Pro-Perry Pastor Blasts Romney, Calls Mormonism a 'Cult'

A Baptist pastor from Texas is causing Texas Gov. Rick Perry some heartburn on the campaign trail.

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Robert Jeffress, a controversial Baptist pastor from Texas, is causing Texas Gov. Rick Perry some heartburn on the campaign trail.

Jeffress, who endorsed Perry and introduced him at the Values Voter Summit, claimed that one of the reasons who he's opposed to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is because Mormonism is a "cult," although he said he never discussed that issue with Perry. He also accused Romney of flip-flopping on abortion, and said that if Romney is the nominee, "Obama will win re-election." Citing his religious background and positions, Jeffress says "Romney will not energize evangelical Christians."

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