The religious right has invested a lot of energy and resources into trying to convince Americans that Christians are somehow under attack in a country in which the population is overwhelmingly Christian. Latest example: Robert Jeffress, the far-right Dallas pastor who thinks President is paving the way for the Antichrist.
Now Jeffress says Christians in America are facing persecution just like the Jews faced in Nazi Germany. Seriously.
Speaking with Sean Hannity of Fox News on Monday night, Jeffress agreed with Hannity that “Christians are often attacked” for their beliefs:
“I want to remind people that, you know, the Nazis weren’t able to take the Jews to the crematoriums immediately. The German people wouldn’t have allowed for it. Instead, the Nazis had to change public opinion. They marginalized the Jewish people, disparaged them, and make them objects of contempt…. They are being marginalized right now, treated as objects of contempt by the media, and once that happens, then the taking away of further rights will be very easy.”
Such statements aren’t just absurd. They’re also offensive to the memory of the millions of Jews and others who were slaughtered by the Nazis. Jeffress should be ashamed of himself.
Hat tip: Mediaite, which has the video clip.
2 thoughts on “Dallas Religious-Right Pastor: American Christians Face Persecution Like the Jews in Nazi Germany”
What Christians have been murdered for being Christian? During my lifetime I lost 47 relatives for the “crime” of being Jewish.
What IS happening is that younger people are leaving the funnymental churches because they are sick of the bull that those moron preachers scream hell fire and brimstone if they do not believe in their Jesus.
They do not bother talking about God, it’s all about making lots and lots of money. Younger people know how to THINK; something those older folks cannot or will not do.
I wish that someone would take him to the thousands of concentration camps and death camps and leave him there.
Usual fundie bullshit from idiotic people trying to convince their fundie cohorts of some threat; simply makes then appear a stupid and idiotic they truly are. One can’t underestimate the comedic value however.