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Local Mormons React to "Cult" Claim

The race for the Republican nomination for President has taken a controversial turn. A prominent supporter of Governor Rick Perry has said the faiths of two other candidates amounts to a Cult. Former Wichita Falls pastor Robert Jeffress said it of The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Jeffress said Mormons are not a part of Christianity.

Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are both Mormons. Romney called on Perry to disavow the claim Tuesday afternoon. Seven minutes later Perry's rep said he would not.

Newschannel 6 sought out local Mormons to see how the claims made them feel. Those we spoke with said they are hurtful and false.

Steve Stout is a local business owner. He says his faith in Jesus guides his life. "We testify of Christ, we preach of Christ, we believe in Jesus Christ; He is our savior, He is our foundation of our faith," said Stout.

Stout said he knows there is a lot of misinformation about what Mormons believe. He says its all in the religious texts of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. "I would challenge all those that seek to learn to truth to do what the Book of Mormon teaches us; to pray for yourselves, read the scriptures," he said.

The local Bishop of the Wichita Falls congregation told Newschannel 6 he cannot speak on behalf of the Church, but he is personally troubled that anyone would use a person's faith as a basis of attack.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

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