The liberal group Media Matters reports on its website that Jeffress made the remarks cited by Romney in a 2011 speech at the conservative Values Voter Summit.
In addition to his remarks on Jews, Jeffress has referred to both Mormonism and Islam as "a heresy from the pit of Hell".
Jeffress responded swiftly to Romney, tweeting, "Historic Christianity has taught for two, 000 years that salvation is thru religion in Christ alone".
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Dr. Emir Caner, president of Truett-McConnell University, a private Christian school, weighed in to say if Jeffress is a bigot, then so too is Jesus Christ.
Jeffress was attacked for saying publicly what the Bible teaches; that faiths like Mormonism that add to the Bible are cults, and that any person who has not accepted Christ is not going to Heaven. "The fact that I, along with millions of evangelical Christians around the world, espouse that belief is neither bigoted or newsworthy". He told Fox & Friends that he intends to pray for three things. He said at the time, "The idea that Mormonism is a theological cult is not news either". Jeffress, among the Religious Right leaders who lobbied hard for Trump to fulfill his campaign pledge to move the embassy, gushed that Trump is "the most faith-friendly president we've ever had". Jeffress said he would "be thanking God for the strong leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, who is absolutely determined to protect Israel".
Christian leaders in Jerusalem strongly criticized Trump's decision to move the embassy, warning that it would "yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, moving us farther from the goal of unity and deeper toward destructive division".
The hate-filled pastor has also said the Catholic Church is following Satan's path and that Barack Obama was "paving the way" for the arrival of the antichrist.