An evangelical anti-Catholic and President Donald Trump supporter says Catholicism is a “cult-like pagan religion” and the religion’s spread is due to “the genius of Satan."
Dr. Robert Jeffress got a massive endorsement for his new book via a twitter 'shout out' by the president. ”Great book just out, ‘A Place Called Heaven,’ by Dr. Robert Jeffress – A wonderful man!”
Great book just out, "A Place Called Heaven," by Dr. Robert Jeffress - A wonderful man!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2017
Trump’s “wonderful man,” has saved his worst hatred for Catholics. Rightwingwatch.org has an amazing transcript of Jeffress' thoughts on Catholicism:
“This is the Babylonian mystery religion that spread like a cult throughout the entire world. The high priests of that fake religion, that false religion, the high priests of that religion would wear crowns that resemble the heads of fish, that was in order to worship the fish god Dagon, and on those crowns were written the words, ‘Keeper of the Bridge,’ the bridge between Satan and man.
“That phrase ‘Keeper of the Bridge,’ the Roman equivalent of it is Pontifex Maximus. It was a title that was first carried by the caesars and then the emperors and finally by the Bishop of the Rome, Pontifex Maximus, the Keeper of the Bridge.
“You can see where we’re going with this. It is that Babylonian mystery religion that infected the early church, one of the churches it infected was the church of Pergamos, which is one of the recipients of the Book of Revelation. And the early church was corrupted by this Babylonian mystery religion, and today the Roman Catholic Church is the result of that corruption.
“Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s Word, it comes from that cult-like, pagan religion
“Isn’t that the genius of Satan? If you want to counterfeit a dollar bill, you don’t do it with purple paper and red ink, you’re not going to fool anybody with that. But if you want to counterfeit money, what you do is make it look closely related to the real thing as possible.
“And that’s what Satan does with counterfeit religion. He uses, he steals, he appropriates all of the symbols of true biblical Christianity, and he changes it just enough in order to cause people to miss eternal life.”
Most of this anti-Catholic jeremiad comes across as being from someone who himself is unhinged with bigotry or in Jeffress’ own words “a wacko.”
So, it may be news to all those Catholics who voted for Trump in 2016 by a 52-45 margin (white Catholics went all out for Trump 60-37) that their president is pals with a religious bigot who thinks that their religion is a “counterfeit religion.”
Next time you’re in your Catholic Church of choice, perhaps you should remember Galatians, 6:7: “As you sow, so shall you reap.”
Or, as they say at the Pottery Barn, “You broke it, you bought it.” You own Donald J. Trump, anti-Catholic President of the United States of America.
Dermot McEvoy is the author of the "The 13th Apostle: A Novel of Michael Collins and the Irish Uprising" and "Our Lady of Greenwich Village," both now available in paperback, Kindle and Audio from Skyhorse Publishing. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him at www.dermotmcevoy.com. Follow The 13th Apostle on Facebook.