Pastor Robert Jeffress who leads First Baptist Church in Dallas explains why he continues to support Donald Trump despite the growing number of allegations. Pastor Robert said that the GOP candidate (Trump) has sexually assaulted several women but Hillary Clinton “supports the greatest assault on women of all” – ABORTION.
The Texas based pastor, said in an interview that like himself, many evangelicals are not endorsing a particular lifestyle in supporting Trump, rather they’re simply voting on the issues.
“But what I would say is this. You know, in 1980, evangelicals overwhelmingly elected a candidate who was a known womanizer when he was in Hollywood. He would be the first divorced president in US history. His name was Ronald Reagan,” the pastor continued.
They’re not endorsing necessarily his lifestyle. What they’re saying is, “this is a binary choice between one candidate, Donald Trump, who is pro-life, pro-religious liberty, pro-conservative justices of the Supreme Court and another candidate, Hillary Clinton, who has an opposite view on all of those issues.”
Jeffress said that he understands why some women are refusing to support Trump in light of the sexual-misconduct allegations brought against Trump. However, he pointed out that Clinton has done far worse to women and actively supports Planned Parenthood, which has aborted an estimated 6,803,782 unborn babies in its 100-year history.
“I think everybody has to come to their conclusion, If you decide that what he said is true and that he’s actually done those things, then you have to make a choice. If the answer is not Donald Trump because he has verbally or otherwise assaulted women, do you really want to put a woman into the White House who supports the greatest assault on women of all? And that is murdering them in the womb before they have a chance to be born.”
Pastor Jeffress explained also that he prefers someone who will protect the US and combat ISIS over “some meek and mild leader or somebody who’s going to turn the other cheek” and added that Trump had “redeemed himself” during the second presidential debate last weekend.
Regard less of the release of a 2005 recording of Trump forcibly kissing and grabbing women and attempting sex with a married woman, many leaders evangelical circle continue to support Trump – including Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Ralph Reed, and James Dobson of Focus of the Family, – arguing that if “Clinton from wins the presidency, she will inevitably reshape the Supreme Court and implement liberal policies regarding abortion”.
In contrast, a group of male Christian leaders have also refused to support the billionaire businessmen, including John Piper, James MacDonald, Max Lucado, and Wayne Grudem, who recanted earlier statements of support for the candidate.