First Baptist Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress has defended evangelical Christians who support President Donald Trump, declaring that it has to do with policy and not any alleged moral failings.
In an interview on Fox News Monday night following a White House dinner hosted in honor of evangelical supporters of the president, Jeffress explained why so many evangelicals hold a positive opinion of Trump.
“I know a lot of people are still perplexed. Why are Christians so supportive of Donald Trump?” said Jeffress. “Well, it’s really not that hard to figure out when you realize he is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-conservative judiciary in history and that includes either Bush or Ronald Reagan.”
Jeffress was then asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Trump and that he allegedly paid “hush money” to keep stories about his extramarital affairs out of the press. The pastor replied that, even if true, it doesn’t negate his support for Trump’s policies.
“Obviously, we don’t support extramarital affairs, we don’t support hush money payments. But what we do support are these president’s excellent policies,” continued Jeffress, who believes most people are smart enough “to differentiate between the two.”
“I think the left is trying to shame people like myself continuously for supporting this great president. It’s not going to work. We’re not going to turn away from him.”
Jeffress’ comments came after the White House held a dinner attended by approximately 100 evangelical leaders and activists involved in informally advising the administration including Pastor Jack Graham, Dr. James Dobson, and Pastor Greg Laurie.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski