Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church become emotional when they encounter the term “Mormon cult”.
Quite recently, October 7, 2011, Pastor Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas Texas, introduced Rick Perry, a presidential candidate running against Mitt Romney, a well known member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at the Value Voter Summit in Washington D.C.. After that introduction, Pastor Jeffress was captured on tape visiting with attendees and the press telling them Mormons were not Christians and Mormons are a cult.
Since then Pastor Jeffress made the rounds of news media shows touting the same message, but more strongly emphasizing he thinks Mormons are a “theological cult”. When repeatedly challenged on one news show, Pastor Jeffress admitted Mormons are not a cult according to the definition of a cult in Websters Dictionary, but repeated his claim Mormons are a theological cult.
The current “Mormon Cult” ruckus caused us to wonder about the historical use of the phrase “Mormon Cult” as well as the statistics behind the current “WordQuake” initiated by Pastor Jeffress. Read More→