Donald Trump’s rally in Fort Worth, Texas, today included an endorsement by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Trump’s pledge to “open” libel laws so that he could sue journalists. It also included yet another mutual embrace between Trump and anti-gay pastor Robert Jeffress.
As Brian reminded us in January, Jeffress said during the 2012 presidential campaign that electing a Mormon president would cause God to judge America. He’s said that the Catholic Church is a “counterfeit religion” that represents “the genius of Satan.” Jeffress also says gays are “perverse” and “miserable” people who will lead to the “implosion” of America and pave the way for the Antichrist.
What does Trump have to say about Jeffress? “I love him!” he gushed at today’s rally.
The feeling is mutual. Jeffress told the crowd that Trump loves America and is “truly pro-life.” And, he said, “Donald Trump cares about and loves evangelical Christians.”
“If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States, we who are evangelical Christians are going to have a true friend in the White House,” Jeffress said. “God bless Donald Trump!”