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Robert Jeffress

In their quest to attain political power, right-wing evangelicals have abandoned their theological conscience rooted in divine love, grace and justice. But they can still turn from their lust for power. […] Read More

On May 16, 1920, on the east steps of the capitol building in Washington, D.C., a historic speech was delivered to some 15,000 people, many of them Baptists. The speaker was George W. Truett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas. His speech was titled “Baptists and Religious Liberty.” “Baptists have one consistent record concerning […] Read More

Jon Meacham, the esteemed Newsweek religion columnist, is right when he says that calling into question Mitt Romney’s faith is “bad for all of us.” Now, before anyone immediately starts to object that I need to keep my opinions strictly in the realm of spiritual matters and not delve into politics, please hear me out. […] Read More

Southern Baptist preacher Robert Jeffress injected poisonous language into the public square, attacking the faith of one Republican presidential candidate and praising the faith of another. He called Mormonism a cult, a slam at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and cheered the evangelical Christian faith of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Introducing Perry, Jeffress told Christian […] Read More

At an influential gathering of conservative Christian activists, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president and then attacked the religious beliefs of one of Perry’s main Republican opponents. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, called Mormonism “a cult” and said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is […] Read More

A Southern Baptist megachurch pastor appeared on a Fox News program last month and used falsehoods and innuendo to challenge the president’s faith. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, appeared on the program “Fox and Friends” just two days after Easter to try to link Obama to Islam. When host Steve Doocy […] Read More

Best Buy, Kirkland’s and Alaska Airlines all made the nice list, but Nordstrom, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble had better watch out. They’ve been tagged on the naughty side of Christmas. But don’t blame Santa; he’s not the one keeping this list of who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. This idea originated with Robert […] Read More