Robert Jeffress and the “Lesser of Two Evils”

At a gathering of some 300 pastors in San Antion, Texas, Southern Baptist minister Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, had the following to say about evangelical Christians voting for Mitt Romney,

“The fear among evangelicals is that this would legitimize a religion that we  believe doesn’t lead people to God.”

“And so those of us who have said yes (to Romney), we’re going to support him as the lesser of two evils, but at the same time, we’re making very clear that  we’re doing so realizing Mormonism is not Christianity.”  (emphasis added)

While pastor Jeffress has endorsed Mitt Romney, a Mormon, for president, he does not endorse Mormonism as Christian:

“I haven’t changed my tune. In fact, I never said Christians should not vote for  Mitt Romney. When I talked about his theology, I was answering a question about  theology. And I still maintain there are vast differences in theology between  Mormons and Christians, but we do share many of the same values, like the  sanctity of life and religious freedom.”  (emphasis added)

For this Southern Baptist minister, Mitt Romney, though a Mormon, is the “lesser of two evils” (read entire article here).

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