DPJC Announces Vigil at First Baptist Dallas - Rescheduled from last week
Members of the Dallas Peace & Justice Center and coalition partners will hold a vigil at the First Baptist Dallas to register their dismay that senior pastor Rev. Robert Jeffress was provided an international platform by the Trump Administration at the opening of the U.S Embassy in Jerusalem.
Rev. Jeffress has infamously declared that Islam emerged from the pits of hell and that Jews will not be allowed into heaven. In a lecture in 2010 he stated,"God sends good people to Hell. Not only do religions like Mormonism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism-not only do they lead people away from God, they lead people to an eternity of separation from God in Hell."
DPJC board member Bill Maxwell said, "Pastor Jeffress uses his pulpit irresponsibly when he routinely denigrates vulnerable segments of our community. Enough, I say. Rev. Jeffress is unchristianlike in his speech and behavior and routinely crosses the line separating Church and State. It is absolutely unacceptable that he has become President Trump’s spokesman on Israel. I ask members of First Baptist Church to consider removing Rev Jeffress from his position (yes, the congregation may split) in order to protect the good name of First Baptist Dallas, the integrity of its congregants and tax-exempt status.
Former State Representative Lon Burnam, who served two terms as DPJC director, said, "We believe in living in harmony with who we disagree. We consider every human being a manifestation of God. We interpret literally those parts of the Bible that say, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth," "Love Thy Enemies" and "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God."
Members of the media are invited to attend.
When: Sunday, May 27, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Dallas, Downtown.
1707 San Jacinto, Dallas, TX 75201