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  • Protests at FBC Dallas draw spotlight

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (one year ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Protesters picketing First Baptist Church in Dallas will have no effect, pastor Robert Jeffress said Nov. 15 on national TV.

    "Look, these people, these protesters, aren't opposing me or our church," Jeffress said of the 50 or so protesters who picketed the church for a second night Nov. 14 because of the pastor's apparent public support of Trump during the contentious presidential campaign. "When I see these protesters, it kind of reminds me of a flea striking its hind leg against Mount Everest, saying I'm going to topple you over. Read More

  • Gaines: Election rhetoric can inhibit evangelism

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Conviction and kindness are the prescription of Southern Baptist leaders for the final eight weeks of the U.S. presidential campaign.

    With early voting by mail having begun in North Carolina and in-person early voting slated to begin in three states next week, Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and Cedarville University President Thomas White are among those to weigh in with ethical and spiritual advice for voters. Read More

  • Trump promises change; Baptists remain divided

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, July 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    CLEVELAND (BP) -- Donald Trump told Americans he would solve their country's problems in accepting the Republican Party's nomination for president Thursday (July 21) but appeared unable to bridge the divide over his candidacy among Southern Baptists and other evangelical Christians.

    Trump closed the GOP convention in Cleveland with a nearly 75-minute speech in which he promised to restore law and order to the United States and to repair the "rigged" political system. "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," the New York businessman and reality TV star told Republican delegates and a national viewing audience. Read More

  • Jeffress: ISIS requires heavy U.S. response

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- The United States must do "whatever is necessary -- including boots on the ground -- to eradicate this cancer of ISIS and radical Islam before it destroys us," Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress said on "The O'Reilly Factor" Feb. 17.

    Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, contended on the Fox News program hosted by Bill O'Reilly that President Obama is "continually lecturing us that we're not in a religious war against Islam." Read More