Why Megachurch Pastor Would Vote Trump Over Jesus

Sympathize

A Christian megachurch pastor, who had previously told voters to vote for the most Biblical candidate, is now explaining why he’d vote Trump over Jesus Christ. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola (ThinkTank), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Right-wing Texas megachurch pastor admits he’d vote for Donald Trump over Jesus — who he accused of being weak on terrorism.

Robert Jeffress, pastor at 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, has been a vocal supporter of the presumptive Republican nominee — who he believes is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton…

Jeffress, who has said freedom from religion is a “perverted idea,” argued as a Trump supporter that the U.S. government should not be based on Christian principles.

“Nowhere is government told to forgive those who wrong it, nowhere is government told to turn the other cheek,” Jeffress said.

The conservative pastor said earlier this week that police officers are “ministers of God sent by God to punish evil doers” — which is what he said the Bible calls for in a president.”*

Read more here:

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

***

The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET.

Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)

Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at . Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth.

Get The Young Turks Mobile App Today!

Download the iOS version here:

Download the Android version here:

  76 comments for “Why Megachurch Pastor Would Vote Trump Over Jesus

  1. LabTech
    July 17, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Let this sink in for a moment: There’s enough people in the world to give
    support and funding to this man to build a church as big as a city block
    (map below). I’m guessing virtually all of them would hear something like
    this, and not only be oblivious to the fact that he’s openly shouting his
    hypocrisy, but go ahead and twist their own internal logic to exactly
    mirror his. If you don’t at least consider shitting yourself in fear,
    curled up fetal in the shower, crying, there’s something wrong with you.

    • LabTech
      July 17, 2016 at 8:52 AM

      +Daniel Davis Now, mind you, there’s a skybridge linking the church to
      another building across the street, so we’re not talking about a single
      structure’s space. I’ve seen HOSPITALS that don’t use up that much space
      in the middle of a major population center.

    • Daniel Davis
      July 17, 2016 at 9:02 AM

      +LabTech That’s obviously a display of the humility and piety the Bible
      speaks of.

    • Pat Doyle
      July 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

      No, there are more than enough people in every state in the union to fund
      crap like this, many times over. That is why you should be crying in the
      fetal position.

    • LabTech
      July 17, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      +Pat Doyle That was basically my point: that even one is horrifying, but
      that he’s only one of countless others. It’s the dime-a-dozen quality of
      the man that’s the problem.

  2. Miranda N
    July 17, 2016 at 4:29 AM

    If Jesus the Middle-East man with a brown skin was alive today and came to
    the US to spread his message, this pastor & Trump would be happy to kick
    him out as a Jihadist Jew Communist Antichrist from Mexico.

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:39 PM

      +Jimie Williams
      Nope, not a myth, part of world history documented in multiple sources.
      You’re simply wrong, whoops!

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:39 PM

      +Antonio Lombardi
      Nah, nobody mistakes Jews for Muslims. It’s not a thing that ever happens,
      not even smack dab in the middle of Israel.

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

      +Kelso Sunshine
      Yeah I’m a Jew, I don’t need a lecture on the difference between a Hebrew,
      a Jew, an Israeli, and an Israelite.

      Jew means both race and religion, it’s a culture. People group.

  3. RandomU5erName
    July 17, 2016 at 12:49 AM

    Trump supporters are simpletons

    • Joey Gagliardi
      July 17, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      The sad thing is,,,, they don’t even know it!!

    • Kiros37100
      July 17, 2016 at 4:59 PM

      +Vevencio Mastilero Didn’t say that. Simpletons can vote for hillary too. A
      genius can never vote for Trump, however.

    • Donna Trump
      July 17, 2016 at 5:27 PM

      + RandomU5erName
      What do you have against simpletons?

    • Zacc
      July 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM

      Well it is his target demographic

  4. Tyler Dawson
    July 17, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    American Fascism is real.

    • Knight Chime
      July 17, 2016 at 6:45 AM

      aka capitalism

    • J-Me
      July 17, 2016 at 9:45 AM

      Capitalism isn’t fascism.

    • jbgainesii
      July 17, 2016 at 1:45 PM

      It’s more Conservative White Heterosexual male fascism.
      This pastor is one of the most scared weaklings I’ve heard from a public
      figure.

  5. Skyhurricane
    July 17, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    Wow, an anti-Christian Christian.

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      +Skyhurricane
      Luciferianism has infiltrated the Church, check out Bill Cooper and Mystery
      Babylon for more info if you’re not into that kinda research!

    • Skyhurricane
      July 17, 2016 at 5:52 PM

      +Jarod Roach I’ve heard of “Mystery Babylon” and have read Revelation. It
      gets pretty intense.

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:52 PM

      +Skyhurricane
      These false teachers are making themselves obvious, we’re nearing the end

    • Skyhurricane
      July 17, 2016 at 6:07 PM

      +Jarod Roach It’s a little scary but I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised.

  6. HelenaJ
    July 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM

    This is why people hate Christians. This stupid bastard is just making up
    stuff.

    • Brandon Polk
      July 17, 2016 at 8:49 AM

      Best not to judge a whole group by the most ignorant among them. Same could
      be said about many groups.

