Dallas megachurch pastor and one of Donald Trump’s most loyal evangelical supporters Robert Jeffress believes that the executive order signed by the president last Thursday marks the end of the United States government’s “war on religious liberty.”
Jeffress, the pastor at First Baptist Dallas who was one of the first prominent evangelicals to begin appearing at Trump campaign rallies and serves on the president’s evangelical advisory board, appeared on “Fox and Friends” Saturday to speak about Trump’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Rome, and on Trump’s executive order promoting free speech and religious liberty.
Jeffress, who was invited to the Oval Office on Wednesday to discuss the order, shot down claims from some conservatives that the order is too watered down.
“What I am saying to people is that this executive order marks the end of the 60-year-old governmental war on religious liberty,” Jeffress said. “The fact is, it is not a road map — a detailed road map — it’s a compass saying [that] government is changing direction.”
“Instead of assaulting religious liberty, it’s going to protect it,” he continued. “Look, as revered as Ronald Reagan and George Bush were by evangelicals, neither they, nor any other president has taken the bold, courageous action of this president, which is why I say without hesitation [that] President Donald Trump is the most faith-friendly president in U.S. history.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post