The Mormon Factor: Why Mitt Romney Makes Some Nervous

By Stan Guthrie

Mitt Romney’s impressive (albeit imperfect) professional resume will never convince a huge chunk of the country’s citizens to vote for him—including many evangelical Christians. Nor will anything else he says or does during the primary season or—if he gets that far—the presidential campaign. And this is not just because of disagreement with his political policies—that accounts for some of it, but not all. What’s the other reason?

Mitt Romney is a Mormon.

The issue has new cogency as Texas pastor Robert Jeffress, a supporter of the evangelical Rick Perry, has just claimed that Mitt Romney belongs to a cult.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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