Remember Pastor Robert Jeffress? Earlier on in the GOP primary, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas had introduced then-candidate Rick Perry at the Values Voters Summit by claiming that Mormonism — the religion to which Mitt Romney and former candidate Jon Huntsman subscribe — is a “cult.” Huntsman took a swipe at Perry for his connection to Jeffress during a GOP debate and had previously referred to Jeffress as a “moron” for his anti-Mormon remarks.
Now, a mere six months later, Jeffress has endorsed none other than Mitt Romney. Fox & Friends‘ weekend anchors spoke to Jeffress about the switch, pointing out the hypocrisy at play as well as holding the Pastor to account for having said that Evangelical Christians shouldn’t vote for President Barack Obama because of his faith. “Critics would argue,” said anchor Clayton Morris, “that President Obama is a real Christian.”
Jeffress, for his part, maintains that there are “vast differences in theology between Mormons and Christians” but that the two share “many of the same values.” Jeffress added that he’d never that claimed Obama is not a Christian but, rather, that he “embraces non-Biblical principles like abortion.”
Have a look, via Fox News:
h/t Hot Air
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