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If the name Robert Jeffress sounds vaguely familiar, it should. He’s the Southern Baptist pastor who is very popular in the Bible belt and among the religious right, but his views are so extreme that even Tim Tebow bowed out of a speaking gig at Jeffress’ First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas last year. Tebow was then pummeled by anti-gay hate groups and the religious right, only to be defended by Christians nationwide, who finally, for once, put religious bullies at the American Family Association in their place.

Pastor Jeffress certainly recovered from the Tebow trampling, and yesterday made the rounds while speaking at the National Religious Broadcasters convention.

Jeffress, who has been described as being anti-gay, anti-Islam, anti-Obama, anti-choice, and even anti-Catholic, was in rare form.

Right Wing Watch captured some of Pastor Jeffress’ comments, reporting that Jeffress warned “that churches that don’t embrace right-wing politics are going to ‘surrender the control and the direction of this country to the godless, immoral infidels who hate God.'”

(Memo to the religious right: you haven’t actually had control of this country for over a decade.)

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“During the press conference,” RWW adds, “Paul Stanley of the Christian Post asked Jeffress about pastor John MacArthur, a conservative megachurch pastor who at times has criticized the Religious Right.”

Jeffress responded that MacArthur’s views would have silenced pastors protesting Nazism: “It’s that kind of thinking among German pastors that allowed for the Holocaust. I would ask anybody who would use that reasoning: ‘Then you would’ve stayed quiet while Adolf Hitler was slaughtering the Jewish people, six million of them?’”

Jeffress also predicted that soon all same-sex marriage bans will fall and as a result, the government will implement “hate speech” laws that would take away the free speech rights of gay rights opponents and put people in jail.

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First they came for… the majority of the citizens of the country who are Christian? I’m pretty sure that’s not what pastor Martin Niemöller intended.

Jeffress also spoke about yesterday’s Texas ruling that found the Lone Star State’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

“As an American,” Jeffress told a reporter, RWW notes, “I also realize that no nation can survive that condones what God has condemned. And God has condemned homosexuality, just like he does adultery or per-marital sex, as being wrong and, as a nation, we cannot be blessed by God if we’re rejecting God.”

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Hat tip: The Raw Story

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“Around 50 more Trump supporters,” according to the White House press pool, “gathered a street away from the center. They chanted ‘F*** Joe Biden. He’s not our president.’ They also shouted ‘traitors’ as a coda while we walked inside.”

Minutes later the press pool reported President Biden “entered the playground at 1:25, greeted by some gregarious children. One gave him a hug, as he kneeled to talk. Another, wearing an American flag t-shirt, pointed out parts of the playground.”

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NBC News White House Correspondent Mike Memoli also confirms:

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CNN reports the DOJ will make the formal request to block implementation of the law “while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday.”

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This will be seen as a test of the 6-3 majority conservative Supreme Court, that repeatedly bent to then-President Donald Trump’s frequent requests, as he bypassed lower courts frequently to implement his polices that were often challenged by civil rights groups.

 

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The woman, identified as Olivia Romano, 25, “allegedly became combative and bit one of the officers, police report.” She was taken into custody.

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