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Republican candidates distance themselves from Mormon remark
Republican presidential candidates stayed away from a Southern Baptist pastor's dig that Mitt Romney is not a Christian and that his Mormon religion is a "cult."
Republican candidates on the Sunday talk shows wanted nothing to do with the jab at Mormonism, a faith shared by 15 members of Congress and GOP candidate Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah.
Perry quickly distanced himself from the cult comment but has not disassociated himself from Jeffress. Jeffress, one of several conservative evangelical pastors who spoke at Perry's prayer rally in August, has long preached that if a Christian is not elected, God will lift his favor from the USA....
The Mormon issue has been brought up and is continued by the media to distract Americans from the much worse issue in the White House. Imo the media prefers Romney because they fear the more conservative candidates. Just as they "preferred" McCain last go-round, then turned on him when he became GOP front runner, for they wanted Obama all along, and knew McCain would not be a strong runner.
While we decide cult-worthiness, the liberal media laughs at our gullibility.
Why don't the candidates hold up the long-standing litmus test (Nicene Creed) for Romney to vote himself off the island? Perhaps the definition of "Christian" is now so loose that a Mormon, though guilty of Arianism and Manichaeanism, is considered a brother in the faith. Maybe most of the others want to sweep this under the rug lest they, like Romney, be exposed as heretics.