'Religious bigot' wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer - Romney

Leroy Wright
May 14, 2018

"And I'm also going to be thanking God for our President Donald Trump, who had the courage to do what no other USA president has done, and that is to officially recognize Jerusalem and to move the embassy".

Other U.S. evangelical leaders will be present at the ceremony, including the Rev. John Hagee, a San Antonio pastor and the founder of Christians United for Israel, an influential evangelical organization supporting Israel based on biblical issues.

The former Republican presidential candidate and current Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney has denounced the choice of a "religious bigot" who has said all Jews will go to hell to deliver the blessing at the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

"I told him that the moment that you do that, I believe that you will step into political immortality", the news site quoted Hagee as saying. President Trump will address the event through a video message. The move is widely seen as controversial and has been rejected by Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

He has also called Mormonism "a cult" that is not a true part of Christianity and said "you can't be saved by being a Jew", Haaretz reported.

A White House delegation is in Israel for the opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem.

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According to Jeffress, "you can't be saved by being a Jew".

A pastor who has been labeled a "bigot" for saying Jews will all go to hell and describing Islam as a religion that promotes pedophilia is set to speak at a ceremony acknowledging the relocation of the USA embassy to Jerusalem.

"Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone", he wrote. "The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy", Jeffress said in the tweet.

Jeffress appeared on Fox News Sunday to proclaim the Godly actions that gave way to the new embassy.

The embassy is set to open this afternoon. Then, he said he will thank God "for the strong leadership of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu" because he "is determined to protect his people".

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