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

15 May, 2018, 16:23 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Islamophobic pastor set to lead prayer at US embassy in Israel

Jeffress responded to Romney's criticisms.

President Donald Trump and Pastor Robert Jeffress, left, participate in the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2017.

"President Trump's announcement regarding the embassy move, made in the White House against the backdrop of a Christmas tree and beaming Vice President Pence, was a transparent move to pander to evangelical Christians in his political base", the group added.

They landed in Israel Sunday morning ahead of the US Embassy opening in the capital. He even preached at a private service for the President-elect and his family on Inauguration Day in 2017, shortly before Trump took the oath of office.

During the 2012 Presidential election, he told voters not to support Romney at the polls because he's Mormon.

Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean Abraham Cooper drew historical parallels with the nation's founding 70 years ago and Trump's unprecedented policy shift, harkening back to Israel's infancy as a state.

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Speaking further, the representative noted that there had already been theft and robbery incidents at the mosque before. Last year, a mosque in Cape Town was covered in pig's blood in what officials claimed was an Islamophobic attack .


Fox News anchor Shepard Smith said on Monday that the controversial views of Pastor Robert Jeffress about Judaism and gays is "well-documented". He called Jeffress a "religious bigot". And the fact that I and tens of millions of evangelical Christians still believe that is not bigoted and it's not newsworthy. He said that Mormons, Muslims and Hindus "worship a false god", and that Islam is "evil" and "promotes pedophilia".

Laurie told Breitbart News that Monday's dedication of the new U.S. Embassy sends a message around the world. "No one comes to the Father except through me", Caner said, according to Fox News.

Kushner and Trump, who both act as senior advisers to President Trump, are in Israel as part of the American delegation celebrating the moving of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"In that prayer, I'm going to be recounting God's history of faithfulness to his people, the Israelites", he said. Then, he said he will thank God "for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu" because he "is determined to protect his people".

"Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like any other nation to determine its own capital", Trump said in a video greeting at the embassy ceremony."Today we follow through on this recognition and open our embassy in the historic and sacred land of Jerusalem". "This is another example of promise made, promise kept".

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