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

President Trump with Pastor Robert Jeffress during the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington DC

President Trump with Pastor Robert Jeffress during the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington DC

Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress will give the opening prayer Monday at the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy".

The Dallas pastor slated to lead a prayer at the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem has made derogatory remarks about Jews, Muslims, and Mormons. "Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life".

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, expressed his opposition to Jeffress addressing the embassy ceremony.

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

Jeffress says "it's sad" that Romney lashed out at him ahead of the embassy inauguration in Jerusalem. He then shouted from the hilltops that Muslims and Hindus "worship a false god" before claiming that all of Islam "promote pedophilia".

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The ADL, referring to the opening of the embassy, stated, "We need prayers of peace, hope, openness and respect".

"Historical Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ", Jeffress declared.

Another pastor who offered prayers was John Hagee, a mega-church leader who once said Adolf Hitler was sent by God to hasten the desire of Jews to return to Israel.

"And what's remarkable about that is simply this - if indeed Jerusalem has been the capital for three thousand years, it blows apart the myth perpetrated by the left that the Jews stole this land from the Palestinians 70 years ago", he added.

Along with backing Netanyahu's government and Trump's embassy move, Jeffress was reported to have vehemently supported the USA president during his 2016 campaign as a member of the then presidential candidate's evangelical advisory board.

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