Jon Stewart: Christian right ‘hates Obama more than they love Jesus’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 23:58 EDT
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The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the debate surrounding Mitt Romney’s faith in Mormonism.

Many conservative Christians — a major base of the Republican Party — see Mormonism as a heretical offshoot of their religion. According to a Pew Research Center survey from 2011, 53 percent of white evangelical Protestants said Mormonism was not a Christian faith. However, those same voters overwhelmingly support Romney in a hypothetical match up against President Barack Obama.

“Simple math. I hate Barack Obama more than I love Jesus,” Stewart joked.

But those on the right are not the only one who have been critical of Romney’s religion.

“It takes a bold man to judge someone based on a book you’re simultaneously shitting on,” Stewart said, mocking MSNBC host Martin Bashir. “I guess at least Bashir is not saying Romney belongs to a fake religion and worships a false god, that would be Lawrence O’Donnell’s job.”

“You can’t cherry pick the worst aspects of a religion and hold a person responsible for it,” Stewart said. “It’s not like Mitt Romney will pursue policies that are unfair to black people because he’s a Mormon. He’ll do that because he’s a Republican.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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