Former Wichita Falls pastor Robert Jeffress spoke at Liberty University yesterday morning, covering many topics including the reason God allowed the 9/11 attacks.

This isn't the first time Liberty University has been in the headlines recently, making news by fining students who did not attend Ted Cruz's presidential speech.  But this time, it was the nature of the speaker at Liberty that is making headlines.  In discussing the collapse of morality in our society at Liberty University's Convocation, Jeffress likened it to God's punishment of Israel,

All you have to do is look in history to see what God does with a nation that sanctions the killing of its own children.  Just look at the nation of Israel ... Because they got involved in the worship of Moloch, the pagan god, and they sacrificed their children on the altar, what did God do? He raised up the godless Babylonians and Assyrians to bring judgement on his own people.

People ask me all the time.  Well, I just don't understand why God wouldn't protect our nation and he would allow these radical Muslims in 2001 to kill 3,000 of our citizens and why God doesn't protect us. Surely, God doesn't use pagans to bring judgment upon his own people, does he?

Jeffress isn't the first religious leader to propose such a connection.  Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell blamed abortion and toleration of homosexuals for the 9/11 attacks.

Robert Jeffress' Speech

via Right Wing Watch