Marlowe's Shade

Monday, June 27, 2005

Israel Divestment: Mainline Churches At It Again

Let's face it, the liberal mainline churches haven't been spending much time in the Word of God. Had they read, say Genesis 12:2-3 or Deuteronomy 7:7-9, they'd have know that doing anything to harm the State of Israel is a bad idea.

But until they see the error of their ways (if ever), there is something you can do about this grossly unfair policy:

On July 1, 2005, the United Church of Christ (UCC), founded in 1957 as the union of several Christian traditions, convenes its General Synod, in Atlanta, Georgia. On the agenda are resolutions calling for the dismantling of Israel’s security barrier, and divestment from companies doing business with Israel.

This comes at a time when Israel is removing all Jewish settlements from Gaza, when she has released 900-plus Palestinians held for abetting terrorism, and as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meet face-to-face in pursuit of an equitable peace.

The Wiesenthal Center has directly urged the head of the UCC to defeat these unfair and dangerous initiatives. We have also asked United States Congressmen who are members of the UCC to raise their voices against these resolutions. And, finally, we have asked that we be allowed to address the conclave directly to ensure that the voice of the victims of Palestinian terrorism are heard. To date, the Church has been silent to our pleas.

Get thee hence to the Simon Weisenthal site and let the UCC know what you think of this initiative.

Let the people of Israel, the only democracy and true ally we have in the Middle East, know you support them. And God will bless you for it.
papijoe 1:12 PM