Huntsman Responds To Cult Comments

10.11.11 | Jeremy Miller

Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman isn't mincing words in reacting to a Texas pastor's comments about Mormonism.  Jeffress introduced Texas Governor Rick Perry at last weekend's Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC.  Jeffress later told reporters he believes Mormons are not Christians and that the faith is a cult. Jeffress's remarks are viewed as a slam at former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who is considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Romney and Huntsman are both Mormons. Huntsman didn't hold back when addressing the remarks during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, saying his religious beliefs are not as important as the problems facing the country. He also called Jeffress a moron and said his comments don't deserve the amount of attention they have received.