Embassy Preacher Slammed By Mitt Romney For Bigotry Against Mormons - And Jews

JERUSALEM ISRAEL- MAY 8 2018 A road sign indicating the direction of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Sergey Orlov  TASS

"Many presidents promised this move, but President Trump took decisive action, making it the most courageous move on the holy land made by a president of the U.S. since President [Harry] Truman's decision against the advice of his secretary of state to have the USA be the first nation to recognize the new Jewish state", he told The Jerusalem Post.

A White House delegation is in Israel for the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem. It has put the U.S.at odds with most of the worldwide community and sparked deadly protests.

"Christians believe that Jerusalem will be the capital city in the Eternal Kingdom, ruled by Jesus Christ", he said.

Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has been selected to give the opening prayer Monday at the controversial opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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Some might remember Jeffress for his frequent condemnations of Mormonism as a "cult" during the 2012 presidential campaign and his urging of Christians not to vote for Mitt Romney, a Mormon, during the Republican primary.

GJELTEN: Though he was surrounded by Jewish religious leaders, Jeffress closed his prayer invoking his Christian faith.

The statement continued, "Jeffress is an unrepentant religious bigot who has a history of making hateful comments about Jews, Muslims, Christian and other religions, who has said, 'you can't be saved by being a Jew, ' and 'Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell'".

The Anti-Defamation League on May 14 expressed disappointment in the selection of pastor Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist evangelical, to offer a prayer at the dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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Jeffress responded with the tweet: "Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone". "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy".

CNN reported that Pastor John Hagee will also take part in the ceremony. Even among some who strongly supported the embassy move to Jerusalem, however, the Jeffress choice did not go over well.

Pitts says many in the worldwide community and those who don't stand with Trump believe moving the embassy only adds to the conflict. "No man comes to the Father but by me.' Now people can disagree with Jesus" words.

Jeffress spoke about why the moment was so historic and significant while on Fox News.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center associate dean Abraham Cooper drew historical parallels with the nation's founding 70 years ago and Trump's unprecedented policy shift, harkening back to Israel's infancy as a state.

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