Vice President Mike Pence came under fire last week for having strong, traditional views on marriage--and particularly for guarding his own against temptation.
The news reported that he follows what is commonly referred to as the "Billy Graham rule," where a man sets the standard not to be in compromising situations with a woman.
This would include having dinner alone with a female colleague, as that could invite speculation of an affair. But Pence has been blasted by the media as being sexist and having no self-control.
This of course, comes from a liberal media that does not prize marriage and a culture that does not have a high success rate of lasting marriage. So, it's not criticism that should be heartily applied.
Nevertheless, Franklin Graham comes to Pence's defense here in a latest Facebook post and shares how he follows the very same rule.
Journal Now reports that the standard was first developed in 1948, "when the Charlotte-born evangelist and his staff came up with the “Modesto Manifesto” — rules to keep them free of scandal as they traveled around the country spreading the Gospel. One of those rules: Never be alone with a woman who is not your wife."
The article wisely points out: "Whatever you think of the rules or their application circa 2017, they kept Graham himself largely untainted by scandal his entire career."
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