First Baptist-Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress Says His Presence, Prayer at Trump Campaigns Not an Endorsement

Presidential candidate Donald Trump calls Pastor Robert Jeffress to the podium at a rally this week in Dallas. (donaldjtrump.com)
Presidential candidate Donald Trump calls Pastor Robert Jeffress to the podium at a rally this week in Dallas. (donaldjtrump.com)

A well-known Southern Baptist pastor isn’t backing down after taking some heat for appearing on the campaign trail with Donald Trump.

OneNewsNow spoke with Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist-Dallas, after the Iowa caucuses and asked him about appearing with Trump at two in-state Christian colleges. Speaking at Dordt College on January 23, the pastor said: “Although as a pastor I cannot officially endorse a candidate, I would not be here this morning if I were not absolutely convinced that Donald Trump would make a great president of the United States.”

Jeffress is doubling down on that remark. “I don’t regret one thing I’ve done at all,” he tells OneNewsNow, “but I am not a part of the Trump campaign or any campaign.”

It’s not his job to pick sides, he explains. “In my role as a Fox News contributor, my job is to analyze why a large number of evangelicals were going for this very unorthodox candidate.”

But Jeffress is a very orthodox Christian pastor, and some wonder if he’s getting a little close to the controversial candidate, who they say might not reflect evangelical values.

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SOURCE: OneNewsNow.com
Steve Jordahl