“But right now, we’re keeping separation. We’re getting rid of the plague,” he said, adding, “Celebrate, bring the family together like no other, we have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Easter, everybody.”
“And today I’d like to say welcome to a very special visitor, a great friend of mine, our great President Donald Trump. Mr. President, we’re so honored that you would choose to worship with us today,” Jeffress said, adding that “millions and millions of Christians” are praying for Trump as he navigates the crisis.
The pastor has called Islam and Mormonism heresies “from the pit of hell,” suggested that the Catholic church was led astray by Satan, accused former President Barack Obama of “paving the way” for the Antichrist and spread false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays, who he said live a “miserable” and “filthy” lifestyle.
CNN’s Kevin Liptak, Kaitlan Collins and Alison Main contributed to this report.