Trump-Loving Pastor Forced To Take Down Billboard Declaring America ‘A Christian Nation’ After Public Outrage
Pastor Robert Jeffress, a fervent Trump supporter known for his bigotry and making long offensive remarks against Jewish and LGBTQ people, was forced to take down his church’s “America is a Christian nation” billboard after it drew criticisms from the local government.
Jeffress, who pastors First Baptist Dallas, was forced to remove their sign following a series of negative news reports.
The Dallas news outlet published two articles calling the sign “hateful” and “divisive,” and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings was quoted in the article agreeing with the statements.
The articles were then sent to Outfront Media, who created the billboard, and the company decided to remove the billboard. Outfront Media also canceled their contract with the church.
“Let’s be very clear: We do not object to the billboard company’s right to refuse to post our message,” Jeffress told CBN News. “What we do object to is the city of Dallas, its mayor and any other officials indirectly interfering with our church’s right to publish its own message. Our question is simply this: Did the city of Dallas directly or indirectly in any way threatens the billboard company? If so, I think that is an action that is illegal,” Jeffress said.
You can see the sign below.