Pastor who introduced Perry: Mormonism is ‘a cult’

Matt K. Lewis Senior Contributor
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Texas Governor Rick Perry gave a great speech at the Family Research Council’s “Values Voters” conference today. But I suspect this is another example of one step forward, two steps back.

Time’s Michael Crowley tweets:

Robert Jefress, TX pastor who just intro’ed Perry, tells reporters Mormonism is “a cult”

Actually, his name is Robert Jeffress, and he’s the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas. As The Hill reported earlier,

Jeffress will take some veiled shots at Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion and accuse him of shifting positions on some issues when he introduces Perry on Friday afternoon, according to remarks provided to The Hill.

Sounds like the shots weren’t so veiled…