From the Huffington Post:
The Texas megachurch pastor who made waves at this year’s Voter Values Summit is not backing down.
One day after describing Mormonism as a cult and saying presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not a Christian, pastor Robert Jeffress defended his remarks on CNN.
“I am not a Jeremiah Wright on the fringe, making fanatical statements,” he said.
The pastor characterized his controversial statements as an honest response to a reporter’s question about his personal views.
“When somebody asks me a theological question about Mormonism, I have a responsibility to tell the truth,” he said. “Mormonism has never been considered a part of evangelical historic Christianity.”
He said he would vote for Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in the general election, but that he would rather support a Christian for the GOP nomination. That doesn’t make him a bigot, he explained.
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