Romney Slams Huckabee's Ungodly Jabs

Connection of Jesus, devil irks Mormon Republican candidate
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 3:27 PM CST
The founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, are depicted in a statue which overlooks the old historical city of Nauvoo, Ill., on the Mississippi...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney is rebutting Mike Huckabee’s suggestion that Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers, saying Huckabee “is really going too far” by “attacking” his religion. The former Massachusetts governor said it’s “just not the American way” to impugn personal beliefs. Mormon faith does not describe Jesus and Satan as brothers, the AP reports, but rather conforms to the Biblical account.

A Mormon spokewoman said the Southern Baptist minister’s question is often raised by people looking to smear the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Huckabee’s campaign responded to the press, the New York Times adds, asserting the former Arkansas governor's “religious tolerance … his unwillingness to answer questions about Mormonism and to avoid addressing theological questions during this campaign.”