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: