Pastor Robert Jeffress told Fox viewers not to “confuse Jesus with the Statue of Liberty” and that bombing the s*** out of ISIS is a “biblical value.” Along with defunding Planned Parenthood.
JEFFERS: Most people assume the Christian response is to allow immigrants and refugees unconditional entrance into our country. And I think they think that because they confuse Jesus with the Statue of Liberty - "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." But in fact the real, historical Jesus did urge compassion for those in need, but he also said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.”
In other words, support government with your taxes because they have a legitimate function, like protecting citizens. And those of us who believe in the sanctity of life believe that sanctity serves to not only to protect the unborn but to protect the born from terrorist attacks. That’s a Christian value as well.
“You make a very good point there, Pastor,” Bolling said. “The administration talks about what’s the Christian thing to do, we need to be taking these refugees. Meanwhile, they’re more than willing to fund Planned Parenthood and the selling of baby body parts.
That’s a lie about Planned Parenthood selling body parts.
But Pastor Jeffress validated the falsehood. “Well, that’s exactly right,” he assured Bolling.
The two moved on to discuss the Republican field of presidential candidates.
Bolling said that “the one common denominator” between frontrunners Donald Trump and Cruz is their eagerness to bomb ISIS to smithereens. “Donald Trump at one point said, ‘I will bomb the s*** out of ISIS’” whereas Cruz, wants to, ‘carpet bomb ISIS,’” Bolling said. “Evangelicals seem to be latching on to that.”
Jeffress’ response was jaw-dropping.
JEFFRESS: Well, that’s right. And that’s a Biblical value. Romans 13 says government ought to punish those who do evil and government’s never told to turn the other cheek or forgive and I think evangelicals are attracted to that strength in both Trump and Cruz.
Watch it below, from the December 23 The O’Reilly Factor.
And being revered by the stoopit.
Nothing at all new here.
Particularly, the little tale presented in Matthew 25: 35-46. (in KJV)
35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Methinks (keeping the KJV feel in mind) that MISTER Jeffress is going to be a mite disappointed (and hot) when it comes time for his afterlife.
Maybe evangelicals are confusing Jesus Christ with Buddy Christ. Buddy Christ has a pilot’s license, so he can take care of those wayward Syrians. He’s got good aim.