Pastor Who Linked Obama To Antichrist Says To Stop Demonizing Politicians
By David Moye
An evangelical leader who once said that Obama paved the way for the Antichrist now says it’s time to stop the “demonization of public officials.”
However, he doesn’t believe those previous comments against Obama constitute “demonization.”
Dallas-based pastor Robert Jeffress made the request via Twitter after hearing about the gunman who opened fire on several Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia.
Now is the time to stop demonization of public officials. Now is the time to stop provoking our nation to conflict. https://t.co/cQFtZqYXTP
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) June 14, 2017
Jeffress, who preached a sermon for Trump before his inauguration, elaborated on the statement in a blog post:
The incident also highlights the fact that the unrelenting demonization of our legitimately elected political leaders could lead to tragedy, and I refer particularly to the mainstream media, our universities, and to Hollywood. Now is the time to tone it all down, embrace real tolerance, report objectively and stop provoking our nation to conflict.
Jeffress’ suggestion to not demonize elected officials sounds well and good, but it could be argued that he did just that in his 2014 book, “Perfect Ending,” in which he made a connection between the Antichrist and Obama’s support of LGBT rights:
For the first time in history a president of our country has openly proposed altering one of society’s (not to mention God’s) most fundamental laws: that marriage should be between a man and a woman. While I am not suggesting that President Obama is the Antichrist, the fact that he was able to propose such a sweeping […]