'Religious bigot' wrong man to give Jerusalem embassy prayer - Romney

JERUSALEM ISRAEL- MAY 8 2018 A road sign indicating the direction of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Sergey Orlov  TASS

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney decried the pastor that President Trump chose to pray at the historic ceremony for the opening of the us embassy for Israel in Jerusalem.

Here are just five controversial things Jeffress has said in the past.

Jeffress has a history of attacking Mitt Romney.

In a tweet Sunday night, the former MA governor who is now running for a Senate seat from Utah criticized Jeffress for his remarks about Jews, Mormons and Islam.

"If I am going to hell, Juan - like you say I am for supporting Donald Trump - then that means you're going to be a hundred floors below me for supporting Hillary Clinton", he added. He has called gay people "miserable" and "filthy".

According to the pastor who is on Trump's informal evangelical advisory council, Mormonism, Hinduism, and Buddhism are all religious group and that Catholicism is a group that represents the "genius of Satan". So they had a monkey as a son, a son like this, so you say the blessing on him'. "In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-un".

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The Rev. Bailey Smith's comments to 2,000 cheering Southern Baptist evangelists last week in St. Louis has renewed a controversy begun in 1980, when Smith stated that "God doesn't hear the prayers of a Jew".

The GOP nominee before Romney, Sen.

Hagee caused John McCain headaches during his 2008 presidential campaign when Hagee's anti-LGBTQ rhetoric became widely known.

Trump has been criticized for announcing plans to relocate the embassy and for formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In the sermon, Hagee quoted from the Book of Jeremiah that "they the hunters should hunt them [the Jews] ... from every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks". "'From every mountain and from every hill and from out of the holes of the rocks.' If that doesn't describe what Hitler did in the holocaust you can't see that". The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies". His daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both senior White House aides, were among the American delegation in the city.

The Gaza rallies will culminate on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which marks the creation of Israel on May 15, 1948. He also stood by President Trump in March amid reports of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels: he publicly dismissed it as "irrelevant".

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