Jeffress Blames Satan for Non-Existent Christian Persecution

Baptist megapreacher Robert Jeffress went on Bryan Fischer’s radio show on Monday and explained that the reason Christians are being “persecuted” in America is because Satan is trying to destroy Christianity. Really? I thought all that prayer stuff you believe in stops Satan dead in his tracks?

“There is a spiritual reason why Christianity is uniquely under attack like this,” he said, as he and Jackson both hoped that the controversy in Houston will wake Americans up to the fact that “spiritual warfare is very real.”

Jeffress admitted that the so-called “persecution” of Christians in America is nothing like what is experienced by Christians in other countries, but warned that this nation is still marching down the path toward that same sort of persecution happening here in the very near future.

“You start, first of all, by marginalizing Christians,” he said, “which Christians are increasingly being marginalized. And then you paint them as extremists, which is what is happening right now. And then once you’ve succeeded in turning the public’s attitude toward Christians as that of being extremists, then it’s okay to launch a persecution against them. And I believe that’s what’s happening right now and I believe we’re going to see it increasingly occur.”

Christians aren’t being marginalized, they’re just finally starting to lose their hammerlock over public policy. You can no longer impose your bigoted and vicious religious views on others. I’m sure that feels like persecution to you, but it isn’t. And Christians aren’t being painted as extremists, Christian extremists — like you — are being painted as extremists. Most Christians aren’t on your side.

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  • raven

    in America is because Satan is trying to destroy Christianity.

    Why would satan want to do that.

    No xianity = no satan

    Satan is just a character in xian mythology. If xianity goes, he goes. He will end up like Marduk and Ishtar.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    What I get from all of this is a bunch of people who are desperate to feel significant. If they’re being tempted by Satan and persecuted for their beliefs, then they must be special people. Where do you think that the idea of “God’s chosen people” came from? It’s sad that they can’t find contentment in being themselves.

    I also think that this is what fuels people like conspiracy theorists as well — they have secret knowledge that makes them important.

    It makes me think of this bit by Stephen Crane:

    A man said to the universe:

    “Sir, I exist!”

    “However,” replied the universe,

    “The fact has not created in me

    A sense of obligation.”

    They want the universe to care. It doesn’t and that gives them a sad.

  • mkoormtbaalt

    He’s using a made up antagonist for a made up problem. He can’t blame a real antagonist for a made up problem. That would be impolite.

  • John Pieret

    I thought all that prayer stuff you believe in stops Satan dead in his tracks? …

    Most Christians aren’t on your side.

    Now there’s the problem … most people no longer think like they do and that has to be due to Satan, because anyone who doesn’t think like they do is Satanic and it means they are being persecuted because most people no longer think like they do and refuse to change the law so that most people think like they do! Quod erat demonstranDUMB!

  • Al Dente

    And then you paint them as extremists

    No, Jeffress, we only paint certain Christians as extremists, folks like you.

  • shadow

    I thought that, by their actions, xtians like Jeffress paint themselves as extremists.