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Megachurch pastor calls ‘Never Trump’ evangelicals 'spineless morons' for not supporting president

Calls on Christians to rise against 'wave of godlessness'

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The outspoken senior pastor of one of the largest churches in America had some harsh words Wednesday for evangelicals in the "Never Trump" camp.

What did he say?

"Let me say this as charitably as I can," Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas Church in Texas, said on "The Todd Starnes Radio Show." "These 'Never Trump' evangelicals are morons. They are absolutely spineless morons and they cannot admit that they were wrong."

The Never Trump evangelicals are not acknowledging the good that President Donald Trump has accomplished, including his stance against abortion, Jeffress said.

"This is an issue of life and death," Jeffress told Starnes."This is so black and white so much about good versus evil. I don't get it. It really goes to the core of who we are as a country and what kind of a country we have in the future and if we can't get this issue of life right – I just don't know where we're going to go down the road."

Jeffress, whose church has more than 13,000 members, was referring in part to the recent abortion policies supported by Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

"What you're seeing that Andrew Cuomo and others have proposed it's not only sinful and wrong, it is barbaric," Jeffress said on the program. "It is the sign of what Romans 1 in the New Testament calls a depraved mind that would allow that to happen."

The megachurch pastor also called on Christians to speak out for the unborn.

"We cannot afford to be like German Christians who, in the rise of the evil reign of Adolf Hitler, just remained neutered," Jeffress said. "They remained silent. And you saw what happened there. I think there's a similar wave of godlessness that is rising in our country right now and we must push back against that tide."

Has anyone else said this?

Jeffress is not the first prominent Christian leader to criticize other evangelicals who are not fully supporting Trump.

In January, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said it "may be immoral" for evangelicals to not support Trump because of his accomplishments — especially for his stance against abortion — the Washington Post reported.

"...I know that he only wants what's best for this country," Falwell said during the Washington Post interview.

He became president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 2007 after his father, the Rev. Jerry Falwell died. The elder Falwell founded the school.

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