Pro-Trump Pastor Robert Jeffress Slams Evangelical Meeting That Criticized Trump
About 50 evangelical Christian leaders met at Wheaton College in Illinois on April 15 and 16 to talk about how the evangelical movement is becoming too closely associated with President Donald Trump, notes Religion News Service.
The meeting took place as Trump’s evangelical advisers are planning a June strategy meeting with Trump to discuss the November midterm elections.
One of Trump’s evangelical advisers, Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas, used a condescending tone to slam the Wheaton meeting and his fellow evangelicals to CBN:
It’s a meeting that will have very little impact on evangelicalism as a whole. Many of them are sincere but they are having a hard time understanding that they have little impact on evangelicalism.
One of those with “little impact” is best-selling author Pastor Tim Keller of the megachurch Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, which has helped plant new churches all over the country.
Katelyn Beaty, editor-at-large of Christianity Today, quoted Keller from the Wheaton meeting on Twitter:
“As the country has become more polarized the church has become more polarized, and that’s because the church is not different enough from America or from modernity. There’s now a red and blue evangelicalism.” ~ @timkellernyc at evangelical consultation
— Katelyn Beaty (@KatelynBeaty) April 16, 2018