Dr. Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, spoke out yesterday to support Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.
On Wednesday, President Trump announced his decision via twitter.
“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” declared the president.
He continued, giving his reasoning. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
Jeffress, who also serves on President Trump’s Faith Advisory Council, applauded President Trump for his decision to decrease division in the armed forces so that they can keep America safe.
He commended Trump's decision as “allowing our armed forces to concentrate on ‘decisive and overwhelming victory’ rather than serving as a petri dish for social experimentation.”
Jeffress also highlighted how President Trump’s decision reveals his determination to stand up to the left-wing agenda.
“The militant liberal agenda has not only savaged the moral values of our country but has imperiled the defense of our nation by adding needless confusion, complication, and expense,” said Jeffress.
Many have faulted President Trump for the decision, saying he is discriminating against transgender people. After he made the announcement, Caitlyn Jenner, who usually supports the president, expressed disagreement.
“There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?
However, Dr. Jeffress completely disagreed with Jenner and the other people who are faulting him. He commented on how he believes Christians should treat transgender people.
“People suffering from gender identity confusion should be treated with compassion and counseling, not exploited by the left to further a liberal ideology,” said Jeffress.
The pastor also tweeted his viewpoint on transgender.
He added, “Thank God for a president who will say ‘Enough is enough!’”
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