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Published: Saturday, Oct. 8 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Lehi, UT

We all saw this coming - slow but surely! It's here. These so-called "christians" were waiting and holding onto their "Mormon pitchforks" thinking that Perry would certainly win. Now that Perry is slipping and fading, these "christians", in desperation, are resorting to what they see as their most effective weapon - Mormonism!.... Sad!

Lehi, UT

When I listened to Perry the first thought that struck me, when he enlightened us about his distaste for Mitt, was that I couldn't vote for a person who is bigoted, even if it meant voting left.
I wondered if he had anything to do with the anti-Mormon programs on Texas TV and News. One thing our Country needs is less bigotry. Many Christians understand that memebers of the Church of Jesus Christ are Christian, although we may believe in a slightly different Jesus. (LDS believe in the Biblical Jesus and not the Jesus of the Alexandrian and Nicene philosophers). Others still hold ideas that are taught to them by misinformed persons who wish to blind and stir hatred. Someone running for president has an obligation to investigate before speaking against other Christians. Mitt's religion is one that insists that Jesus is teh Christ, that the constitution is inspired, that all desreve the freedom to worship how or what they may (even if they worship nothing, as many Americans do). During the last LDS conferece there were no rants about Damning America or anything like that.

America will vote for many minorities, but maybe not Mormons.

Cedar Hills, UT

no surprise here. Mitt as president is a direct threat to these big Baptist "tv preachers" who are about as authentic as professional wrestlers. These characters see Romney as president and they see people taking a good hard look at the LDS church too which scares the pants off of them. Bottom line - this is all about money for most of these tv preachers and Mitt is a threat to their bottom line $$$.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

like o, ricky keeps good company. judge people by the company they keep.

Cedar Hills, UT

Perry is a falling star - the debates have exposed him and shown him to be uninformed and not ready for prime time .... oh and throw in his insane immigration policy in Texas too boot. We need the BEST to face Obama and not another John McCain.

Syracuse, UT

It makes one wonder about Rick Perry and his associates. Did he really think that after the comments by this guy a couple of years ago that when "his man" fell behind he would not say something stupid? It make me think that maybe he knew about how this "minister" really feels and allowed him to say things in hopes of stirring the pot and then just say that he doesn't agree with it.

Sorry, but at this point I really wouldn't put it past Rick Perry or some others. I think it will back fire on them.

Salt Lake City, UT

Rev Wright all over again......nice job Perry......watch you tank in the polls!

Cedar City, UT

All religions are "cults" until they gain public acceptance.

Mesa, AZ

FBC in Big D is hurting in the plate just like everyone else's pocketbook. This is a great opportunity to defend their perspective and perhaps yield increased donations.

Leo Femedlers
El Paso, TX

Re: libertarian
"All religions are "cults" until they gain public acceptance"

Good luck with that.

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

On my mission (many years ago in a similar area of the country) I was asked several times where my horns were. Their preacher told them that Mormons had horns. (no lie)

I have yet to find any horns on my head. Maybe that goes with the Cult thing.

Another "Christian" minister told all that we were Angels from the Devil. Let's see 2 guys with a message about Christ that do not drink, smoke, chase women, and are pretty clean cut are Angels from the Devil? Well I would hate to meet a real one. Would like to thank those "Christian" leaders for their help. The local Mormon Cult Branches and Wards had some new members that year.

As for this guy. Reminds me of a Shania Twain Song. So your a preacher? That don't impressa me much.

From an AZ cult member.

Kaysville, UT

It reminds me of Huckabee in 2008. It is a little different and Jeffress is not the candidate but same type of rhetoric. Mr. Romney is most likely prepared to fend off this type of attack. The problem with Mr. Jeffress is that he is not just addressing Mr. Romney but the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints and it's members. It appears from this type of attack that Mr. Jeffress is not very Christian-like himself.

The Politics of Listening
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

This is a clear cut case of, "if the shoe fits Mitt Romney, wear it" battle.

First I'll quote a bit of this story. ""The governor does not believe Mormonism is a cult." "The comments Jeffress made Friday are nearly identical to things he said about Romney and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2007-08. Last year Media Matters revisited the prior anti-Mormon statements Jeffress made while also noting the pastor's "long history of inflammatory attacks on gays, Muslims, Mormons and Hindus." "Jeffress described Romney's Mormon faith as a 'cult,' and said evangelicals had only one real option in the 2012 primaries. Asked by Politico if he believed Romney is a Christian, Jeffress answered: 'No'." "END QUOTE".

On National TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN, we'll settle this live for all to see, about Mitt Romney, with a "LIVE" Q&A Polygraph screening" (we know it is completely without any theoretical foundation and has absolutely no validity, just like Mitt Romney), and get down to the real truth's about him, before he goes another inch forward, in this contest, of "whoever can lie the best, gets into The White House."

My views.

Just Thinking Outloud..
Merrimack, NH

Mormonism is to Protestanism
what Protestanism was to Catholisim, during the reformation.

Cedar Hills, UT

First it was reverend wright and his anti-american rants. Now its this fool and his bigotry shining like the sun. We should have judged the current president by his close associates and we should do the same with any canditate, including Perry.

On the other hand
Spanish Fork, UT

It's not hard to find bigots, but do we really need to go looking?

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Rick Perry:

The only thing Mormons do is:
1 - feed and clothe the poor and needy on a daily basis numbering tens of thousands, regardless of religious belief,
2 - deliver thousands of tons of medicine and medical supplies each year to areas devastated by natural disaster, regardless of religious belief,
3 - organize annual volunteer work forces by the hundreds in local communities all around the country to perform meaningful service, regardless of religious belief,
4 - assist millions in becoming self-reliant and learn the meaning of accountability,
5 - maintain a perpetual education fund to provide tuition costs to the underprivileged in countries around the world,
6 - uphold the constitution and serve in the military to protect freedom,
7 - allow all men and women everywhere to worship how, where, or what they may,

let's see, did I leave anything out??

What "christian" acts have you performed today?

layton, UT

JM said, I couldn't vote for a person who is bigoted.

Mormons often misunderstand the truth for bigotry.

The Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches are creedal. The Anglican/ Episcopal Church. These churches accept the historic Christian Creeds as binding definitions of Christian doctrines. Although the Anglicans have 39 Articles of Faith, these Articles are not strictly binding on Anglicans as a test of orthodox Anglican belief. Lutherans, Presbyterians, some Reformed Churches are creedal and confessional: they have denominational confessions (the Augsburg Confession, the Westminster Confession).

Baptists churches have Biblical statements of faith, but They would all agree that Mormonism is outside the PALE of Christianity, as are Jehovahs Witnesses and Christian Scientists.

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

Did everyone watch that video? UNREAL! He says Mormons don't believe Christ died for their sins and believe in him only as a historical figure. I'd love to read this guy Alma 7, Alma 36 Mosiah 3, 5 and countless other chapters in the Book of Mormon without telling where it came from. He might be suprised.

San Francisco, CA

Ho hum.

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