Happy Hanukkah: Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Texas megachurch pastor and one of Trump’s closest spiritual advisors, was a special guest speaker at President Donald Trump’s Hanukkah reception at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.
The Dallas Observer reports:
President Donald Trump had a Hanukkah reception at the White House on Wednesday afternoon. That would’ve been weird enough, given that the president told an Israeli American organization Saturday that they had “no choice” to vote for him because Elizabeth Warren would “take 100% of (their) wealth away,” but Trump decided to take things up a notch.
As Trump addressed the crowd before signing an executive order intended to push back against the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, he called a special guest speaker to the microphone: First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress.
The choice to have Jeffress speak at a Hanukkah celebration was offensive to many Jews and other reasonable people, given the fact that Jeffress is a confirmed anti-semite who has gone out of his way to demean and disparage Jewish people in the past.
In fact, Jeffress has argued on numerous occasions that “Jews go to Hell” when they die because they do not accept Jesus Christ as their savior.
For example, in a 2009 sermon, Jeffress declared:
Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, not only do they lead people away from the true God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in hell. You know, Jesus was very clear. Hell is not only going to be populated by murderers and drug dealers and child abusers. Hell is going to be filled with good religious people who have rejected the truth of Christ.
The good news: At the White House Hanukkah celebration Wednesday Jeffress did not reiterate his position that Jews go to Hell. Instead, Jeffress said:
I believe President Trump is the most pro-faith president in history. Jewish and Christian believers alike believe what God said to Abraham in Genesis 12, that God would bless those who bless Israel and he would curse those who curse Israel. I want to thank you, Mr. President, for being the kind of president who has the courage to stand up and be, when it comes to Israel, on the right side of history, but most importantly, on the right side of God.
President @realDonaldTrump is on the right side of God.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) December 11, 2019
Jeffress, an ignorant and small-minded man, is no stranger to controversy. Previously this “good Christian” warned Jews that they and their children would be cursed by God if they voted for Democrats.
And earlier this year Jeffress made the ridiculous claim that climate change is an “imaginary crisis” because God’s rainbow means “that the polar ice caps aren’t going to melt and flood the world again.”
The stupid, it burns.
Bottom line: Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who often claims Jews are going to Hell for rejecting Christ, was the featured guest speaker at President Donald Trump’s White House Hanukkah reception.