Jeffress Prays 'For the Peace of Jerusalem' After Being Called 'Bigot'
16 May, 2018, 13:54 | Author: Sheila Harris
Dallas-based preacher Robert Jeffresstold Fox News on Sunday night that he would be leading a prayer during the ceremony to open the new United States embassy in Israel, a controversial move that is guaranteed to stir violence in the occupied Palestinian lands.
Jeffress spoke about why the moment was so historic and significant while on Fox News.
"Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone", Jeffress tweeted May 14.
At the time, many in the media criticized the social conservative pastor for past comments he made about Muslims, Mormons, Jews, the LGBT community, Catholics and others.
In his prayer, Pastor Jeffress called it a "momentous occasion in the life of your people and in the history of our world" in the ceremony's opening prayer. 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, ' Jeffress said in the tweet.
Opposing Mitt Romney's nomination, Jeffress said in 2011 that he sees Mormonism as a "theological cult", and not a real religion, as he was rallying behind governor Rick Perry during 2012 presidential race.
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