Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas condemned NFL players who peacefully protested against police brutality of black people.
NFL players and coaches across the country went down on one knee and linked arms during the National Anthem, in defiance of President Donald Trump’s call for NFL owners to fire players who kneeled, on Sept. 24.
During an interview on Fox News on Sept. 25, Jeffress said the players were wrong to exercise their Constitutional right to free speech, and warned that they would be shot for doing such a thing in North Korea (which would not tolerate free speech as he would not):
I think what these players are doing is absolutely wrong. These players ought to be thanking God that they live in a country where they’re not only free to earn millions of dollars every year, but they’re also free from the worry of being shot in the head for taking a knee like they would be if they were in North Korea.
Jeffress also insisted Trump was not a racist despite Trump’s years of racist statements and his refusal to rent apartments to black people, which resulted in two settlements with the U.S. Justice Department.
Jeffress also parroted Trump who has claimed his demand for players to stand during the National Anthem “has nothing to do with race.”
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)