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Dallas Religious-Right Pastor: American Christians Face Persecution Like the Jews in Nazi Germany

The religious right has invested a lot of energy and resources into trying to convince Americans that Christians are somehow under attack in a country in which the population is overwhelmingly Christian. Latest example: Robert Jeffress, the far-right Dallas pastor who thinks President is paving the way for the Antichrist. Now Jeffress says Christians in America are facing persecution […]

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Fort Worth Seminary President: Welfare State Paving the Way for the Antichrist!

Here’s another sad example of the religious right using faith as a political weapon. Earlier this month we told you about Dallas First Baptist Church pastor Robert Jeffress claiming that President Obama’s policies are “paving the way for the Antichrist.” Now Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, seems to be backing up […]

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Dallas Pastor Expands on His Claim about President Obama ‘Paving the Way for the Antichrist’

Robert Jeffress, pastor First Baptist Church in Dallas, made news recently with excerpts from his upcoming book in which he suggests that President Obama’s “policies are paving the way for the Antichrist.” Here’s what Jeffress says about the president in his new book, Perfect Ending, which discusses biblical prophecies about the end times: “For the […]

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Texas Pastor Nods Along as Talk Show Host Says the Folks Pushing Abortion Rights Are Promiscuous Men ‘Like Our President’

We’ve heard a lot of extreme rhetoric in the deeply divisive debate over abortion in Texas the last few weeks. Our friends at Right Wing Watch caught some of it today, when Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress spoke on a far-right American Family Association radio program. In talking about what’s happening in Texas, show host Sandy […]

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Robert Jeffress Flip-Flops on Romney

It becomes difficult to believe you’re not using faith for political purposes when, like First Baptist Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress did, first you say this: “I have conservative friends who are saying, well, he believes in Jesus, we believe in Jesus, let’s just hold hands and sing kumbaya. It doesn’t work that way. If a […]

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Gov. Perry’s Pro-Censorship Endorser

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. An extremist pastor walks into a library to destroy public property and when the stunt royally backfires on him, he recruits a member of his congregation to craft an unconstitutional city ordinance that essentially made his church members the morality police and the arbiters of what you […]

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Separated at Birth

Has anyone ever seen the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer and Dallas First Baptist Church Pastor Robert Jeffress together in the same room at the same time? No, I’m not implying that one is Clark Kent and that the other is Superman. What I’m saying is, well, this: “Because my argument all along has been […]

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When Perry’s Allies Attack: VVS Edition

Where was Gov. Rick Perry this past weekend when two prominent supporters brandished faith as a weapon and went on the attack against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney? The answer to this question is at the end of this post. But first, the Values Voter Summit. This year’s VVS — held this past weekend in […]

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The Politics of ‘Reclaiming Texas for Christ’

Religious-right leaders and activists in Texas will converge October 20 on Lewisville near Dallas for the second annual “Reclaiming Texas for Christ” conference. It sure seems from the conference program that what’s really going on here is another cynical effort to use faith to advance a political agenda.

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