Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds To Mitt Romney and Other Critics: ‘I’m Not a Bigot’

Pastor Robert Jeffress appeared on Fox News after facing criticism for his participation in the ceremony commemorating the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. On Monday morning, Mitt Romney took to Twitter to denounce Jeffress by invoking remarks he made about Jews and Mormonism, calling him a “religious bigot.” The Anti-Defamation League also expressed their dissent of Jeffress and his involvement in the ceremony. Jeffress denied saying “anything derogatory about the Jewish people” and spoke at the ceremony about the “sameness” Jews and Christians have in believing the same God. “I want to be clear. I’m not a bigot, I’m not an extremist, but I do without apology embrace the most foundational belief of historic Christianity. And that is that faith alone in Jesus Christ is the exclusive way to Heaven,” Jeffress told Shannon Bream. “Jesus said ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No Continue reading "Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds To Mitt Romney and Other Critics: ‘I’m Not a Bigot’"

Fox & Friends on Palestinians Shot By Israeli Security Forces: They ‘Were Warned’

Fox News co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy on Monday defended Israeli security forces who fatally shot dozens of violent Palestinian protesters, saying that the deaths are not “surprising” since the Palestinians “were warned.” “This is something that we can’t say is that surprising,” Kilmeade said Monday morning on Fox and Friends. “But anytime you have loss of life on something like this, you understand, because precautions were taken, but if someone is determined to create unrest with these great numbers, what are you supposed to do if you’re security on the other side?” Doocy added: “The Palestinians were warned they could get hurt if they approached the fence and they did and Israeli snipers have apparently killed a number of Palestinians.” The comments came just moments before the U.S. officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem — a move signaling its official recognition of Jerusalem Continue reading "Fox & Friends on Palestinians Shot By Israeli Security Forces: They ‘Were Warned’"

Lindsey Graham: If You Have A Problem With Jerusalem As Israeli Capital, ‘Take It Up With God’

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took on opponents of the U.S. moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying “if you have a problem with Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, take it up with God.” Graham was one of several senators who attended the opening ceremony Monday morning. Fox News host Harris Faulker asked the South Carolina Republican if he ever thought he would see the day that the U.S. would move its embassy to Jerusalem — a move that several presidents before President Donald Trump had promised, but never carried through. “I voted for this in 1995 when I was a freshman member of Congress,” Graham said. “There is no nation on Earth that provides us with better intelligence about radical Islam than Israel. There is nobody that tells us more about Iran than Israel.” “So Israel makes us safer and the Continue reading "Lindsey Graham: If You Have A Problem With Jerusalem As Israeli Capital, ‘Take It Up With God’"

Jared Kushner Speaks at Embassy Opening: The ‘Journey to Peace’ Begins With America ‘Recognizing the Truth’

Jared Kushner,  presidential advisor and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, delivered remarks Monday morning at the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem — saying the “journey to peace” begins with a “strong America” that “recognizes the truth.” In an approximately 10-minute long address, Kushner also spoke about the recently announced U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. “Last week President Trump acknowledged another truth and kept another promise. He announced his intention to exit the dangerous, flawed and one-sided Iran deal,” Kushner said to a standing ovation. “Iran’s aggression threatens many peace-loving citizens throughout the region and the entire world from Israel to Jordan to Egypt to Saudi Arabia and beyond, many leaders are fighting to modernize their countries and create better lives for their people,” he added. “When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember Continue reading "Jared Kushner Speaks at Embassy Opening: The ‘Journey to Peace’ Begins With America ‘Recognizing the Truth’"

Trump Directs Fans to Watch Fox News and Fox Business Coverage of Jerusalem Embassy Opening

In a true embrace of the free press, President Donald Trump told his millions of Twitter followers to watch the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Fox News and Fox Business. Though it is well known that the president is a big fan of the Fox networks over other “failing” or “fake” outlets such as CNN or MSNBC, the directive comes the morning after New York magazine published a massive report detailing Trump’s nightly calls with Fox News host Sean Hannity — to discuss everything from the Russia witch hunt to cable news ratings — and the White House’s cozy relationship with the network. The Embassy opening is already Continue reading "Trump Directs Fans to Watch Fox News and Fox Business Coverage of Jerusalem Embassy Opening"

Mitt Romney Blasts ‘Religious Bigot’ Robert Jeffress For Jerusalem Embassy Prayer

Mitt Romney blasted the decision to have evangelical tele-Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Fox News contributor, give a blessing at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, slated for Monday. Jeffress, the head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch in Texas known for his controversial (if not outright loony) comments about other religions, believes Islam and Mormonism are cults and “a heresy from the pit of hell.” Romney, a Mormon and Senate candidate for Utah, took to Twitter to remind his followers of the pastor’s history: “Robert Jeffress says ‘you can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,'” Romney wrote. “He’s said the same about Islam.” “Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem,” he said.

Bill Maher Sides With Trump on Jerusalem: ‘I Hate to Agree’ With Him, But…

On Friday night, Bill Maher acknowledged the rare occurrence that something aligns him with President Trump. Because his show was off the air in December, Maher revisited Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv. “I hate to agree with Donald Trump but it doesn’t happen often, but I do,” Maher said. “I don’t know why Israel––it has been their capital since 1949. It is where their government is. They’ve won all the wars thrown against them. I don’t understand why they don’t get to have their capital where they want.” The Real Time host understands that there are “repercussions,” but after getting pushback from the panel, he backed Continue reading "Bill Maher Sides With Trump on Jerusalem: ‘I Hate to Agree’ With Him, But…"