I have been studying the rise of compromise in the Fundamentalist churches over the past century, and that in the 1940's Billy Graham had been a very strong fundamentalist, in his associations, and in his ministry. When he was speaking in the "crusades", fundamentalists began to reject him as the thought was that he was "rubbing shoulders" with liberals. They believed that he was slipping away from the fundamentals, and that he was spreading a New Evangelical form of christianity. There are probably two trains of thought here. One, that he saw the need for salvation of untold thousands and his heart was to see many saved,. Or... Two, that he was caught up in popularity, and found he had many more followers in the liberals, compromising his fundamentalist position. There is no challenge that Graham had changed. Was the change for the good, or for the bad?