US pastor to deliver prayer at embassy opening 'a religious bigot' – Mitt Romney on Partisan Viewpoint

The former Republican presidential candidate and current Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney has denounced the choice of a “religious bigot” who has said all Jews will go to hell to deliver the blessing at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Pastor Robert Jeffress, leader of a Dallas-area Baptist church and a spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, is scheduled to deliver a blessing at the opening of the relocated embassy, which Trump moved from Tel Aviv.

Jeffress has drawn criticism for calling Islam and Mormonism “heresy from the pit of hell” and saying Jews “can’t be saved”. As reported by, he also said Islam is “a religion that promotes paedophilia”.

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