop. Neither the Republican party nor the Democratic party; not The New York Times or Huffington Post; not the Supreme Court or any POTUS administration; no Senator or Congressman; no political candidate or celebrity; none of these should be allowed to determine what Christians may preach and teach about. Yet all of them have the capability of politicizing a topic.
If anybody wonders what the R2K camp is working to achieve, here's a perfect example. The BGEA used to speak clearly about the danger to souls involved in the heretical cult of Mormonism. Then Mormonism gained visibility within our culture. Then BGEA gagged themselves.