Richard Shiro, Associated Press
Rev. Brad Atkins, the president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, which includes nearly 2,000 churches and 1 million members, told South Carolina's Patch newspaper on Monday that both Romney and Gingrich could struggle in the Palmetto State because of these issues.
"In South Carolina, Romney's Mormonism will be more of a cause of concern than Gingrich's infidelity," Atkins said. "Conservatives can process and pray their way through the issue of forgiveness toward a Christian that has had infidelity in their life, but will struggle to understand how anyone could be a Mormon and call themselves 'Christian.'
Read the full report by Andrew Moore and Reilly Moore here: SCBC President: Forgiven Gingrich Tops Mormon Romney.
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