Dr. Robert Jeffress, who is known for being an evangelical pastor at the First Baptist Church of Dallas and the guy who said that Obama “paved the way for the Antichrist,” has now decided we need to stop the “demonization of public officials.” This occurred after the shooting at the Alexandria, VA baseball field, where six people were injured during a GOP practice for a charity game, including Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday. Jeffress made this interesting request via Twitter:
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
Ironically, he doesn’t count that previous comment against Obama as an example of “demonizing” anyone. Yeah, I thought it was stupid too.
The incident also 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.
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Considering that there are still arguments and questions about Trump being our “legitimate” president, I don’t think you can blame Hollywood for that. Or the universities. So, go ahead and demonize the questionably elected officials.
This suggestion seems to have good intentions behind it, but he should probably practice before he preaches, considering he wrote this about Obama in his 2014 book, “Perfect Ending”:
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.
Heaven forbid we allow homosexuals to get married! The horror! The scandal! I love it when these supposed “Christians” preach about the horrors of gay marriage and claim they’re right because of Jesus and God. Ironically, Jesus was known to hang out with all types of people, murderers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and gay people, on purpose. But they seem to like to just ignore that aspect.
Jeffress insisted later that he didn’t say Obama was the Antichrist, though he linked him to the Antichrist before this, in a 2012 sermon. Jeffress stated:
But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.
All over gay marriage being legal. Now he seems to be a bit of a drama queen. But he’s still not demonizing Obama here at all. Of course, Jeffress disagreed, because apparently, he’s that guy. He stated:
I was clear that Obama was not the Antichrist, and that I continue to pray for him,” he told HuffPost. “There was no call for violence or a belief that he was an illegitimate candidate. I believe God put him in office.
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Well bless his heart, he’s praying for the guy he connected to the Antichrist. But hey, he’s not demonizing him when he makes that connection, cause he said he “would continue to pray for him.” That’s the magic phrase right there. It’s some other thing that he doesn’t have a word for, but is exactly like demonizing.
Jeffress also added that he doesn’t think people should stop criticizing politicians that they don’t agree with, he just wants the violence to stop. He also believes in the First Amendment. Congratulations Doc, you don’t like the violence and you believe in freedom of speech. It’s probably good you’re supportive of that last one, especially with how free you are with your idiotic opinions and insults, Robby.
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