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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Why is Bob Jeffress, the Baptist leader and Rick Perry endorser who kicked off a storm when he said Mitt Romney is not a Christian and belongs to the “cult” of Mormonism, still talking? And why are major media institutions giving Jeffress a national platform to push the view that conservative Republican primary voters should hold Romney to a kind of religious test?

Jeffress been everywhere in the last two weeks, appearing on “Real Time With Bill Maher” this past Friday (video below) and on the Op-Ed page of the Washington Post, where he writes:

  • theOtter

    What the heck does child rape have to do with either the Church of Jesus Christ or the Latter-day Saints? I’m extremely confused.

    Thanks.

  • Matt Taylor

    theOtter: This link should help clarify what I’m getting at.

  • kurt.lorentzen

    Warren Jeffs is not a mainstream Mormon any more than radical jihadists are mainstream Muslims. Drawing a comparison between the either of the two is disingenuous. That said, the problem with “Christians” like Jeffress is their blatant hypocrisy. They claim to follow the precepts of Jesus who accepted everyone, but in practice they reject anyone who doesn’t believe exactly as they do. I’m sure Jeffress would say that Catholics are not “true Christians”. “Judge not” is out the window with that lot. If their is an afterlife, I’m sure there’ll be a special place for those who’s faith is bent to suit their own agendas.