(continued from Rick Perry religion...) response to a reporter's question
after Jeffress endorsed Rick Perry, Governor Rick Perry publicly disagreed with Jeffress' beliefs and declared that according
to his own beliefs, Mormonism is not a cult.
Mormonism actually is a cult (see Mormon cult).
Robert Jeffress' beliefs were right and Rick Perry's beliefs were wrong.
Did Rick Perry truly not
know that Mormonism is a cult and continue to not know, or did the presidential
candidate Rick Perry knowingly side with a Satanic cult that blasphemously claims
Jesus and Satan are brothers for the sake of political convenience?
Let us assume it is the former. But what Rick Perry did next at the GOP presidential debate in Nevada
on October 18, 2011 is intriguing.
Asked by a CNN anchor to address the statements "Pastor"
about Mitt Romney's Mormon beliefs, Rick Perry repeatedly
called Jeffress, "that individual".
Robert Jeffress is an individual but repeatedly calling him,
"that individual" in that situation was a slight verging on insult
aimed at distancing himself from a politically inconvenient
comment made by a pastor and a loyal friend who had gone out of his way to
strongly endorse him.
Only when Mitt Romney respectfully and graciously referred to Jeffress, who had identified his
Mormonism as a cult, as "Reverend Jeffress", did Rick
Perry follow Romney's lead and switch to referring to Robert Jeffress
as, "Pastor Jeffress"
(watch the exchange).