Saturday, October 08, 2011

Pastor Says Christians Should Not Vote For Romney Because He Is Not A Christian

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 10,000 member First Baptist Church of Dallas (TX), has created a controversy by suggesting that Christians should not vote for Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon.  According to CNN, Jeffress who introduced candidate Rick Perry at the Value Voters Conference in Washington on Saturday later told a CNN correspondent:
I think Mitt Romney's a good, moral man, but I think those of us who are born-again followers of Christ should always prefer a competent Christian to a competent non-Christian like Mitt Romney. So that's why I'm enthusiastic about Rick Perry.
Jeffress also said that the Southern Baptist Convention considers Mormonism a "cult."  But, he said, there are many other reasons also not to vote for Romney.  Rick Perry later told reporters he did not think Mormonism is a cult.