First Baptist Dallas Pastor Jeffress Defends Trump's Vulgar Immigration Remarks

Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress defended President Trump's reported calling Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as "shithole countries," saying Trump got the "sentiment" correct.Jeffress, the head of First Baptist Dallas and an adviser to the president, said Friday that Trump was "right on target" when he questioned why the U.S. should permit more immigrants from countries like Haiti and some in Africa during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform Thursday."Apart from the vocabulary attributed to him, President Trump is right on target in his sentiment," Jeffress told the Christian Broadcasting Network.Jeffress said that while individual Christians have a duty to "place the needs of others above our own," President Trump "has the constitutional responsibility to place the interests of our nation above the needs of other countries."Other evangelical leaders condemned the remarks. Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention's political arm, took a different tack on Twitter Thursday."The church of Jesus Christ is led by, among others, our brothers and sisters from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean," he tweeted. "They are us."  Continue reading...

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