A Texas megachurch pastor who linked Obama to the Antichrist is calling for an end to the demonization of Republican politicians.
Dallas-based megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress is asking for an end to the demonization of Republican politicians.
Huffington Post reports that Jeffress “made the request via Twitter after hearing about the gunman who opened fire on several Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.”
Jeffress, pastor of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, tweeted:
Now is the time to stop demonization of public officials. Now is the time to stop provoking our nation to conflict.
Now is the time to stop demonization of public officials. Now is the time to stop provoking our nation to conflict. https://t.co/cQFtZqYXTP
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) June 14, 2017
And in a related blog post Jeffress declared:
This appalling act of violence highlights the fact that the unrelenting demonization of our legitimately elected political leaders could lead to tragedy, and I refer particularly to the mainstream media, our universities, and to Hollywood. Now is the time to tone it all down, embrace real tolerance, report objectively, and stop provoking our nation to conflict.
The only problem: Pastor Jeffress repeatedly demonized President Obama while he was in office.In his 2014 book, Perfect Ending, Jeffress clearly linked Obama to the Antichrist, writing:
For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society’s (not to mention God’s) most fundamental laws: that marriage should be between a man and a woman. While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping change in God’s law and still win reelection by a comfortable margin illustrates how a future world leader will be able to oppose God’s laws without any repercussions.
Also, Right Wing Watch reports that in 2012 Jeffress claimed that President Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist” and must be defeated.
In addition, Raw Story reports Jeffress told former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly that Obama’s policies “were hastening the end of days.”
Bottom line: Pastor Jeffress is yet another conservative Christian hypocrite, and one who is more than happy to demonize politicians when it suits his political agenda.