MSNBC’s Martin Bashir took the time to slam Mitt Romney for allegedly lying, while using the Book of Mormon to lecture the Republican presidential candidate about the tenets of a moral character. According to Bashir, Romney has told three lies over the past few days (about Ted Nugent’s endorsement, unemployment under President Obama and the media’s leftist tilt) — an offense punishable by “eternal damnation.”

MSNBCs Martin Bashir Uses Book of Mormon to Slam Romneys Alleged Lies

“It doesn’t matter how many times he hears the truth, Mitt Romney prefers to tell lies,” Bashir said, going on to call the leading GOP candidate “Mitt the Mendacious.”

But his excoriating rant wasn’t done there, as he turned to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to more fully reprimand Romney for his alleged offenses. The Huffington Post has more:

Then, he [Bashir] wondered how Romney would be punished for lying, and whipped out the religious text of Romney’s faith.

“In Section 63, in verse 17 of the Doctrine and Covenants of the Mormon Church we find this: ‘All liars, and whosoever loveth and and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death,’” Bashir said. “And from the Book of Mormon to Nephi, Chapter 2, Verse 34 we find this: ‘Woe unto the liar, for he shall be thrust down to hell.’”

“Given what the Book of Mormon is clearly saying, Mr. Romney has but two choices,” Bashir railed on. “He can either keep lying and potentially win the White House, but bring eternal damnation upon himself or he can start telling the truth. The question for him, I guess, is which is more important.”

Watch Bashir’s religious lecture, below:

(H/T: Huffington Post)