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Pope Francis and 'Pope O'Reilly' are an Embarrassment to Jesus and Christians

Contact: Rev. William Keller, Liveprayer.com, 727-420-7005

ST PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Bill Keller, the world's leading Internet Evangelist and the founder of Liveprayer.com, with over 2.4 million subscribers worldwide reading the Daily Devotional he has written every morning for over 15 years on the issues of the day from a Biblical worldview, says that Pope Francis, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, along with FOX News Host Bill O'Reilly, are both an embarrassment to Jesus and Christianity.

Pope Francis recently stated in an interview, "The church has grown obsessed with abortion, gay marriage and contraception," adding that, "I have chosen not to talk about those issues." His rationale for not dealing with these critical spiritual issues the Bible clearly calls sin is that he wants the church to be more inclusive.

On his TV program, Keller stated, "There is nothing wrong with the church reaching out to those who are not followers of Jesus Christ. That is one of the churches greatest missions. However, you don't do that by being silent on sins that are not only destroying the nation, but individual lives."  Keller went on, "The only reason the sins of homosexuality and abortion are spoken of more than other sins is because those who deny Christ and the Truth of the Bible by supporting these sins have forced society to accept these choices as normal and acceptable behavior. Have you ever been to a thieves pride parade?"

Keller, who over the years has publicly debated homosexual and gay rights advocates as well as those who support the legalized murder of innocent babies, says that it has been the silence of Christians which has allowed the sin of homosexuality and the murder of approximately 4,000 babies every 24 hours to become an acceptable part of our culture.

Keller also stated that there is no such thing as an "LGBT community," since nobody is born a lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or someone other than the sex God created them as. Keller says, "Just because someone has CHOSEN to engage in unnatural, unhealthy, perverted sexual acts with people of the same sex, both sexes, or have tried to change the gender God created them as, only makes them people in bondage to sin like those who choose to abuse alcohol, drugs, or any other addictive and destructive behavior people choose to engage in."

Keller has publicly lambasted MSNBC and their on-air talent, especially the one he calls "the faux Reverend" Al Sharpton and CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Chris Matthews, for supporting, glorifying, and cheerleading for special rights for people who choose to engage in sexual perversion, the attempt to re-define God's Holy Institution of Marriage and the family, as well as those who advocate for the legal murder of innocent babies under the guise of "women's health issues."

Keller said in a recent interview, "You can't go on mainstream TV and share with people the love of Jesus or the Gospel, but you can applaud and support people who choose to engage in perverted sexual acts and those who choose to kill their baby. During the Sandy Hook tragedy there was endless talk by President Obama, those in his administration and his media minions about the poor children. What about the approximately 4,000 'poor children' who are slaughtered every 24 hours in this nation?"

Keller, who has appeared numerous times over the years on the FOX News program "The O'Reilly Factor," recently lambasted host Bill O'Reilly for calling Christians who believe the Bible to be God's inspired, inerrant Word "Bible thumpers," a common pejorative used to demean Bible-believing Christians. O'Reilly ignored Keller's $10,000 offer to debate the issue with the FOX audience deciding who the winner would be, hiding under his desk as he mocks those who refuse to come on his program O'Reilly has stated often he does NOT believe the Bible to be literally true, but a book of allegories and good moral stories.

Keller has warned the over 2.4 million worldwide subscribers to his Daily Devotional as well as his TV audience that O'Reilly's upcoming book, "Killing Jesus" will be full of his perverted theology which Keller describes as a mix of liberal Catholicism and New Age mysticism. Keller went on to state that nothing demonstrates O'Reilly's theological ignorance more than the premise of his new book on why Jesus was killed. On his FOX News program in March O'Reilly stated, "I'm researching killing Jesus. Do you know why Jesus was killed by the Romans? You don't know and you shouldn't know because it was about taxes, taxes!"

Keller replied, "Jesus was not killed because of taxes or for inciting some sort of tax revolt. Quite the opposite. He clearly taught the people to render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. It was the Jewish religious leaders who plotted to kill Jesus since he was interfering with their 'business,' much like most of the church world today is little more than a business. They allowed Jesus to admit He was God, which according to Jewish Law was a blasphemous statement, and than used the Roman occupiers as their instrument to kill Jesus."

Keller concluded, "Theologically, the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus was born ultimately to die on the cross as the one-time perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. 'Pope O'Reilly's' flawed theology will only help lead the masses astray, since the better percentage of the last two generations have never been to church and less than 10% of those who do go to church have ever read the entire Bible cover to cover. It will also give the enemies of Christ, especially those in the Godless media and people like Christ-hater Bill Maher, ammunition to justify their rejection of Biblical Truth and that faith in Jesus is the only plan of salvation."

Keller ended by saying, "O'Reilly in his arrogance and theological ignorance doesn't understand that the killing of Jesus was ultimately about one thing, God's one and only plan to redeem fallen man in order that His creation could have an eternal relationship with their Creator!"

About Live Prayer: In 1999 Bill Keller launched Liveprayer.com. It has gone on to become the most successful online Christian ministry in the history of the internet. Each morning, Bill Keller's Daily Devotional that he has written every morning for over 14 years is emailed to over 2.4 million subscribers worldwide. He is also the host of the popular "LivePrayer with Bill Keller" TV program seen in over 40 markets "live" Mon-Fri from Mid-2am. Information on Liveprayer is available at: www.LivePrayer.com.