Jeffress: Texas School's Prayer Room OK If There's 'Equal Access'
Texas Baptist minister Robert Jeffress responded on "Fox & Friends" to concerns his state government raised over a classroom being used as a prayer room, predominantly by Muslim students.
A high school in Frisco, Texas, near Dallas, set aside a room for prayer after concerns were raised by Muslim students about the distance to the nearest Mosque.
The room is almost exclusively used by Muslim students, Pete Hegseth said, asking Jeffress whether its existence can be taken as a double standard against Christians whose public displays of faith have been suppressed in recent years.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) sent a letter to the school asking to confirm whether non-Muslim students are being permitted to use the room
Jeffress said that as long as students have equal access to the room, there is no First Amendment issue.
Citing the trouble people of faith have had in trying to be able to display their faith publicly, Jeffress said that we must be careful not to "pervert the first Amendment like liberals do to use it for their own agenda."
"It has nothing to say about Nativity scenes, Ten Commandment displays-- or prayer rooms... Christians have been pushed out by an absolute perversion of the First Amendment, but we as Christians don't have to push down somebody else's religion."
Jeffress said the Texas case is another example of why he is "grateful" for President Trump, who he said will appoint judges "who interpret law according to what the Constitution actually says, and not according to what liberals wish it said."