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Anti-Gay Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress Responds to Tebow Controversy in Sunday Sermon: VIDEO

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In his Sunday sermon at the Frist Baptist Church in Dallas, Dr. Robert Jeffress responded to the controversy surrounding Tim Tebow's now canceled plans to speak to the church, and the positions that led to public outcry, Think Progress reports.

Said Jeffress:

You know, it is an amazing thing to me that a church is called anti-Semitic simply because we preach that everyone — Jew, Baptist, Catholic, Hindu, atheist — everyone must trust in Christ in order to go to Heaven. It’s amazing to me that we’re called anti-gay simply because we say sex ought to be between a man and a woman in marriage; somehow that’s construed to be anti-gay. [...]

The bad news is there is such a thing called sin, and the Bible says we are all guilty of it, and we are all headed for an eternity of separation from God. But it the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is it doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done. It doesn’t matter whether you were a Jew, a Baptist, a Catholic, a Muslim, a Hindu, a homosexual, an adulterer, a thief, or a cheat. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, you can be forgive of your sins if you trust in Jesus Christ as your savior. That’s not a message of hate; that’s a message of hope.

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  1. you mean: "Aint it unfair that we get called anti-Semitic just because we believe, and preach, that the 6 million Jews exterminated in the Holocaust are burning in Hell for eternity?"

    no, that's not unfair. that's accurate.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 26, 2013 11:57:33 AM


  2. BEVERLY LESLIE AKA BROTHER BOY SAYS WHAT.....?

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 26, 2013 12:05:41 PM


  3. You know, it is an amazing thing to me that
    people believe in a Big Invisibile Bi-Polar Daddy Who Lives in the Sky.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Feb 26, 2013 12:05:55 PM


  4. The intellectual disconnect here is simply astounding.

    They really, truly think that everyone who doesn't believe as they do is secretly miserable and waiting for their "message of hope"?

    Just... wow.

    Posted by: Cal | Feb 26, 2013 12:07:54 PM


  5. As they say in the South: "Bless His Heart"...

    Posted by: MB | Feb 26, 2013 12:09:24 PM


  6. Just look at him! What a closeted queen!

    Posted by: Toby | Feb 26, 2013 12:19:27 PM


  7. That's not a message of hope. It's a threat. And a delusional one at that.

    Posted by: brian | Feb 26, 2013 12:26:17 PM


  8. Gay as a big box of birds. Poor thing. What a mess.

    Posted by: Geoff | Feb 26, 2013 12:32:53 PM


  9. He is a crazy mess!
    What kind of person listens to this BS?
    It would be very sad and pathetic except he's serious! lol

    Posted by: SFshawn | Feb 26, 2013 12:36:54 PM


  10. i like his use of "were", too.

    hey diverse world! you TOO can not go to Hell when you die! just stop being who and what you are that is different from us.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 26, 2013 12:37:39 PM


  11. Further proof that these mega churches are run by lunatics!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 26, 2013 12:43:42 PM


  12. Sanctimonious a-hole. FSM rules!

    Posted by: David R | Feb 26, 2013 12:46:41 PM


  13. They can't seem to get their wittle heads around the idea that our problem with them isn't the fact that they belong to a religious sect that despises us. It's that they use that tax-exempt sect to legislate their bogus BS on everyone else.

    I honestly don't care what they believe. But I damned well better get my equal civil and human rights. There is no discussion about anything else until that happens. Period.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Feb 26, 2013 12:46:55 PM


  14. The idea that belief in Christ as the savior is required for eternity in heaven is not up for debate in the religion. If you are Christian, you must believe that all jews, atheists, gays, adulterers, etc will burn in hell. If you don't believe that, then you probably aren't really a Christian.

    So really, this guy doesn't bother me any more than any other self-proclaimed Christian. At least he's informed about his religion's teachings.

    Posted by: Chip | Feb 26, 2013 12:49:42 PM


  15. Okay, that's just laugh out loud funny. His logic is just plain idiotic. If it were true that he believes all people are sinners but all those sins are forgiven by JC then he should be our biggest advocate for equal treatment. Curiously he is not.

    Posted by: Jacques | Feb 26, 2013 12:50:44 PM


  16. to be fair, Chip, a great number of denominations actually Don't believe what you just said.

    thankfully, there are progressive, humanist and non-dogmatic churches that simply view Christianity as a model, a philosophy, and a connection to the past.

    i was lucky to have been raised in a religious denomination (united church of Canada) that not only does not believe in "Hell" but doesn't believe, or promote in any way, that "being a Christian" is of any importance at all - be it in this life or a supposed next. it doesn't matter what faith you have, if any, but what you do with it and what kind of person it makes you.

    an important distinction.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 26, 2013 12:57:36 PM


  17. He's right! How dare anybody call him and his church names when it's so obvious that anyone who disagrees with them has a totally wrong view of reality?

    Just for our sake, I hope he's not a closet case. We don't need him.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 26, 2013 1:11:09 PM


  18. Haven't seen such a severe case of gay face in a long, long time.

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 26, 2013 1:14:04 PM


  19. There is no such thing as "sin". It's just a convenient control mechanism invented by power hungry old men. Invent the sickness and sell the cure, knowing with absolute certainty that people will be sick again soon enough.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 26, 2013 1:18:58 PM


  20. But, y'are, Blanche. YA AAAAH!

    Posted by: hugo | Feb 26, 2013 1:20:28 PM


  21. He's right. His views aren't radical when it comes to Christianity -- this IS the mainstream Christian view. Which is why the Christian view is so backwards. People worship a torturous God if it means they can save their hide from hellfire. They believe it's true, or even if they doubt it, they embrace it hesitantly.

    It's fear and lies disguised as truth and reward.

    I think this is a perfect speech to make us all, as a nation, reflect on the authenticity of Christianity.

    Posted by: Marc | Feb 26, 2013 1:45:31 PM


  22. The reality is that he doesn't believe in any of the garbage he promotes- he is in it solely for the big paycheck.

    Posted by: jht | Feb 26, 2013 2:03:22 PM


  23. If that little Leprechaun isn't indicating what's "magically delicious" I don' care.

    Posted by: Caliban | Feb 26, 2013 3:35:54 PM


  24. Ditto what MARC and STEVE said.

    There are only 2 sins: blind faith and weak coffee.

    Posted by: David R | Feb 26, 2013 4:27:59 PM


  25. It's like he's dying to break into a song-and-dance routine at the drop of a hat.

    Of course, if all gays go to hell then it should be fully gentrified by now and all the low rent apartments gone.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 26, 2013 4:51:21 PM


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