“When government officials walk into the White House, they may be required to surrender their cell phones, but they are not required to surrender their First Amendment right to the free exercise of their faith.”
— Pastor Robert Jeffress
DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, releases the following statement condemning attacks by atheist and left-wing advocacy groups on a Bible study attended by Cabinet officials in the White House:
“There are those on the left who cannot stand the fact that certain members of the president’s Cabinet place their trust in the God who created the universe instead of the god of government, of secular progressivism or of ‘self.’ When government officials walk into the White House, they may be required to surrender their cell phones, but they are not required to surrender their First Amendment right to the free exercise of their faith.
“Thankfully, many Americans still see great wisdom in the reading of God’s Word and the seeking of God’s truth through prayer. Attacks such as these must be called out as nothing more than bigoted and intolerant attempts to silence the free practice of personal religion. I stand with Sec. Carson and am grateful for the men and women in office, and in the president’s Cabinet, who love the Lord and who have been entrusted with the great responsibility of helping lead our beloved country as ‘one nation under God.’”
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.