Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, revealed that he had to argue against what he called some “hard-right” Catholics and evangelicals in order to defend President-elect Donald Trump’s decision not to challenge the legislation of gay marriage in America.
“This is not going to be re-litigated by the Supreme Court. That is the law of the land. I wish it were different, but it’s not different. And actually I had to argue against some hard-right Catholics and evangelicals who wanted to make that a campaign issue. I said ‘guys, forget it. It’s over. We need to go on to other things, like protecting the unborn,'” the pastor said in an interview on Good Morning Texas posted on Thursday.
Jeffress, who backed Trump during the elections, has maintained his support for traditional marriage, and has been opposed to the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize the practice nationwide back in 2015.
Trump also spoke about overturning the decision when he was campaigning.
But in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” program earlier in November after his victory, Trump said that he was not interested in seeking to overturn the decision.
“It’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done,” Trump said at the time.
“It’s done. … These cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that,” he added.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post