Do Politics Belong in the Pulpit?
Examining the tension between faith and voting.
February 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM
In late 2011, a Baptist pastor in Texas came under fire for comments about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the 10,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, called Mormonism a cult and suggested Christians should never vote for a political candidate who isn’t a Christian. Jeffress also personally endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for president in a video later posted on First Baptist Dallas’ website—with a disclaimer saying the video represented the views of Jeffress, not necessarily those of the church.
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