Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist with a history of attacking Muslims, Mormons, Catholics, and the entire LGBTQ community, has been tapped to perform a private service for President-elect Trump and his family.
The private service will take place just hours before Donald Trump will take the oath of office.
The move shouldn’t really come as a surprise since Jeffress campaigned for Trump during the final months of the presidential election and is a member of his evangelical advisory board.
Despite the reverends hateful past, Trump has declared “I love this guy!” Oddly, Trump is a Presbyterian, who had no apparent connection to the pastor before the election cycle began.
The Friday service is being held at St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street from the White House and continues a modern Inauguration Day ritual.
Jeffress is a frequent guest on Fox News and has never been afraid to speak his mind, specifically while calling Mormonism a “cult” and referring to Islam and Mormonism as heresies “from the pit of hell.”
He has also suggested that the Catholic church was led astray by Satan, accused Obama of “paving the way” for the Antichrist and spread false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays, who he said live a “miserable” and “filthy” lifestyle.
He has even suggested that the Catholic church was led astray by Satan, accused Obama of “paving the way” for the Antichrist and spread false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays, who he said live a “miserable” and “filthy” lifestyle.
Nearly 300 people will attend the private event, including the entire Trump family and Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his family.
The Trump administration is fully endorsing the racist reverend, stating:
“Pastor Jeffress is a unifying figure representing a diverse spectrum of Americans. Any attempt to vilify this religious leader is deeply disappointing and misplaced.”
The church that is hosting the ceremony is ironically known for its tolerance of the LGBTQ community and its endorsement of other faiths.
Jeffress has attempted to claim on various occasions that gays are prone to pedophilia, alcoholism, depression and suicide.
The reverend has also attacked his very own Christian followers. “I am getting sick and tired of these namby-pamby, pantywaisted, weak-kneed Christians who say they’re going to stay home (on Election Day) in November out of moral principle,” Jeffress said last year.
He has already claimed to have had very productive meetings with the incoming POTUS.
Just had tremendous visit w/President-elect @realDonaldTrump! I predict he'll be the most faith-friendly president in our nation's history.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) January 3, 2017
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