Rise of the Anti-Israel Evangelicals
February 20, 2013 By Jim Fletcher
Although a rising number of â€œNew Evangelicalâ€ Christian leaders like Cameron
Strang, Erwin McManus, and Scot McKnight tweet photos of themselves with
President Obama, and a general leftward tilt has emerged within evangelicalism,
one front in the cultural religious wars is particularly hot at the moment:
Israel and the Palestinians.
As recently as the â€˜90s, evangelical leaders had to feel good about the
strength of support for the Jewish state, especially in traditionally strong
places like the Southern Baptist Convention and the Assemblies of God. Indeed, a
packed-out gathering I attended to honor Benjamin Netanyahu in 1997 was so
emotionally charged that one wondered if Ronald Reagan could have been any more
All that is changing. Continue reading
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Anti-Israel Fake Evangelicals
I find this deeply disturbing. The sickest part is that this comes at a time when Christians are being horribly persecuted and murdered in muslim countries. So why are these Christian leaders attacking Israel? Why aren't they speaking out about muslim persecution of Christians? You would think they would feel a solidarity with the Jewish state as both are being targeted by a common enemy. Instead these particular leaders attack the only country in the Middle East that protects Christians and grants them full religious rights. Why do they want to set the clock back centuries on Christian-Jewish relations? I hope that conservative Christians can take their churches back from these vile marxist antisemites.