Friday, August 01, 2014

Presbyterian Church USA Criticizes Israel, Ignores Christian Persecution ~ By Raymond Ibrahim

First, the obvious: Why is it that self-professed Christians completely ignore the horrific Islamic persecution of fellow Christians in the Middle East, while grandstanding against the Jewish state for trying to defend itself against the same ideology that persecutes Christians?

[Netanyahu] is absolutely right to say that the persecution of Christians in the Mideast has reached a point of “savagery of unimaginable proportions.” Perhaps the only thing more shocking than the atrocities Mideast Christians are exposed to – the slaughters, crucifixions, beheadings, torture and rape – is the absolute silence emanating from so-called mainline Protestant churches in the U.S.
When I saw this article by Raymond Ibrahim on, I cringed as I read the title.  It says it all.  It's baffling that this could possibly be happening.  Don't the leaders of those mainline Protestant churches know what is going in the Middle East?  Are they helping their congregations be part of the low-information public that Hamas depends on? Why are those churches being silent about the attack on Christianity in the Middle East?

For the leaders and congregations of the Presbyterian Church USA, watch the following video. This is something that you don't want to be wrong about, just because you weren't informed or you had been misinformed.


UPDATE, September 8, 2014

But wait! There's more! Not that I'm trying to sound like TV sales ad, but yes, there is more. While doing my blogging prep for this week, I came across a two part article today which goes into more detail regarding this particular post. I have to tell you about this even though it may cause some controversy, even amongst Faithful readers of this Blog. Right, as if this post didn't already cause some disagreement... But I digress.

Marsha West wrote a two-part column about what she calls the "Low-Information Evangelical," and it has everything to do with the column brought to you in this post.

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Presbyterian Church USA Criticizes Israel, Ignores Christian Persecution
Raymond Ibrahim
By Raymond Ibrahim

Jul. 31, 2014 1:00pm


Days before the recent Israel-Hamas conflict erupted, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. withdrew $21 million worth of investments from Israel because, as spokesman Heath Rada put it, the Israeli government’s actions “harm the Palestinian people.

Soon after, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and was asked if he was “troubled” by the Presbyterian Church’s move. Netanyahu responded:
It should trouble all people of conscience and morality because it’s so disgraceful. You know, you look at what’s happening in the Middle East and I think most Americans understand this, they see this enormous area riveted by religious hatred, by savagery of unimaginable proportions. Then you come to Israel and you see the one democracy that upholds basic human rights, that guards the rights of all minorities, that protects Christians – Christians are persecuted throughout the Middle East. So most Americans understand that Israel is a beacon of civilization and moderation. You know I would suggest to these Presbyterian organizations to fly to the Middle East, come and see Israel for the embattled democracy that it is, and then take a bus tour, go to Libya, go to Syria, go to Iraq, and see the difference. And I would give them two pieces of advice: One is, make sure it’s an armor plated bus, and second, don’t say that you’re Christians.
It’s difficult – if not impossible – to argue with Netanyahu’s logic. Indeed, several points made in his one-minute response are deserving of some reflection.

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