Jef­fress, please take a seat

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

It seems Robert Jef­fress, pas­tor of First Bap­tist Dal­las, is in a race with him­self for pro­duc­ing the most out­landish com­ments. This time, he in­ex­pli­ca­bly in­jected him­self into the de­bate about Na­tional Foot­ball League play­ers kneel­ing in protest dur­ing the na­tional an­them. On the Fox & Friends show, Jef­fress, an ad­viser to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, said the play­ers should thank God they don’t have to worry about be­ing shot in the head “like they would in North Korea.” The irony is, that is ex­actly the sort of treat­ment of black peo­ple by au­thor­i­ties that the foot­ball play­ers are protest­ing. Trump had al­ready need­lessly in­flamed this sit­u­a­tion by call­ing protest­ing play­ers SOBs. Now comes Jef­fress’ ridicu­lous two cents in the name of re­li­gion. Some­times, si­lence is golden.

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