« After chat with Marco Rubio, Newt Gingrich buckles, says yes to Univisión forum | Main | The Florida primary: Mitt Romney's organization vs. Newt Gingrich's momentum »

Pompano Beach pastor who backs Rick Santorum criticizes Mormons

Looks like the Palm Beach Post scored an interview with the Rev. O'Neal Dozier after Rick Santorum visited the controversial pastor's Pompano Beach church Sunday morning:

Rev. O’Neal Dozier, the conservative pastor of Pompano Beach’s Worldwide Christian Center, told the Palm Beach Post Sunday that Mitt Romney cannot win the presidency because Americans won’t vote for a Mormon president.

Following his third place finish in South Carolina, Rick Santorum made his first Florida campaign stop at Dozier’s church, where he gave a faith-based sermon. Dozier has been an outspoken critic of homosexuality and radical Islam. In November, former presidential candidate Herman Cain decided minutes before a speech not to have Dozier deliver his invocation, as was originally planned.

“You can look at the June Gallup poll that shows the people have already spoken – 22 percent of the electorate will not vote for a Mormon,” Dozier said. “The American people will not vote for a Mormon to be president of the United States.”

Dozier, who is black, said a Republican will need at least 10 percent of the black vote to win the presidency. 

“Blacks are not going to vote for anyone of the Mormon faith,” Dozier said. “The book of Mormon says the Negro skin is cursed.” (For more, click on the link above.)

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Jed

Sounds to me like he is taking words out of context. The Book of Mormon does not mention "negroes", as Rev. Dozier calls them, because there were none in the Americas between 589 BC and 421 AD.

Reuben Andreessen

Rick Santorum is a uniter and not a divider. It was the Mormon Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz who helped Santorum get over the top in Iowa. So much so that it was Matt Schultz who was positioned next to Senator Santorum on the podium on caucus night doing the victory speech by Santorum.

Jed

It’s worth noting that Martin Luther King, Jr endorsed Mitt Romney’s father George for President in he 1960′s. They led simultaneous Civil Rights marches together in Michigan when George Romney, also Mormon, was Governor of the State.

Bullet

Looks like the Rev. Dozier just contracted Foot in mouth disease. Doesn't have the honesty or integrity to getting his facts straight before spouting off. Be careful Rick who you chose for friends.

Brian

“Since I joined the Church, I desire to be more and more obedient to God. As I do so, many people say to me, ‘I see a light in you more than ever before. What is it?’…During one performance at Disney world…[a member of the audience asked,] ‘Could you please tell us…how you got that light?’

“the question was direct. so I gave a direct answer: ‘I have become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” - Gladys Knight

scdaddyo

Let me get this straight a bigoted comment by a pastor calling someone else a bigot.

Santorum is better that this. He needs to rebuke these words of bigotry and rescind the endorsement by this pastor.

The irony coming from a pastor is that Christ spread light and this pastor is spreading darkness.

juanita valdez

Bigotry. Squelch this!

Would we tolerate anti-Jewish comments? NO, we shouldn't and wouldn't. Why do you tolerate bigotry?

Sheyenne

In 1972, while visiting the Morman Tabernacle
with a white friend he informed me that African Americans were not accepted into the Morman faith because we could not inherit the Priesthood. I have done my research thru the years and can truly say I would have no part of this cult. Gladys Knight is a lost slave when she finds her way she will come out of that cult.

The comments to this entry are closed.