A stunning aspect of this week's controversy over Pastor Robert
Jeffress' characterization of Mormonism as a "cult" has been the prompt
and vigorous defense of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
by the mainstream media.
Take, for example, Slate magazine. Back in 2006,
editor Jacob Weisberg wrote that Romney's faith was "rightly" an issue
with voters, saying he wouldn't vote for someone crazy enough to believe
in the founding stories of Mormonism and that "certain religious views
should be deal breakers in and of themselves."
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