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Robert Jeffress prays blessing at opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Robert Jeffress prays blessing at opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

"Robert Jeffress is the pastor at the first Baptist church in Dallas".

Smith then noted before cutting to a commercial break that Jeffress is a Fox News contributor.

"You don't have the right to call someone else a bigot for believing the words of Jesus Christ", Jeffress added, as Starnes asserted that Romney has just "smeared" millions of Christians "as religious bigots" with his attack on Jeffress.

Three months before the start of the 2008 Republican presidential primaries in 2008, Jeffress said in a sermon that the candidate Mitt Romney, a Mormon, was part of a cult.

Jeffress responded in a tweet: "Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone". If Romney knew the Scriptures, he would know that the Jesus revealed in the Bible is not the brother of Lucifer, that God doesn't live on a distant planet with multiple wives, and that we are not all going to eventually become gods.

Trump has been criticized for announcing plans to relocate the embassy and for formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Romney, a Mormon running for Senate in Utah, took to social media to call Jeffress a "religious bigot," citing previous remarks made by the spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump.

Jeffress, who leads one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the country, suggested in a 2010 interview with the Trinity Broadcasting Network that some churches might shy away from saying "anything that's going to offend people" to try to grow their congregations.

It's located in part of the city that Palestinians believe should be the site of their own capital and that many worldwide observers consider occupied territory seized by the Israeli government in 1967. Palestinians and Israelis both claim Jerusalem as their capital. He also stood by President Trump in March amid reports of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels: he publicly dismissed it as "irrelevant". To Jeffress, Trump paying off an adult film star to stay quiet about an affair "doesn't matter" because "evangelicals understand the concept of sin and forgiveness".

"You can't make the blessing on every 'kushi" you see - in America you see one every five minutes, so you make it only on a person with a white father and mother, ' he said, according to the Times of Israel.

A spokesman for Hagee's group, Ari Morgenstern, told CNN that the pastor gave the sermon based on the writings of a Jewish theologian, Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal. "The fact is, it has belonged to them for three thousand years".

Laurie said in Psalms 122:6 Christians are commanded to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" - "May those who love you be secure". "This is another example of a promise made, promise kept".

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