'Never Trump' evangelicals ripped for ignoring pro-life advances

Monday, February 18, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump with Christian conservatives placardOne of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisors recently pulled out his version of spicy language in describing certain evangelical leaders who are bent on opposing the president at every turn.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas and a regular Fox News contributor, was talking with Fox News host Todd Starnes last week when apparently he reached his fill of a cadre of evangelical leaders tearing into who Jeffress has described as "the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty" president in American history – and refusing to acknowledge the good the president has done, particularly on the issue of abortion.

Jeffress (on Starnes' program): "Let me say this as charitably as I can. These 'Never Trump' evangelicals are morons. They are absolutely spineless morons and they cannot admit that they were wrong."

"This is an issue of life and death. This is so black and white, so much about good versus evil. I don't get it. It really goes to the core of who we are as a country and what kind of a country we have in the future, and if we can't get this issue of life right – I just don't know where we're going to go down the road."

"I may have had one too many cups of coffee when I talked to Todd," the pastor chuckles as he discusses with OneNewsNow that interview. "But even though I might change the words, the sentiment remains the same."

Jeffress explains that he and Starnes were discussing the extreme abortion bills in New York and Virginia that the president has spoken out strongly against.

Jeffress (on Starnes' program): "What you're seeing that [NY Governor] Andrew Cuomo and others have proposed it's not only sinful and wrong, it is barbaric. It is the sign of what Romans 1 in the New Testament calls a depraved mind that would allow that to happen."

Jeffress continues with OneNewsNow: "That's when I used the term I did to describe people – not [those] who had doubts during the primaries or even the election itself, but [those who] continue to actively oppose President Trump and those of us who support his pro-life, pro-Christian policies."

Jeffress

He maintains there's a small group of prominent evangelicals who would complain even if the president singlehandedly cured cancer, arguing that he was putting doctors out of work. "I think if they're intellectually honest as Christians, they need to praise the president for the good things that he's doing," he states.

But Jeffress admits he doesn't see that happening.

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