A high-profile Southern Baptist pastor says evangelicals “by the droves” are flocking to support billionaire Donald Trump because polls indicate there’s not much support nationally for a born-again Christian to be elected – and electability, says the pastor, should now take center stage.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has passed on fellow Senator Ted Cruz and officially endorsed Trump. And while he has not officially endorsed Trump, Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church-Dallas – who garnered national attention when he participated in a Trump rally in late January – appeared at another Trump rally this past Friday.
Today on American Family Radio, Jeffress summarized his comments at that rally.
Jeffress: “I had been asked to come there and pray. I’m happy to pray. I prayed II Chronicles 7:14 to the crowd there, but then Trump invited me unexpectedly to come up and talk about some things. So I thought, Well, here’s my opportunity to talk about the values that are important to evangelical voters – and I talked about the importance of the sanctity of life. I said very clearly: Now some people may not believe in Donald Trump’s conversion to pro-life; but even if you don’t believe it, let me remind you that Hillary Clinton doesn’t even claim a pro-life conversion – and if she’s elected, we’ll have the most pro-abortion candidate in history.”