Why Robert Jeffress Is Endorsing Rick Perry
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Says the release, "Jeffress' introduction will serve as his official endorsement of his fellow Texan, and is a first for the Pastor who has never publicly stood behind any political candidate." To which the pastor adds, in part:
"Replacing Barack Obama is more than a political issue, it is a spiritual issue. ...[And] conservative Christians will have a choice to make. Do we want a candidate who is skilled in rhetoric, or one who is skilled in leadership? Do we want someone who is a conservative out of convenience, or one who is a conservative out of conviction? Do we want a candidate who is a good, moral person, or one who is a born again follower of Jesus Christ? I believe that in Rick Perry we have a candidate who is a proven leader, a true conservative, and a committed follower of Christ."Read the whole thing here.
Update at 2:45 p.m.: On the other side is the video of Jeffress's introduction of Perry this afternoon.
Update at 5:05 p.m.: Jeffress was on CNN about an hour ago -- and, again, moments ago -- referring, yet again, to Mormonism as "a cult," one among many reasons he can't support Romney. That video also follows.