MORAL AUTHORITY

Pastor: God Wants Trump to 'Take Out' Kim Jong Un

Prominent Texas pastor Robert Jeffress on Tuesday said that God wants President Trump to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary—including war—to stop evil,” Jeffress said in a statement. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.” Military experts have warned that such an effort would likely result in tens of thousands of deaths in an all-out war. Jeffress’ comments come as North Korea is threatening to strike the U.S. territory of Guam following Trump’s warning that any further threats from the rogue regime would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Jeffress gave a sermon the morning on Trump’s inauguration in January, and once criticized Mitt Romney by calling Mormonism a cult.