After Richard Jeffress’s comments, the Washington Post asked me for a response. It begins:
If Mitt Romney had run for governor of South Carolina against outspoken conservative evangelicalMark Sanford, Dallas First Baptist Church pastor (and famous Rick Perry fan) Robert Jeffress would have loudly campaigned for Sanford over the “cultist” Mitt Romney.
If Mitt Romney had run for senate from Nevada against outspoken evangelical John Ensign, Robert Jeffress would have been by Ensign’s side, telling Christians that if they were truly “born again,” they’d vote for Ensign.
If Mitt Romney had run for senate from Louisiana, against Catholic David Vitter, Robert Jeffress might have had a tougher choice, but the odds are that he’d hold his nose and campaign for a Catholic over a Mormon.
And in each case he would have been shockingly, embarrassingly wrong.
Read the whole thing, comment on it, and please share it. Pastor Jeffress was on Fox and Friends again this morning, and we need to fight back as long as he’s prominent in the public debate.