The latest Evangelical talking head to get his/her foot caught in their mouth is Robert Jeffress of Dallas, Texas, who called presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith a “cult.” What does that mean? Is it simply that most Christians see Mormonism as an unacceptable version of Christianity? Or does it involve some type of brainwashing? For me, the term “cult” speaks more to the practices of a faith rather than the beliefs themselves. In the book Under the Banner of Heaven, author Jon Krakauer lays out a very controversial history of the Mormon Church, but the current CLDS is a far cry from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. In addition, I experienced some pretty sketchy practices of faith by more mainstream Christian ministries in college. So even though I would also stop short from saying that Mormons are also Christians, I’m not sure it’s a cult, except for the FLDS and Warren Jeff’s cronies. So is Mormonism a cult to you? How so? Look forward to reading your thoughts.