MAGAvangelical Leader Won’t Back Trump In Primary

The Christian Post reports:

Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who was one of the first Evangelical leaders to publicly support former President Donald Trump and attend his rallies during the 2016 primary election, says he plans to stay neutral during the race for the 2024 GOP nomination.

“The Republican Party is headed toward a civil war that I have no desire or need to be part of,” Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Dallas, told Newsweek.

Days after the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, Jeffress said he “absolutely” did not regret supporting Trump. “When reporter asked if I regretted my support I said ‘Absolutely not! Most pro-life and religious liberty President and VP in history!'” Jeffress tweeted.

Read the full article. Jeffress appeared on JMG in 2020 when he declared that all Christians will have jobs in heaven because “God created us to be workers.” He’s also declared that the police are “ministers of God” and that to resist them is to resist God himself.

Jeffress has said that all Jews and Mormons go to hell, that Obama was the precursor to the antichrist, that LGBTs need rescuing from Satan’s deception, that God designed the borders of the United States, that there will be civil war if Trump is removed from office, and that God gave Trump the moral authority to have foreign leaders assassinated.

In July 2021, it was revealed that Jeffress’ Texas megachurch had snorted up $5 million in COVID bailout funds. Jeffress has said that any Christian who votes for Joe Biden has “sold his soul to Satan.”