The Pilgrim Press-the publishing house of the United Church of Christ, a liberal Protestant denomination headquartered in Ohio-has a stockpile of misinformation and anti-Jewish contempt in its warehouse in Cleveland. It comes in the form of its most recent printing of "Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told about Israel and the Palestinians," by Rev. Dr. Gary Burge, a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois.
This book, which is now in its second edition, depicts Jews as unworthy of living in the land of Israel. Citing John 15:6, Burge writes in the book's second edition, "Branches that attempt living in the land… which refused to be attached to Jesus will be removed." In the first edition, Burge was much harsher, stating that these branches would be "cast out and burned," but in both editions, the author's message is clear: Jews are not entitled to live in the land of Israel because they have rejected Jesus as their messiah.
Burge does more than invoke scripture to portray Jews as unworthy of living in their historical homeland. He also used misinformation-lots of it-to portray the modern Jewish state as an unworthy tenant in the land of Israel. In an attempt to prove that Israel is an apartheid state, Burge asserts falsely states that Jews and Arabs renew their drivers' licenses on different days of the month, when in fact, they renew them on their birthdays. more >>
As former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi's trials continue, it's enlightening to consider what is likely to be one of the centerpieces of the trial: longstanding accusations that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party worked with foreign terrorist organizations, including al-Qaeda, against the national security of Egypt.
Based on these accusations of high treason, Morsi and others could face the death penalty.
Concerning some of the more severe allegations, one of Egypt's most widely distributed and read newspapers, Al Watan, recently published what it said were recorded conversations between Morsi and Muhammad Zawahiri, al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri's brother. more >>
Christianity began in the East, not the West, yet today Christians in the East are enduring an all-out-assault by Islamic terrorists, while Christians in the West live their lives largely oblivious to it all. This has to change.
This is no imaginary persecution; in Syria alone there have been reports of kidnappings, Christian communities intentionally displaced by militants and, worst of all, shootings and beheadings of Christians who refused to convert to Islam.
In Egypt radicals have recently destroyed dozens of churches, and the once vibrant Christian population in Iraq has been decimated. Christians in the West should stand up for those in the East out of regard for all they have given us over these thousands of years. more >>
A leader of a pro-Israel organization has expressed disapproval of President Barack Obama's statements at his State of the Union regarding the veto of new sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Christians United for Israel provided The Christian Post with comments from CUFI Exectuvie Director David Brog.
"I'm saddened that the president has declared his intention to oppose the will of a majority of the Senate and the House on Iran. His policy towards Iran isn't working and won't work," said Brog. more >>
Actress Scarlett Johansson announced Thursday she left her role as an ambassador for the humanitarian group Oxfam International, a position she held for eight years. Her ad campaign for SodaStream, which will air during Sunday's Super Bowl, was at odds with Oxfam's policies regarding business deals with companies that do business with Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
"Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years," a spokesperson for the actress said. "She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam."
Johansson has recently been in ads for SodaStream, a company that makes at-home soda machines. The company has a factory in Ma'aleh Adumim, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. more >>
A committee within the Presbyterian Church (USA) has recommended that the mainline protestant denomination divest from three companies that do business with Israel.
The Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) recently submitted a report calling for divestment from Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, and Motorola Solutions.