Mitt Romney calls pastor speaking at Jerusalem embassy opening a 'bigot'

15 May, 2018, 16:20 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Pastor Robert Jeffress

The Rev. Robert Jeffress, leader of a Southern Baptist church near Dallas and a spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, delivered the invocation at the ceremony in Jerusalem, attended by an official US delegation featuring Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

"Many presidents promised this move, but President Trump took decisive action, making it the most courageous move on the holy land made by a president of the U.S. since President [Harry] Truman's decision against the advice of his secretary of state to have the USA be the first nation to recognize the new Jewish state", he told The Jerusalem Post.

"Those comments Mitt used were out of context, they were twisted, some were not accurate at all", Jeffress said, insisting that the fact that he and millions of other evangelicals believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is "really not newsworthy and it certainly doesn't qualify me as a bigot".

If that's not enough to make your head spin, Christians United for Israel founder Pastor John Hagee will deliver a closing blessing at the ceremony.

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"He has a long-standing involvement with public officials", he said.

Jeffress has also strongly criticized the Roman Catholic Church.

"As a Christian, I am called to stand with the Jewish people, so I will always remain an unapologetic supporter of the free and democratic State of Israel", Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel Worship Center and its satellite campuses in Gainesville, Georgia, told Breitbart News.

Laurie said in Psalms 122:6 Christians are commanded to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" - "May those who love you be secure". "Hitler was a hunter". After those remarks surfaced during the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen.

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Jeffress endorsed Romney, who is Mormon, for president in 2012, The Hill reported.

"One of the men who gave a prayer before the ceremony in Jerusalem today says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith, who serves as Fox News's chief news anchor, told his viewers. He then shouted from the hilltops that Muslims and Hindus "worship a false god" before claiming that all of Islam "promote pedophilia". The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies".

"Do you think it's appropriate for a person who thinks that - who said that Jews are going to hell to speak at the opening of our embassy in Israel?" a reporter asked. "This is another example of promise made, promise kept".

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