Why Won’t Mike Pence Eat Alone with a Woman Who is Not His Wife? 04/04/2017

Kimberly Winston | Religion News Service
A recent Washington Post profile of Karen Pence mentioned that her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, never eats alone with another woman or goes without her to events where alcohol is being served.

It likely stems from something called “the Billy Graham Rule,” named for the 98-year-old international evangelist.

The Billy Graham Rule, he writes, was the result of an informal 1948 gathering between Billy Graham and three of his closest male friends and associates in a motel in Modesto, Calif.

Graham wrote in his biography, “Just As I Am.” ” … From that day on, I did not travel, meet or eat alone with a woman other than my wife.”

He even found a New Testament verse to support his decision: “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” — 2 Timothy 2:22

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