Robert Jeffress, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor who supports Texas Governor Rick Perry for president, provoked a predictable uproar this month when he labeled the Mormon faith of one of Perry’s rivals, Mitt Romney, a non-Christian “cult,” and suggested that Romney’s beliefs should disqualify him for Christian support.
A discussion about religion in politics with president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Richard Land, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, Jon Meacham of Random House and Matthew Dowd of ABC News and Bloomberg News. (Source: Bloomberg)
In the closing stretch of a campaign in which he has seldom uttered the word “Mormon,” Mitt Romney is opening up about his faith as he strives to present a more textured self-portrait to undecided voters.
Two candidates seeking to derail Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination are stepping up appeals to South Carolina voters, saying the former Massachusetts governor doesn’t share their values and voting for him could give President Barack Obama a second term.