During a November 5 appearance on Fox News, Pastor Robert Jeffress stressed that no conceivable gun control measure could have prevented the Texas church shooting because the problem is the evil in the heart, not the gun in the hand.
Twenty-six people were killed when the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, was attacked on Sunday.
When asked why he thinks the shooting occurred, Jeffress said, “I think President Trump said it earlier tonight, the reason is evil. Some people get nervous using the word evil [because] they think it’s theological. Well, it is, but it’s also true.”
Speaking live, Jeffress continued, “You know we’re hearing calls for gun legislation in light of what’s happened. Look, the problem with this shooter is not the weapon that was in his hand, it’s the evil that was in his heart. And no legislation is going to eradicate that.”