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Perry Refuses to Repudiate Pastor

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HAMPTON, NH - OCTOBER 1: Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local residents at the "We the People: A First in the Nation Freedom Forum" town hall event at the One Liberty Lane Conference Center on October 1, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has refused to disavow a Dallas pastor—a supporter of his—who called Mormonism a cult. Perry announced his decision through a spokesman after fellow GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday called on Perry to repudiate Rev. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Dallas who said Romney was not really a Christian. Jeffress stood by his remarks Sunday.