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Perry's Son: Romney Is a Christian

7:19 PM, Oct 11, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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During a pre-debate event at Dartmouth's SAE fraternity house tonight, Rick Perry's son, Griffin Perry, delivered remarks and held a brief question-and-answer session with a few dozen students. Asked whether his father has taken steps to distance himself from Pastor Robert Jeffress's comments that Mormonism is a "cult," Griffin Perry replied: "Absolutely."

Rick Perry photo portrait, August 28, 2004

"You can't control what people who endorse you say," Perry continued. "Mitt Romney has come out and said that he believes Jesus Christ is his savior. That makes him a Christian. That's what Christianity is about. I don't know if there's any other question besides that." The 28-year-old Griffin Perry quit his job at Deutsche bank recently, so he can volunteer full-time for his father's campaign.

Earlier today, Mitt Romney called on Perry to "repudiate" Jeffress's comments. "Governor Perry selected an individual to introduce him who then used religion as a basis for which he said he would endorse Governor Perry and a reason to not support me," Romney said. "And Governor Perry then said that introduction just hit it out of the park. I just don't believe that that kind of divisiveness based upon religion has a place in this country.... I would call upon Governor Perry to repudiate the sentiment and the remarks made by that pastor."

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