Jeffress Prays 'For the Peace of Jerusalem' After Being Called 'Bigot'

EXCLUSIVE: American Christians Celebrate Historic Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

An anti-gay, pro-Trump pastor from Dallas will give the opening prayer Monday night at the introduction ceremony of the new USA embassy in Jerusalem.

The ADL, in a statement to the press this morning, said: "We are disappointed by the selection of Pastor Robert Jeffress to offer a prayer at the historic dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem".

Pastor Robert Jeffress "says he believes all Jews are going to hell", Smith noted, and has uttered similar condemnations of Islam. And I'm also going to be thanking God for our president Donald Trump, who had the courage to do what no other U.S. president has done, and that is to officially recognise Jerusalem and to move the embassy.

When Romney was running for president in 2012, Jeffress told Christians they shouldn't vote for him because he is Mormon.

He called Islam "a false" and "evil" religion and said it promotes pedophilia.

Jeffress, a leading evangelical supporter of Donald Trump, said without the president's "determination, resolve, courage, we would not be here today". Trump in December a year ago recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced an embassy move from Tel Aviv, prompting protests in the occupied Palestinian territories and several Muslim-majority countries.

Monday's slated opening of the new embassy follows Trump's recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a decision he said fulfilled decades of policy pledges in Washington and formalized realities on the ground. Mass protests broke out along the border fence with Gaza in the hours before the embassy opening on Monday, and Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 50 Palestinians, the Health Ministry reported. He also stood by President Trump in March amid reports of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels: he publicly dismissed it as "irrelevant". "No one comes to the Father except through me", Caner said, according to Fox News. "The truth that I, together with tens of hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians all over the world, proceed to espouse that perception, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy".

In his ceremonial prayer, Jeffress thanked God "for your providential and powerful protection of this nation from all who would seek to destroy her".

Hagee also has said that "to assert that I in any way condone the Holocaust or that monster Adolf Hitler is the biggest and ugliest of lies".

He told host Todd Starnes: "In that prayer, I'm going to be recounting God's history of faithfulness to His people, the Israelites". "While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver".