Fox contributor: “Law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evildoers”

Robert Jeffress: “To resist law enforcement is to resist God himself”

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Citation From the September 25, 2020, edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight

LOU DOBBS (HOST): The First Unitarian Church in Louisville giving sanctuary to rioters and looters because it's exempt from the citywide curfew. Dozens of rioters taunted the police from the church's courtyard last night because they were given sanctuary. After what was a two-hour standoff, police officers let them go home without fear of arrest. Joining us tonight, Pastor Robert Jeffress from the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Fox Business contributor, great American. And, Pastor, sanctuary in Louisville. Your -- your reaction.

PASTOR ROBERT JEFFRESS (CONTRIBUTOR): Well, Lou, first of all, the idea of sanctuary by a church is a complete myth. Churches don't have that ability to do that, to harbor criminals. Law enforcement, if they wanted to, could go in any place and take a criminal. But what this church is doing is wrong, and, Lou, the reason they're doing it is because they don't believe the Bible. The Unitarians threw out the Bible years ago. But if they did believe the Bible, they would know that Romans 13 says “law enforcement officers are ministers of God sent to punish evildoers and to resist law enforcement is to resist God himself." No, I'm not talking about condoning police malpractice, but those cases are few and far between. Most police are doing the right thing and the Bible says to resist them is to resist God himself. And I'll tell you, at our church here in downtown Dallas, our city's out of control trying to defund the police, we're handing out yard signs to our members that says “defend, don't defund, the police." Because we know we're on the right side of God and his word when we stand up for law enforcement officers.