Rick Perry Backer Robert Jeffress: Mitt Romney Not A Christian

Source: Alexander Burns / Politico

Texas evangelical leader Robert Jeffress, the megachurch pastor who introduced Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, said this afternoon he does not believe Mitt Romney is a Christian.

Jeffress described Romney’s Mormon faith as a “cult,” and said evangelicals had only one real option in the 2012 primaries.

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“That is a mainstream view, that Mormonism is a cult,” Jeffress told reporters here. “Every true, born again follower of Christ ought to embrace a Christian over a non-Christian.”

Asked by POLITICO if he believed Romney is a Christian, Jeffress answered: “No.”

The Christian leader warned that in a general election race between Romney and Barack Obama, he believes many evangelicals will stay home and leave the GOP nominee without their votes.

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