Robert Jeffress, the far-right pastor of a Dallas megachurch and a prominent religious-right supporter of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, is arguing that the Constitution doesn't protect a right to privacy for Americans. In one of his "Daily Devotion" emails sent to followers last week, Jeffress attacks Supreme Court justices for supposedly "inventing" that right:…… Read More
Robert Jeffress, the far-right pastor of a Dallas megachurch and a prominent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, on Monday launched into a planned two-week attack on evolution -- and he pointed to the Texas Freedom Network and battles over science at the Texas State Board of Education. Read More
Robert Jeffress, the Dallas religious-right leader, tweeted his praise of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump last night. Jeffress earlier this month argued, when talking about Trump, that it’s “biblical” to support a “strongman” in government.
Remember this in the months ahead.… Read More
Religious-right leader Robert Jeffress, pastor of a Dallas megachurch, told listeners of a Family Research Council radio program Monday that protecting transgender people from discrimination means America is "headed toward chaos" and represents "rebellion against the plan of God." Our friends at Right Wing Watch report how Jeffress insisted that anti-discrimination efforts are a threat to religious freedom, and he specifically blamed the Chamber of Commerce and business interests. In fact, he told guest host Todd Starnes, Islamic State terrorists are less of a threat:…… Read More
Donald Trump drew fire yesterday, and is still drawing fire today, for his comments on abortion. During a town hall event on MSNBC, Trump told the network’s Chris Matthews that there “has to be some form of punishment” for women who obtain an abortion should the procedure ever become illegal.
Trump has since tried to take back those comments, but he nevertheless is being almost universally criticized. You’ll notice that last sentence says “almost.”
Here’s far-right Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress, explaining to the Dallas Morning News a tweet this morning that defended Trump.
“Let me put this in context: Conservative leaders are on TV condemning Trump because it’s politically expedient to do so: You never blame the woman, you paint her as a victim. That conservative orthodoxy has been born out of political expediency rather than logic. If you believe abortion is murder, it’s not outlandish to suggest the woman bears some culpability.”
Political expediency or not, Jeffress is almost alone on this one. Not even staunch abortion foe Ted Cruz nor most of the anti-abortion groups are willing to offer any sort of kind word about what Trump said, and are instead choosing to condemn… Read More