Jon Huntsman Calls Pastor Jeffress A ‘Moron’ For His Anti-Mormon Cult Comment
Last week megachurch founder Pastor Robert Jeffress raised some serious eyebrows when he claimed that GOP Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney was not a “real Christian” before dismissing his Mormon faith as a “cult.” In the days that followed, many broadcasters amplified his comments by interviewing the Pastor for further explanation. Today, fellow GOP candidate Jon Huntsman, himself a Mormon, was asked to comment by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, and he did not hold back.
Huntsman was calm and cool, and reasonably pointed out that, in his esteem at least, it’s a shame that with so much real news in the 2012 election cycle “the fact that some moron can stand up and make a comment like that” and drive the news narrative for a number of days is a real shame.
The “moron” in question is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist church in Dallas, Texas who has garnered quite a bit of attention with his anti-Mormon screed. The faith of Romney and Huntsman has not yet become a political football, but there are many political analysts that feel it could become a political liability with the fundamentalist voting block come November of 2012.
Huntsman followed his interview on CNN to Fox News with Eric Bolling, and was asked the same question, but did not call Jeffress a moron on Fox News. That is called “knowing your audience.”
Watch the clip below, courtesy of CNN:
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