This "spineless morons" comment isn't the first time Jeffress has taken aim at fellow Christians over politics:
"We support this president's conservative positions and what is happening right now vindicates our decision to choose Donald Trump as president,” Jeffress said last June on Fox News. “And I believe the Never Trump movement, the little sliver of it still in evangelicalism, is going to be shut up forever."
Jeffress’ statements on Starnes’ show, naturally, received strong rebuke from people like Alan Cross, a Baptist pastor and missional strategist with the Montgomery Baptist Association:
“Robert Jeffress calls anti-Trump Christians, ‘spineless morons,’ Or, form of ‘Raca,’ which is Aramaic for ‘fool,’” Cross said on Twitter. “Greek word for fool = moros, where we get ‘moron.’ JESUS: ‘whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.’ Matthew 5:22. @robertjeffress should repent.”
Paul Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, a fellow Baptist minister and senior vice president and editor of Voices of Auburn Seminary in New York City, wrote on Twitter that "being called a fool (for being a Christian who does not support trump) by pastor Jeffress is a welcomed confirmation that all is well with my soul."