DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, issues the following statement regarding the retirement of Justice Kennedy from the Supreme Court and the impact it will have on Evangelical Christians and the nation.
“In my interview last night on Fox News with Shannon Bream, I noted that I have consistently said that President Trump is the most consequential president since Ronald Reagan, but I now believe, with this opportunity to appoint a second true conservative to the Supreme Court that he will be seen as the most consequential president since Abraham Lincoln.
“A conservative Supreme Court will eventually either overturn Roe v. Wade or greatly diminish it’s importance and power. It should never be forgotten that in 1857, the Supreme Court issued the infamous Dred Scott decision that ruled that African-Americans were nothing but property to be bought and sold. Thankfully that decision was overturned. Roe v. Wade is the Dred Scott decision of the 20th century in that it ruled that children in the womb were not people, they were just biological blobs without rights. It is time to consign Roe v. Wade, like Dred Scott, to the ash heap of history.
“President Trump knows that the reason Evangelicals voted for him by the largest margins in history was because of his commitment to a conservative judiciary. And the reason that Evangelicals continue to support him at a 75 percent approval rate is that he’s fulfilling those promises—not just at the Supreme Court level, but at the Federal level as well. We know that President Trump has the wisdom to make the right pick, and the guts to push the nominee through, and we are praying for him at this momentous time in our nation’s history.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” is available in bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical adviser to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
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