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News roundup: Media weighs in on Mormon cult comment

Deseret News: Local clergy weigh in on LDS 'cult' claims, Christianity

A long-time Utah evangelical pastor is parting ways with some of his national colleagues when it comes to opinions about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Reverend Myke Crowder, pastor of Christian Life Center in Layton, one of the largest evangelical congregations in Utah, took issue with Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, for his remarks last week during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., in which he said that the LDS Church is a non-Christian cult.


Washington Times: Anti-Mormon comments are ‘hate language’

Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, who recently endorsed Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race, said Tuesday that those who have said they can’t support a Mormon as president are guilty of “hate language.”


Wall Street Journal: The Cult of Anti-Mormonism

Here's some advice for Republican candidates appearing at Tuesday's presidential debate at Dartmouth College. When you are asked, as you will be asked, what you make of the Christian pastor who called the Mormon faith a "cult," there's only one appropriate answer.


CNN: Huntsman: Pastor is a 'moron'

GOP presidential hopeful and Mormon Jon Huntsman had some choice words on Monday for the Dallas pastor who's repeatedly described Mormonism as a "cult" and a "false religion" this weekend.


Huffington Post: Mitt Romney Silent On Mormon 'Cult' Controversy

Mitt Romney doesn't want to talk about religion. In New Hampshire on Monday, the Republican candidate studiously avoided reporters' questions about his Mormon faith, CNN reports. As reporters shouted questions, Romney remained silent as his aides responded with, "No questions."


NPR: A Look At Mormons And The GOP

On Friday, at the Values Voters Summit here in Washington, where many GOP candidates spoke, the pastor of a Dallas-based mega church called the Mormon faith a cult. Robert Jeffress introduced Texas Governor Rick Perry at the summit, and his comments were aimed at another GOP candidate, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, who has largely avoided talking about his faith in public.


Salt Lake Tribune: Mormon question

Jon Huntsman is right. The question of whether The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a cult or is Christian is a political sideshow. The race for the Republican presidential nomination should be about important policy issues, not about which candidate or which denomination is Christian.


Deseret News: Mormons beliefs once again under attack

When one of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's supporters publicly denounced the faith of Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman as a non-Christian cult, he was just the latest in a long line of people who have damned Mormonism.

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