HolyCoast: Pastor Declares Mormonism a Cult...As He Introduces Rick Perry

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Pastor Declares Mormonism a Cult...As He Introduces Rick Perry

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The pastor who introduced Texas Gov. Rick Perry at a conservative gathering Friday said rival presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian and is in a cult because he is a Mormon.

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas, endorsed Perry at the Values Voters Summit, introducing him as "a proven leader, a true conservative, and a committed follower of Christ."

 After his remarks, Jeffress told reporters that Perry's religion is different from Romney's.

"Rick Perry's a Christian. He's an evangelical Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ," Jeffress said. "Mitt Romney's a good moral person, but he's not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. It has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity."

Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are commonly called Mormons.

Perry's campaign said the Texas governor disagrees with Jeffress.

"The governor does not believe Mormonism is a cult," said spokesman Mark Miner.

Perry's campaign said that Values Voters Summit organizers, not the campaign, chose Jeffress to introduce the Texas governor. Perry's campaign did not immediately respond to inquiries about whether the governor had agreed to have Jeffress introduce him.
There are lots of reasons not to vote for Romney, but Mormonism isn't one of them. Voting against him because he's a Mormon is no smarter than voting for someone else because they're a Christian. We need a good president, not a High Priest.


Nightingale said...

Every Mormon I have ever met has been a moral, upstanding person, so it pains me to say this, but the pastor is right. His comments are not politically correct, nor are they useful at this time, but he's right. The Mormon church has worked very hard to rehabilitate its reputation, and they have been successful, but they do not believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. They do believe themselves to be gods. How that would might influence a POTUS? One can only guess.

Sam L. said...

Perry should have said that, not a spokesman.

There are Mormons who aren't, Nightingale; some stole from one of my brothers-in-law.

Mariano said...

Romney, and any Mormon offended by being referred to as cultists, need to be asked why they adhere to a religion whose prophet, Joseph Smith, referred to Christianity, in general, as being cultic.
He actually, claimed that God Himself referred to Christianity as “all wrong,” an “abomination,” “all corrupt” and “far from me”—this is the very foundation of the Mormon religion.
Pardon the spam-like URL but, see: http://www.examiner.com/messianic-jewish-in-national/rick-perry-on-robert-jeffress-mormonism-as-cult