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

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

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

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".

A pastor who has been labeled a "bigot" for saying Jews will all go to hell and describing Islam as a religion that promotes pedophilia is set to speak at a ceremony acknowledging the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Robert Jeffress has been slammed as a "bigot" over comments he made on Islam, Mormonism and homosexuality.

Jeffress appeared on Fox News on Friday to discuss the embassy's opening.

He's the clerical representative of that system.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump's most devoted supporters and defenders, said during a Dove TV interview on Thursday that he is going to be delivering the opening prayer on Monday at the opening of the new US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem. "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".

The White Home invited Jeffress to take part within the opening of the embassy after it was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an invite that was met with widespread criticism. "The choice of Jeffress sends exactly the wrong message". During the 2012 Presidential election, he told voters not to support Romney at the polls because he's Mormon. "People may disagree with that view, but it's not a view unique to me", he told NBC.

"I'm going to be thanking God for the strong leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is absolutely determined to protect Israel". He said at the time, "The idea that Mormonism is a theological cult is not news either".

Christian leaders in Jerusalem strongly criticized Trump's decision to move the embassy, warning that it would "yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, moving us farther from the goal of unity and deeper toward destructive division".

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