Robert Jeffress, the Dallas megachurch pastor who caused a media firestorm last fall when he said Christians should not support Mitt Romney because Mormonism is a cult, has endorsed Romney.
“I haven’t changed my tune. In fact, I never said Christians should not vote for Mitt Romney. When I talked about his theology, I was answering a question about theology. And I still maintain there are vast differences in theology between Mormons and Christians, but we do share many of the same values, like the sanctity of life and religious freedom,” Jeffress said Sunday on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”
The controversy began at Family Research Council’s “Values Voter Summit” in October. Jeffress, who attended the event as a guest, was backing Texas Governor Rick Perry at the time. In interviews with The Christian Post and other media outlets, Jeffress said that evangelical Christians should not vote for Romney because he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), which evangelicals do not consider Christian. He went on to describe the LDS Church as a “cult.” CPost