Trump’s Evangelical Adviser Robert Jeffress: God is Not ‘An Open Borders Guy’


First, God said He endorsed an attack on North Korea — now, megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress says God does not support undocumented immigrants entering the United States.

While appearing on Fox & Friends — where he is a paid contributor — the pastor claimed that the Trump Administration’s immigration plan is in the clear — spiritually speaking — as God is “not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he us.” This comment acted as a rebuttal to a letter penned by a number of pastors imploring President Donald Trump to use “Christian compassion” when making immigration policies.

Jeffress full theological comment on immigration went as follows:

“While Christian compassion is one consideration, it’s not the only consideration in the immigration problem. I mean, the Bible also says that God is the one who established nations and its borders. God is not necessarily an open borders guy, as a lot of people would think that he is. And thirdly, the Bible says God has ordained government to protect its citizens. So when you are talking about a biblical solution to immigration, yes, we need to talk about compassion, but we need to balance that with government’s real responsibility to protect its citizens.”

The protestant evangelical Jeffress also took time during the interview to sound off on the Catholic Pope — slamming His Holiness for “lambasting President Trump” for his recent decision to end DACA.

Jeffress followed up his jab at the pope with a call for the separation of church and state — which seems rather ironic, given his history of fighting against the legalization of gay marriage on moral and religious grounds.

The First Baptist Dallas pastor and Trump evangelical adviser recently seized national attention by claiming God approves of killing DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un,” Jeffress told the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Watch the clip from Media Matters via Fox News.

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