Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

Jeffress has a history of attacking Mitt Romney.

The role of Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, a Southern Baptist megachurch, underlines the significance of the Jerusalem event as an appeal to Christian conservatives, part of President Donald Trump's base of supporters.

A pastor who has been labeled a "bigot" for saying Jews will all go to hell and describing Islam as a religion that promotes pedophilia is set to speak at a ceremony acknowledging the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

"Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew, ' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.' He's said the same about Islam", Romney, a Mormon, wrote on Twitter over the weekend.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump's most devoted supporters and defenders, said during a Dove TV interview on Thursday that he is going to be delivering the opening prayer on Monday at the opening of the new US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem. After Romney became the Republican nominee, Jeffress revealed that he backed Romney as the "lesser of two evils" when Romney challenged former President Barack Obama for the White House in 2012.

A leading Baptist minister who prayed at the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is being attacked for past statements about other faiths. The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies". "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy".

Speaking with The Christian Post in 2011 about the controversy he had garnered from calling Mormonism a "cult", Jeffress said that what people find offensive is the notion that not everyone is going to Heaven. Jeffress said the Bible declares that "God will judge any nation that divides the land that God gave to Israel".

The relocation of the embassy marks a almost three decade departure from US foreign policy and has been largely regarded by evangelical Christians as a major victory for the Trump administration.

Jeffress also stated he would "express gratitude for our tremendous President, Donald Trump". Trump announced in December that he was relocating the embassy to Jerusalem, a move that drew global condemnation and sparked concerns of a widening conflict in the Middle East.

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