US Jewish groups laud Trump's 'courageous' embassy move

US Jewish groups laud Trump's 'courageous' embassy move

But Jeffress has also called Islam and Mormonism heresies "from the pit of hell", suggested that the Catholic Church was led astray by Satan, accused then-President Barack Obama of "paving the way" for the Antichrist and spread false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays, who he said live a "miserable" and "filthy" lifestyle.

Jeffress has said that Jews "can't be saved", that Catholicism is "satanic", that Mormonism is a "cult" and that Islam is "evil". Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. The spokesman replied that the pastor had a good relationship with people "on both sides of the aisle".

"This is a historic event on a global scale but most especially for American Christians", Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, told Breitbart News.

In the past few years he implied that secular women behave like animals due to their immodest dress and claimed 2016 that according to Jewish law, non-Jews were forbidden from living in Israel.

Christians United for Israel's founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee, who gave the benediction at the embassy ceremony, told JNS that he is "deeply proud" of his country and its president.

"For some, according to one Brookings Institute fellow, he says this is simply just pouring gasoline onto an already burning fire", he said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it "the right thing to do".




President Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and her husband helped unveil the embassy's seal.

The move went against decades of foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "Although they may have embraced different lies, they have rejected the same truth".

Jeffress responded with the tweet: "Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone". He serves on President Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

"Those comments Mitt used were out of context, they were twisted, some were not accurate at all", Jeffress said, insisting that the fact that he and millions of other evangelicals believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is "really not newsworthy and it certainly doesn't qualify me as a bigot".

"Do you think it's appropriate for a person who thinks that - who said that Jews are going to hell to speak at the opening of our embassy in Israel?" a reporter asked.

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