Christian pastor: The bible ‘supports’ Trump’s politicization of the National Prayer Breakfast

Pastor Robert Jeffress is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump. So much so, in fact, that he is defending Trump for ignoring a plea from a conservative Christian who spoke directly to the president during the National Prayer Breakfast, imploring him to “love your enemies,” as Jesus taught — a plea that Trump ignored.

“This president absolutely hates phoniness, he can smell it a mile away, and the president thinks there’s something inherently phony in saying that you’re praying for him while you’re working 24/7 to destroy him,” Jeffress said, appearing on Fox News Friday morning.

“By the way, the Bible supports his skepticism,” Jeffress said referring to a scripture passage regarding the Sermon on the Mount. He then claimed progressives hate Trump and are trying to “destroy him” because he speaks “truth” about the “sanctity of life and religious liberty.”

Jeffress is a member of Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board and is also a member of his White House Faith Initiative. He’s been firmly in Trump’s corner since the 2016 election. He has attacked Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, and Hindus, claiming they are worshipping a “false god.” He’s attacked Barack Obama by claiming he was “paving the way for the antichrist. Jeffress has also been widely criticized for his 2008 sermon, “Gay Is Not Okay.”

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Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.