Dallas megachurch pastor and prominent Donald Trump supporter Robert Jeffress issued harsh words about evangelicals who oppose the president while appearing on a conservative radio show Wednesday.
Jeffress, who’s pastor of the 12,000-member First Baptist Dallas, appeared on The Todd Starnes Radio Show Wednesday morning and didn’t hold back when asked about Never Trump evangelicals.
“Let me say this as charitably as I can,” Jeffress said. “These ‘Never Trump’ evangelicals are morons. They are absolutely spineless morons and they cannot admit that they were wrong.”
Jeffress, who was one of the first evangelical leaders to voice his support for Trump during the 2016 presidential primaries, is known for being outspoken in his support of the president and is no stranger to having his remarks shared in headlines across the internet. However, his remarks Wednesday might be his strongest condemnation yet of the cohort within evangelicalism that has staunchly opposed Trump since the 2016 presidential primaries.
Jeffress told Starnes, a Christian conservative columnist regularly published on Fox News, that he doesn’t understand why Never Trump evangelicals can’t acknowledge the positive things that Trump has done, especially when it comes to passing pro-life policies.
“This is an issue of life and death. This is so black and white, so much about good versus evil. I don’t get it,” Jeffress explained. “It really goes to the core of who we are as a country and what kind of a country we have in the future, and if we can’t get this issue of life right — I just don’t know where we’re going to go down the road.”
Jeffress continued by pointing out that abortion advocates are still pushing the legal limit of abortion with controversial late-term bills in states like New York and Virginia.
“What you’re seeing that [New York Gov.] Andrew Cuomo and others have proposed it’s not only sinful and wrong, it is barbaric,” Jeffress said. “It is the sign of what Romans 1 in the New Testament calls a depraved mind that would allow that to happen.”
Jeffress stressed that Christians must stand up to defend the unborn.
“We cannot afford to be like German Christians who, in the rise of the evil reign of Adolf Hitler, just remained neutered. They remained silent. And you saw what happened there,” Jeffress said. “I think there’s a similar wave of godlessness that is rising in our country right now and we must push back against that tide.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith