Romney Tweet about Robert Jeffress Falsely Paints Faithful Christians as Bigoted Extremists

Romney Tweet about Robert Jeffress Falsely Paints Faithful Christians as Bigoted Extremists

Romney Tweet about Robert Jeffress Falsely Paints Faithful Christians as Bigoted Extremists

"Among those railing against the decision to include him is Gov. Mitt Romney", said Smith, who then highlighted the former MA governor and Utah Senate candidate's tweet about Jeffress that "such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer" at the embassy's opening ceremony.

US President Donald J. Trump's administration will officially transfer the ambassador's offices to the consulate building and temporarily use it as the new US Embassy in Jerusalem as of 14 May 2018.

Many evangelical pastors believe the Mormon faith to be a cult.

While he did not address Romney's comments, the First Baptist pastor appeared on "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning and talked about his prayer at the opening of the embassy. A hunter is someone who comes with a gun and he forces you.

Pastor Robert Jeffress "says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. Islam, he said, "is a religion that promotes pedophelia, sex with children". "'And they the hunters shall hunt them.' That would be the Jews". And they argue it marks the end of the USA role as an "honest broker" in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. He called the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage "the greatest, most historic, landmark blunder in the history of the United States Supreme Court". About 80% of white evangelicals (usually among the strongest American supporters of Israel), voted for Trump in 2016, according to exit polls.

Jeffress' participation in the program, announced last week, renewed attention to past comments he has made about non-Christian faiths.

He is said to have made more than 2,000 media appearances - regularly on the right-leaning Fox News cable channel - and has written 23 books. God "is not necessarily an open borders guy".

"While a staunch ally of the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeffress has been criticized for preaching that all non-Christians, including people who are Jewish, will not go to heaven", the network said. In other words, Jeffress thinks National Football League players should celebrate their right to freedom of expression by not exercising it. A passage from Romans, he asserts, gives rulers "whatever means necessary―including war―to stop evil".

The relocation of the embassy marks a virtually three decade departure from USA global coverage and has been largely regarded by evangelical Christians as a significant victory for the Trump administration.

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Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner led the US delegation for the embassy opening, which included Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "Because God allowed it to happen", he said, referring to the Holocaust.

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