All Christians are bigots unless they affirm Islam, Judaism, and Mormonism as paths to salvation, according to Romney.
Mitt Romney decided to pose as the champion of tolerance by claiming all Christians are bigots. Of course, he didn’t admit that he was making such a claim. But he condemned Pastor Robert Jeffress who prayed for God’s blessing at the opening of our new embassy in Jerusalem. The accusation of bigotry is funny (if you appreciate irony), since Mitt Romney was declaring all historic expressians of Trinitarian Christianity, whether Protestant, Catholic, or Eastern Orthodox, to be unworthy of expression in the public square.
But the Constitution’s guarrantee of Freedom of Religion doesn’t claim that only “nice” religions that have altered themselves to fit in with Univeralism, must be respected. The Bill of Rights was written to accomodate those traditional faiths that denied salvation could be found in any other way than what they offered. If the First Amendment means anything it means we must be willing to tolerate people we believe are in error and, as a result, going to Hell, and who believe we are going to Hell.
Mitt Romney may not like that arrangement, but who died and made him God over the rest of us?
The irony is that Donald Trump probably believes something close to what Romney does (I am guessing). But the difference is Donald Trump is more tolerant!
The evangelical pastor delivering a blessing at Monday’s opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is a “religious bigot” who is unworthy of such an honorary role, Utah Senate hopeful Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter Sunday night.
Robert Jeffress says “you can’t be saved by being a Jew,“ and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.” He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 14, 2018
Dallas pastor Jeffress, who leads Dallas’s First Baptist Church and is also a member of President Donald Trump’s evangelical adviser board, is well-known for sharply critical statements on faiths other than his own, including labeling the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a “cult.”[…]
The controversial pastor defended his positions on Twitter as based in deeply held faith rather than bigotry.
“Historic Christianity has taught for 2,000 years that salvation is through faith in Christ alone,” he wrote. “The fact that I, along with tens of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, continue to espouse that belief, is neither bigoted nor newsworthy.”
You just condemned #Evangelical and basic #Trinitarian #Christianity. If #Pluralism means anything it means tolerating Faiths that teach you are going to Hell and that you believe are going to Hell. You're the #bigot, .@MittRomney https://t.co/1lOLHhOB93
— Ancapolitan Monk (@AncapolitanMonk) May 14, 2018
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