Shep Smith reports on anti-Semitic Fox contributor Robert Jeffress, who spoke at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem
Smith: "One of the men who gave a prayer before the ceremony in Jerusalem today says he believes all Jews are going to hell"
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From the May 14 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:
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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): One of the men who gave a prayer before the ceremony in Jerusalem today says he believes all Jews are going to hell. Robert Jeffress is the pastor at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Jeffress' views on other religious groups, and Judaism, as well as the LGBT community are well-documented.
Jeffress told reporters today, "Historically, Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith alone in Jesus Christ." He goes on to say to reporters today, "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world espouse that belief is neither bigoted nor newsworthy," unquote.
Here's Robert Jeffress in his own words. He told NBC News, "Mormonism has never been considered a part of historic Christianity." On Islam, quoting, "Islam is a false religion, and if you sincerely follow the tenets of Islam, then you will end up in hell when you die." On homosexuality, he's accused gays of being, quote, "engaged in the most detestable, unclean, abominable acts you can imagine," and said that the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality is "the greatest, most historic landmark blunder ever in the court's history."
Reporters at the White House briefing today asked why he was chosen to bless this event. The spokesman said the pastor has a longstanding relationship with people on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill, and his remarks are one with which the president does not agree. Full disclosure, [Robert] Jeffress is a Fox News contributor.