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:30 PM

      I have no idea why people would form their opinion of Christians based on
      this obvious Luciferian.

  7. Elliott Gordon
    July 16, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    insert “meanwhile muslims comment” not all Muslims and Christians are evil
    chill

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:03 PM

      +oO PPH Oo “The thing is that people bring themselves into religion.”

      um…only a small fraction of people bring themselves into a religion. The
      overwhelming majority are indoctrinated into it by their parents
      nowadays…while the overwhelming majority of our ancestors were forced
      into it under threat of death.

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      +oO PPH Oo I didn’t bring myself into a religion – my parents brought me
      into it. You’re not making sense.

    • oO PPH Oo
      July 17, 2016 at 6:56 PM

      +TheHigherVoltage What’s not making sense to you?
      What I mean is that different people and cultures bring different things to
      religion. That’s the only way they can make sense of it. Then there the
      ones who don’t want to make sense of it. Those people leave religion. Cenk
      is in that category

    • Elliott Gordon
      July 17, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      +marcus holtzheimer okay mate *claps

  8. The Persian Atheist
    July 16, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    TYT DELETED THIS VIDEO BECAUSE CENK FUCKED UP LOL

    ‘BLACKS ARE NOT PEOPLE’

    • Henry Wright
      July 17, 2016 at 11:49 AM

      +slothkingn1 Centre-left = BBC?

    • kritt 44
      July 17, 2016 at 12:15 PM

      i see, Sam Harris’ left nut still hasn’t gotten over past grievances

    • The Persian Atheist
      July 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM

      +kritt 44 On the interview, my only grievance was Sam Harris wasting 3
      hours of his precious time with that fat imbecile.

    • MAFIOSA E
      July 17, 2016 at 4:44 PM

      Thank you for supporting TYT!

    • KVN Joa
      July 17, 2016 at 5:25 PM

      He could be both “Persian” (which doesn’t exist) and Mongoloid, since the
      Mogols raped Persian women and killed their men for about a 100 years.

  9. 1140Cecile
    July 16, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    Christians are tragically funny people.

    • Xander Foxy
      July 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      +Mihail7773 Religion, overall, is poison.

    • Bree K.
      July 17, 2016 at 6:09 PM

      +Xander Foxy Agreed. I am sometimes conflicted when I hear of ex-addicts or
      ex-cons turning their life around through religious but half of them turn
      into intolerant bigots… so I say as a whole religious views drive hate.

    • Sean Ewing
      July 17, 2016 at 6:15 PM

      Now that you mentioned ex-addicts and religion, I think that atheists need
      to do more to reach out to non-believing addicts. There is too many 12 step
      programs in this country that do not cater to someone who doesn’t have a
      “higher power”. Atheists need to do more for our community besides making
      videos showing how ignorant religious people are. Yeah they aren’t very
      logical with their belief system, but they at least try to help people out,
      that have drug, alcohol, and economic problems. Even if it is conditional.

    • Rump Buffalo
      July 17, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      The thing is, Atheism isn’t inherently community related. Atheism is
      usually personal and non-communal. It isn’t an organization, and no one
      speaks for every Atheist because they are not a faith or organized body.
      That’s one reason why there isn’t outreach through Atheism, but a lot of
      organized religions do have charity functions.

    • Sean Ewing
      July 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Yes. I understand that. But now that fellow Atheists know that there is a
      need to reach out to to other Atheists so that we don’t rely on religious
      people that want us to change our whole identity, maybe we can be a little
      better with our humanity.

  10. Breaking Barbir
    July 16, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    *Welcome to TYT, here we use the word “christian” at any opportunity to
    imply negativity, but the word “muslim” is not used even after countless
    islamic terrorist attacks killing hundreds of people. Hell, we don’t even
    call these terrorist attacks islamic, just “terrorist”. Enjoy your stay!
    ;-)*

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:53 PM

      +Kelso Sunshine
      You can’t be a Christian and favor Trump over Christ, it doesn’t work that
      way.

      Just like you can’t be an Obama supporter and favor Trump over Obama. It’s
      simple logic.

      You’re now 0-3, -10 extra points for your personal attacks.

    • Mihail7773
      July 17, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      Confettifun Man I have seen this comment so many times that I get sick of
      it already. Dudes like yourself likes to bring about the crusades and other
      blablabla nonsense in every discussion but you don’t know why the crusades
      happened, in all you don’t know ancient history. I don’t have time to write
      to you all the history of the crusades, so here is a history lesson, please
      educate yourself.
      watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y

    • Xander Foxy
      July 17, 2016 at 6:04 PM

      Why are you staying here if you clearly loathe TYT? You’ve given them your
      time and money (via viewer-count/ad-based revenue). Congrats.

  11. Hoefledorf
    July 16, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    I believe in Christ.
    I don’t believe in business religion.

    • denise k
      July 17, 2016 at 10:21 AM

      me too

    • Loud TV
      July 17, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      Love You

    • Karl Hui
      July 17, 2016 at 4:43 PM

      Totally agree with that

  12. Lao GEE
    July 16, 2016 at 10:23 PM

    It’s people like this that give us Christians a bad name. Shameful

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      +AntiSchiff Sure, that’s fine. However, the sermon on the mount is only a
      paragraph in an entire book of things believers are suppose to follow and
      believe.

