San Antonio pastor travels to Jerusalem for Embassy opening

Pastor Robert Jeffress

San Antonio pastor travels to Jerusalem for Embassy opening

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has condemned First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress for his past comments on Jews, Mormons, Muslims, and Hell, arguing that he is a "religious bigot" who should not be delivering a prayer at the new American embassy in Jerusalem.

Pastor Robert Jeffress "says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. In 2010, he said that Judaism, along with Mormonism, Islam and Hinduism were religions, quote, "that lead people to an eternity of separation from God in hell". "Such a non secular bigot shouldn't be giving the prayer that opens america Embassy in Jerusalem".

A Christian filmmaker has taken the time to define "bigotry" for Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney after the Mormon politician issued a statement that appeared to demand that a Christian pastor express views that are non-Christian.

JEFFRESS: Historic Christianity for 2000 years has taught that salvation is through faith in Christ alone.

The move - which comes months after President Donald Trump promised to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital - has been welcomed by Israel and U.S. evangelicals, but Palestinians have condemned it.

Big-name pastors also came to Jeffress' defense, including Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California. "The truth that I, together with tens of hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians all over the world, proceed to espouse that perception, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy".

"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 December, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, infuriating Palestinians who seek the Israeli-annexed eastern sector as a capital.

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.

Jeffress, a leading evangelical supporter of Donald Trump, said without the president's "determination, resolve, courage, we would not be here today". "The choice of Jeffress sends exactly the wrong message".

A 2008 recording from Hagee caught him proclaiming that Adolf Hitler was fulfilling God's plan to encourage Jews to return to Israel.

Of course, nearly no one made any noise about the prominent of Hagee and Jeffress at the embassy ceremony.

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