Texas pastor: Romney “not a Christian”

Oh dear. Trouble in paradise for Romney with the wacko religious extremists, also known as the core of the Republican party.

The Texas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at Friday’s Values Voters Summit in Washington told reporters that he does not believe that former Massachusetts Mitt Romney is a Christian, and called Romney’s Mormon faith a “cult.”

“Well, Rick Perry’s a Christian. He’s an evangelical Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ,” Dr. Robert Jeffress told NBC News. “Mitt Romney’s a good moral person but he’s not a Christian. Mormonism is not Christianity. It has always been considered a cult by the mainstream of Christianity. So it’s the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian.”

Perry’s campaign quickly distanced itself from the words of the pastor. The Texas governor, according to campaign spokesman Mark Miner, does not believe Mormonism is a cult.

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