As many of you know, President George W. Bush used the phrase “axis of evil” in his 2002 State of the Union Address to describe foreign governments sponsoring terrorism and seeking to build nuclear arsenals. Bush applied the phrase to North Korea, Iran, and Iraq.
Jeffress uses “axis of evil” to describe the Democrats and Republicans of the “establishment” who are trying to destroy Donald Trump. “We cannot allow that to happen,” he says.
Is this a call to a holy war of some type? Is Jeffress pitting the forces of God against the forces of anti-Trump evil? Is Jeffress comparing the opponents of Donald Trump to what Bush describes here?:
Seconds before Jeffress came on the air, in the same segment, Lou Dobbs was talking about Pope Francis’s criticism of the Trump administration. This was the context in which Jeffress used the phrase “axis of evil.” Is Francis part of this axis of evil? If so, this would not be the first time Jeffress has spewed forth anti-Catholic rhetoric. Whatever the case, this Dallas court evangelical believes that Trump is God’s anointed one and anyone who opposes God’s anointed one is evil.
And you wonder why I have suggested that the course of American Christianity is changing?