The Daily Beast gets their hands on some emails which show an evangelical activist with ties to the Rick Perry campaign urging them to "juxtapose tradtional Christianity to the false God of Mormonism."
McKay Coppins says David Lane, an evangelical who reportedly urged Perry to jump into the race, emailed Dick Bott, who is a leader in Christian talk radio.
On Oct. 12, Bott sent an email to Lane informing him that he would soon be recording an interview with the Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Perry backer and Baptist minister who had made headlines at the Value Voters Summit in early October for calling Mormonism a non-Christian “cult.” Jeffress also argued that Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney wasn’t deserving of the presidency because of his faith.
Bott indicated that the interview would be sympathetic to Jeffress, and defended the pastor for raising the Mormon issue: “What would anyone think if a candidate were a Scientologist?” Bott wrote. “Shouldn’t they want to know what the implications were that may flow therefrom? [sic]”
Coppins also says Lane was apparently behind a conference call in June where Christian leaders tried to find an "ideal presidential candidate" they would get behind. That candidate was reportedly Perry.