WATCH: Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress Says ‘Thousands’ of Evangelicals Have Been Angered by Trump Impeachment Inquiry and Believes It ‘Will Cause a Civil War-Like Fracture’ in America

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) is greeted by Pastor Jeffress at the Celebrate Freedom Rally in Washington, U.S. July 1, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress has dismissed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for asking the nation to be “prayerful” about an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, which he says has angered “thousands” of evangelicals and “will cause a civil war-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.”

Last Tuesday, Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the formalization of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump for allegedly pressing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on a telephone call in July to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “for personal gain.”

In an interview at The Texas Tribune Festival Saturday, Pelosi explained that “if this activity, this pattern of behavior were to prevail … then it’s over for the republic. We will have the equivalent of a monarchy.” She then called on the nation to pray for the process.

“Let us be prayerful. Let us be solemn. Let us try not to make it further divisive,” she said. “But we cannot ignore our oath of office to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic.”

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Jeffress mocked Pelosi and compared her to a pyromaniac.

“I think it’s hard to take Nancy Pelosi’s call to prayer seriously. I mean it reminds me of a pyromaniac with a match in hand about to set fire to a building, saying, ‘Please pray with me that the damage I’m about to cause isn’t too severe,’” said the leader of the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas.

“I mean if you’re really sincere about that prayer, then put down the dang match. But Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the impeachment match — they know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, they are increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump and the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process,” he continued.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair