Quote of the Day: The Cult of Mormon

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From Craig Bergman, the now-former Iowa director for Newt Gingrich’s campaign:

A lot of the evangelicals believe God would give us four more years of Obama just for the opportunity to expose the cult of Mormon. There’s a thousand pastors ready to do that.

Gingrich may have fired Bergman, but that doesn’t change the truth of what he said. The antipathy of evangelicals toward the Mormon church is widely known and of long standing, and it’s a real problem for Romney even if it doesn’t get talked about much. If you don’t believe me, check out “Mitt Romney’s Evangelical Problem,” from the September 2005 issue of the Washington Monthly. Nothing much has changed in six years.

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