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


Jeffress has been a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, who made the decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there from Tel-Aviv.

The Dallas pastor slated to lead a prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem has made derogatory remarks about Jews, Muslims, and Mormons.

"Robert Jeffress says 'you can't be saved by being a Jew, ' and "Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell, '" Romney wrote".

Controversial pro-Trump pastor Robert Jeffress, whom Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney called a "religious bigot" on Twitter, delivered a prayer on Monday at the dedication ceremony of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem.

When Romney was running for president in 2012, Jeffress told Christians they shouldn't vote for him because he is Mormon.

Robert Jeffress has been slammed as a "bigot" over comments he made on Islam, Mormonism and homosexuality. "The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy", Jeffries fired back at Romney.

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"Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith alone in Christ. The choice of Jeffress sends exactly the wrong message".

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. "People may disagree with that view, but it's not a view unique to me", he told NBC.

"First of all I am going to take some time to thank God for His faithfulness to Israel for 4,000 years". Jeffress, among the Religious Right leaders who lobbied hard for Trump to fulfill his campaign pledge to move the embassy, gushed that Trump is "the most faith-friendly president we've ever had".

The hate-filled pastor has also said the Catholic Church is following Satan's path and that Barack Obama was "paving the way" for the arrival of the antichrist.

Trump has been criticized for announcing plans to relocate the embassy and for formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.