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MSNBC host condemns Mitt Romney to hell, cites the Book of Mormon [VIDEO]

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

Holy fire and brimstone, Batman.

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir often touts his religion on air, noting that he is a follower of Christianity. And despite Jesus Christ having warned his followers in the Book of Matthew about judging others, Bashir has plotted out a path for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s eternal damnation. (RELATED: Full coverage of the Romney campaign)

On his show on Thursday, Bashir determined the likely Republican nominee for the presidency of the United States to be a liar on multiple occasions.

“It doesn’t matter how many times he hears the truth, Mitt Romney prefers to tell lies,” Bashir said, having suggested Romney and his campaign lied on three recent occasions.

Bashir then consulted the religious text of Romney’s faith of Mormonism to determined what the punishment would be for such actions.

“Which brings us to the moral codes of Mormonism that Mr. Romney claims to live by,” Bashir said. “In Section 63, in verse 17 of the Doctrine and Covenants of the Mormon Church we find this: ‘All liars, and whosoever loveth and and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death.’ And from the Book of Mormon to Nephi, Chapter 2, Verse 34 we find this: ‘Woe unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.’”

And based on Bashir’s interpretation, he said Romney can either win the White House and be condemned to “eternal damnation,” or just tell the truth.

“Given what the Book of Mormon is clearly saying, Mr. Romney has but two choices,” Bashir continued. “He can either keep lying and potentially win the White House, but bring eternal damnation upon himself or he can start telling the truth. The question for him, I guess, is which is more important.”

(h/t Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics Video)

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