It comes as no surprise that during the Value Voters Summit this weekend the issue of a candidate’s personal religion was brought up. This is nothing new. As you may recall, Mitt Romney had to address his Mormon faith during the 2008 Republican primary. Whether he likes it or not, he’s getting another shot this go around too.
After introducing Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the conference Friday, Ron Jeffers, a Southern Baptist pastor, called Mormonism, a “cult” in an interview with reporters later in the day.
To say it created a bit of controversy is an understatement.
I’m not going to go into the issue of whether Mormonism – also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – is or isn’t a cult here. The debate being discussed on The Christian Post and elsewhere should help readers form a better understanding of the issue and of theology in general.
Read the rest of this post at http://blogs.christianpost.com/churn/2011/10/how-should-candidates-handle-the-faith-religion-issue-10/