      To deflect any criticism of the bible or the Christian religion with “You
      disagree with love your neighbor?” is a bullshit argument that completely
      ignores the other 99.9% of what the bible and Christianity teaches and
      orders of believers.

      eg. At base, Christianity sells the idea that the ultimate moral, righteous
      and just thing to do is to willingly heap responsibility and due punishment
      of your evils onto an innocent scapegoat.

      Christianity and belief in Jesus starts with that. Everything else comes
      after.

    • AntiSchiff
      July 17, 2016 at 5:46 PM

      Well, that certainly seems like a strident interpretation. Frankly, since
      you’re a non-believer like me, I can’t imagine what you’d even think about
      it much.

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM

      +AntiSchiff That’s an accurate description. If you think it harsh, I really
      don’t know how else to soften the reality of it.

      I think about it quite a bit considering Christian organizations are
      constantly working to convert my secular country into a “Christian Nation”,
      constantly pushing their agenda into my grandkids classrooms, constantly
      trying to push their beliefs into laws, constantly working to block and
      remove basic human rights from any section of the population they don’t
      agree with…constantly injecting their religious beliefs in politics, the
      media and virtually every venue I’m aware of, and constantly coming to my
      door asking if I’d join their cult.

      It’s pretty hard not to think about something quite a bit when it’s in your
      face relentlessly and you can recognize the harm in it.

    • AntiSchiff
      July 17, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      Well, you don’t have the reality of it. It’s not an empirical question, so
      it isn’t of interest to me anyway. My guess is you’re a former believer
      yourself, but stopped believing well after I did. I haven’t been a
      christian in 20 years and I just normally don’t even think about it.

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:52 PM

      +AntiSchiff Yes, I do have the reality of it. The foundational belief of
      Christianity is that Jesus (an innocent) takes the punishment due the
      believer (the guilty).

      To claim this isn’t the case is either mind-boggling ignorance or outright
      lying.

  13. I Take Chances
    July 16, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Tyt The Anti – Christian establishment would be first in line to for vote
    for trump if he’d promised to destroy them

    • Josiah D
      July 17, 2016 at 12:35 PM

      ummm yeah, no.

  14. Tony Crony
    July 16, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Meanwhile, muslims are killing gay people, imprisoning rape victims, and
    allowing husbands to beat their wives. But by all means, those stupid
    Christians!

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:38 PM

      +TheHigherVoltage
      Nope, he’s a Luciferian.

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:03 PM

      +Jarod Roach proof? He professes himself a Christian…he’s been baptized a
      Christian…he goes to a Christian church….he’s on record as citing
      Christian mythos numerous times…he said he prays to (bible)God before
      making any decision…he said (bible)God spoke to him…

      I look forward to you attempting to back your claim with something other
      than “cause I said so”.

    • TheHigherVoltage
      July 17, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      +Jarod Roach Where is proof he worships himself? You’re just making more
      claims without evidence.

      ” There are no quotes of him claiming to worship Jesus.”

      Are you ignorant or knowingly lying? Here’s just a taste :

      http://www.pierretristam.com/Bobst/07/wf081507.htm

  15. Kurt Smith
    July 16, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Wow, nice to know where evangelicals stand

    • HKozeNS
      July 17, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      He does not represent all evangelic s. He is talking for himself.

  16. ShermKlump
    July 16, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Just keep Christain basing TYT, you racist bigots. UNSUBSCRIBED

    • Younex Meures
      July 17, 2016 at 12:07 PM

      close the door behind you

    • Brittney Drew
      July 17, 2016 at 5:15 PM

      bye. heaven isn’t real. you’re delusional

  17. BrineDude Gaming | Culture Buff
    July 16, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Literally 5 dislikes in less than 15 seconds?

    • thomas watson
      July 17, 2016 at 7:52 AM

      both likes and dislikes are views if indeed a troll a failtroll

    • Josiah D
      July 17, 2016 at 12:32 PM

      obviously they re trolls lmao. Anyone over the age of 7 could see that.

    • BrineDude Gaming | Culture Buff
      July 17, 2016 at 6:32 PM

      +larsthegunslinger I don’t actually use that as an insult. Twas a joke, b.

  18. Thomas “TheGreatestLiberal” MacKelly
    July 16, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Embarrassing. People still denying *white privilege?* There’s a disease in
    America right now.

    • charles botha
      July 17, 2016 at 4:33 PM

      +Naseem Senju I bet you like (((Tim Wise ))).

    • Jarod Roach
      July 17, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      Embarrassing. People still denying *black privilege?* There’s a disease in
      America right now.

    • charles botha
      July 17, 2016 at 5:43 PM

      +Jarod Roach What can I as one lowly person of non-color do? If I gave
      everything I owned to the Southern Poverty Law Center and worked tirelessly
      for more gibs me dat for blacks, can the original sin of white privilege be
      taken from me? I can’t stop feeling all this guilt over white privilege.

Comments are closed.