Advertisement

Perry Refuses Romney’s Call To Repudiate Pastor Who Called Mormonism ‘A Cult’

Despite growing outrage from conservatives, GOP candidate Rick Perry has refused to rebuke his prominent supporter Pastor Robert Jeffress for calling Mormonism an un-Christian “cult.” Following fellow Mormon candidate John Huntsman, frontrunner Mitt Romney called upon Perry yesterday “to repudiate the sentiment and the remarks made by that pastor.” “I just don’t believe that that kind of divisiveness based on religion has a place in this country,” he added. Perry’s campaign responded, “The governor does not agree with every single issue of people that endorsed him or people that he meets…This political rhetoric from Gov. Romney isn’t going to create one new job or help the economy. He’s playing a game of deflection and the people of this country know this.” Perry’s association with Jeffress also earned the scorn of Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ): “I think in any campaign that associates itself with that type of conduct is beneath the office of the president of the United States.”

Advertisement