Romney: Pastor Who Prayed At Embassy Opening A 'Religious Bigot'

Romney: Pastor Who Prayed At Embassy Opening A 'Religious Bigot'

Romney: Pastor Who Prayed At Embassy Opening A 'Religious Bigot'

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

In the past, he's said that President Barack Obama's policies are "paving the way for the Antichrist", and that Islam "is a religion that promotes pedophilia".

Jeffress told Fox News" "Fox & Friends, "This is a historic moment because it represents the United States recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, something that the Bible and secular history have told us for 3,000 years".

He's the clerical representative of that system.

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney called one of the two pastors who prayed during the United States' embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem a "religious bigot". "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".

In a 2010 Politically Incorrect lecture series, Jeffress is reported to have said: "God sends good people to Hell".

In an interview with the Christian Post at the end of 2016, Jeffress declared that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were "on the wrong side of God on this issue" when the US chose not to veto a United Nations resolution on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Jeffress later told reporters that he did not understand the controversy surrounding his comments since they reflected the views held by most evangelicals. 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.

Big-name pastors also came to Jeffress' defense, including Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California. Trump announced in December that he was relocating the embassy to Jerusalem, a move that drew worldwide condemnation and sparked concerns of a widening conflict in the Middle East.

"I'm going to be thanking God for the strong leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is absolutely determined to protect Israel", Jeffress said.

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