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Religion A Large Presence As U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem

The U.S. selected two evangelical Christians to offer prayers at a ceremony opening its new embassy in Jerusalem. One of the pastors, Robert Jeffress, is known for dismissing other faiths.
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveil the entrance to the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Source: Lior Mizrahi

The religious leader invited to give the opening prayer at the dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem is an evangelical Christian who once said that Judaism, along with Mormonism, Islam and Hinduism, is one of the religions "that lead people to an eternity of separation from God in Hell."

Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, has come under intense

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