Baptist News Global | Pastor Robert Jeffress terms Kavanaugh confirmation a clash between darkness and light

The clash over the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a battle between good and evil, according to pro-Trump Pastor Robert Jeffress.

Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said over the weekend he has never seen Christians as angry as they are about the debate over President Donald Trump’s pick to replace retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.

“They realize now, conservative Christians, that the left is willing to do whatever it takes to cram their liberal agenda down the throats of Americans, including destroying the foundation of our legal system, the presumption of innocence,” Jeffress said Sept. 30 on Fox & Friends.

Jeffress, a frequent Fox News contributor, charged that Washington Democrats don’t care which of the contradictory accounts told by Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford is true.

“All they are trying to do is have one more conservative scalp they can wear on their belts for the 2018 and 2020 elections,” Jeffress said. “They can’t handle the truth.”

Jeffress said the Democrats “don’t care one thing” about Ford, a psychology professor who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a high-school drinking party in 1982.

“They are afraid that if he is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice he may chip away at Roe v. Wade and diminish the number of babies that are being murdered every year in the womb through abortion,” Jeffress said.

“Conservative Christians know this,” Jeffress said. “They see this is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It’s a battle between good and evil — between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness — and that’s why they’re going to turn out in the 2018 mid-terms.”

Jeffress repeated his claim that liberals are trying to destroy the presumption of innocence in a radio interview with Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade.

“If we allow the left to take the presumption of innocence away from the accused and give it to the accuser, it’s going to be havoc,” he said. “It’s going to be chaos in our country. We can’t allow that to happen.”

To those who don’t know whether to believe Kavanaugh or his accuser, Jeffress advised, “Look, our law says, our system says, in the case of a tie, a tie goes to the accused, not to the accuser.”

“Jesus had a word about this,” Jeffress continued. “He said be careful how you judge other people, because by the standard you judge others, you will also be judged one day. I don’t think any of us wants to be judged by mere accusation.”

Jeffress, one of Trump’s earliest evangelical supporters, went on to describe how their unlikely alliance began.

“He was so nice to reach out to me about three years ago,” Jeffress said. “It was about a month after he had announced for president, and he tells the story: He said he was watching Fox News one night and saw me on there saying that I thought he would be a great leader. He said he turned to Melania and said ‘who the hell is this guy?’”

“So he reached out to me,” Jeffress said. “I came up to Trump Tower, and we have been just great friends.”

“I think he is a great leader,” Jeffress said, “and I think he is the one that God had for us at this time.”

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