Southern Baptist preacher Robert Jeffress thinks black NFL players protesting racial injustice are a bunch of pampered babies who don’t face real injustice. You know who faces real persecution in this country? Christian bakers who might have to bake a cake for a gay wedding.
ROBERT JEFFRESS: There is a better way to protest social injustice without disrespecting our country or disrespecting our country’s leaders. I mean, for example, a few years ago, you had those Oregon Christian bakers who were almost driven into bankruptcy for practicing their faith. That’s injustice. But they didn’t respond by calling then-President Obama a “bum.” Or this football coach you all have covered who was fired for voluntarily praying. He didn’t respond to that injustice by failing to stand for the national anthem. I think what these players are doing is absolutely wrong. These players ought to be thanking God that they live in a country where they’re not only free to earn millions of dollars every year, but they’re also free from the worry of being shot in the head for taking a knee like they would be with the were in North Korea. And I think tens of millions of Americans agree with President Trump when he says they ought to be called out for this. I know this president. President Trump is not a racist. For President Trump, this is not about race, it’s about respect of country.
Funny how that “render unto Caesar” thing only applies when they want it to. He doesn’t believe in rendering unto Caesar when it comes to following anti-discrimination laws. Maybe he should thank God that he lives in a country where he can claim with a straight face that bakers are the real victims of discrimination, not black people who face daily injustice from our entire criminal justice system and not be dragged into the streets and shot.
Maybe he should be on his knees thanking God that Obama never rounded him and his fellow Christians up into FEMA concentration camps or seized all their guns or declared martial law, like he and his fellow wingnuts continually claimed that he would (and don’t even get me started on that plot to nuke South Carolina).