Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, a Rick Perry supporter, has once again called Romney a cultist because of his Mormon faith. It’s tragic that, in these supposedly enlightened times, such a baseless charge would even get any press.
The facts are these: Romney is a good man who has held high ecclesiastical office in the LDS church. Specifically, he was responsible for the spiritual and temporal welfare of an entire stake — seven to ten entirely separate congregations, as many as five or six thousand men, women, and children. I know the kind of men who are placed in such positions because I have worked closely with six of them, all far better men than I. With Romney, you will never hear about another woman or misspent youth, and you will know he has always conducted himself in all areas of his life with the utmost integrity.
And, as the official name of his faith — and mine — suggests, he is and I am a Christian. We belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We acknowledge Christ, the Son of the living God, as our Savior — and encourage all people to come unto Him.
(For the full article about the attack on Romney, see http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/08/romneys-mormon-faith-is-thrust-into-campaign-spotlight/)