Iran & David Duke Salute Presbyterian Church USA

Ryan Mauro is a fellow with the Clarionproject.org, the founder of WorldThreats.com and a frequent national security analyst for Fox News Channel. He can be contacted at ryanmauro1986@gmail.com.


PCUSAlogoIf the Iranian state media and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke salute your church’s work, your church is doing something wrong. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a new pamphlet that makes the case against Zionism and therefore, the premise behind Israel’s existence.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has formidable influence. Its website says it has over 2 million members and 10,000 congregations in the United States. The church’s Israel-Palestine Mission network published the pamphlet, titled Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. It says: 

“It examines the role of Jewish and Christian forms of Zionism in providing theological and ideological ‘cover’ for the takeover of Palestinian land, and the domination and dispossession of the Palestinian people during the past one and a quarter centuries.”

It also criticizes its own church for having a hymn book with a section titled, “God’s Covenant with Israel.”

“Yes, the Bible tells us of God’s activity in covenanting with Israel, but it was ancient Israel, not the modern political state,” page 66 of the study guide says.

David Duke wrote on his blog that the literature is a “major breakthrough” and took credit for coining the term “Jewish Supremacism” to define Zionism.

The Iranian state Press TV gloats that it “describes Zionism as the single reason behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and “argues that most Jews reject Zionism and choose to live outside the Israeli-occupied Palestinian lands, depicting Jewish life inside the Islamic Republic of Iran as ‘alive and well.’”

Indeed, that is a direct quote from page 41 of the pamphlet. It also states that Jews in the Middle East have a “history of largely harmonious integration in their host countries” but Israel is to blame for their current persecution.

“Sadly, this model of coexistence was destabilized by the regional penetration of Zionism beginning in the late 19th century,” the pamphlet teaches.

The study guide is also a call to action. Page 58 endorses another publication, Kairos Palestine and its preaching that Christians are obligated to stand up to Israel. It reads:

“It is a call to use all nonviolent means available to stop the injustice and oppression perpetrated under the mantle of Zionism by the government of Israel against the Palestinian people. It is a call to do everything we can to end Israel’s occupation of Palestine and implement the requirement of international law so that the God-given human dignity can be restored to the Palestinian people, and justice will be done.”

An example of the activism the Church encourages is divestment from Israel. On February 9, its Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment recommended divestment from Hewlett-Packard, Caterpillar and Motorola Solutions for their business with the Israeli military. Last year, its General Assembly 

Thankfully, Presbyterian Church (USA) does not represent all Presbyterians. Some are offended by the biased document. For example, the president of Auburn Theological Seminary, Rev. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, said the pamphlet “purports to be about love but it actually expresses demonization, distortion and imbalance.”

The Church is reacting to the controversy with carefully-worded deception.

A February 13 statement describes the Israel-Palestine Mission Network as an “independent group,” even though the Church admits it created it in 2004. It also clarifies, “The IPMN booklet was neither paid for nor published by the Presbyterian Church (USA).”

The Israel-Palestine Mission Network technically funded and printed the document, but it is still a branch of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Church is hoping that we confuse its division of labor for independence. If you go to the Israel-Palestine Mission Network website, the header explicitly states that it is “of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.”

Ethan Felson, Vice President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, debunks the Church’s excuse by noting that the Israel-Palestine Mission Network isn’t even registered separately and its donations go through the Church.

“They charter IPMN, they speak to IPMN, they speak at the IPMN annual conference, they recommend people get involved in IPMN, they take contributions to IPMN and when they’re challenged, then they say it does not speak for the church,” Felson said.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) apparently believes slandering Israel is necessary for productive Christian-Muslim relations. A look at its interfaith allies shows where this perspective is emanating from.

It came to the defense of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and Huma Abedin when five members of Congress brought attention to their records and Islamist links. The Church is also a member of the ISNA-allied Shoulder-to-Shoulder interfaith coalition.

Last year, when the Presbyterian Church (USA) began updating its study on Christian-Muslim relations, it had Islamist advisors. The Presbyterian Mission Agency, an agency of the Church, has “interfaith links of interest” on its website that includes ISNA, MPAC, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and  Islamic Circle of North America.

The Church also published a book warning Christians about the “rise of Islamophobia,” reinforcing the narrative of the Islamists who use the term to slander their opponents. The book also gave favorable coverage to the radical Imam Zaid Shakir and the school he founded, Zaytuna College. 

2 Thessalonians 3:6 tells Christians to “keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.” The Presbyterian Church (USA) needs to think of that scripture as it reads about its Islamist allies and the glee of Iran and David Duke.

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  • truebearing

    I’m sure that an investigation of the leadership of Presbyterian Church will find that leftists have infiltrated. They have been leaning Left for awhile now. It would be no surprise to see a split if they keep this up.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Schism.

    • Tradecraft46

      From personal experience, I believe so. Sad really, but what can you expect from chapel-rats playing on our emotions?

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    • Matthew

      They have .truebearing . But don’t jump to conclusions. The PCUSA is anything but a church . Sometimes I wonder how they even got the name from because it is NOT affiliated with the Presbyterian Church America in any way. M

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    The Presbyterian Church is known by its friends.

    Hello Fascist Iran and David KKK Puke.

  • Bamaguje

    “Yes, the Bible tells us of God’s activity in covenanting with Israel, but it was ancient Israel, not the modern political state” – Presbyterian Church.

    Really?? Where does the Bible say that?
    Whatever happened to the biblical quote – “I am the Lord, and I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). In other words the biblical God’s covenant with Israel is permanent.

    Are you sure these Presbyterian dhimmis are Christians, because they appear to be reading their Bible upside down.

    “A February 13 statement describes the Israel-Palestine Mission Network as an “independent group” – Presbyterian church.

    A disingenuous attempt at plausible deniability.

    • Aurelius

      Rest assured that the leadership does NOT necessarily reflect the views of the rank-and-file congregations. This is true not just for Presbyterians but Baptists and others with their support for illegal immigration into the US.

      While it is important to report stories like this, it would be a massive mistake to apply it to all Christians.

      • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

        Quite frankly this is a very weak argument.

        All those rank-and-file christians in the churches are responsible for not raising their voice against their “leaders” or, even better, throw them out of office.

        • john spielman

          actually the Presbyterian Church is rapidly losing its members along with all other liberal denominations like ELCA Lutheran church,Anglican(Episcopal), while more conservative groups are growing.

  • Melissa

    The best test for what anyone claiming to be a Christian says or does is to crack open the New Testament yourself and read it. Are their words or actions supported by what the Bible actually says, taken directly from the New Testament? This is the blue print for all Christians.

    The reason there are so many different sects of Christianity is because of interpretation of scripture. Some have gone so far as to add things that are not even in the New Testament and then set these things as Church doctrine. This is also why we sometimes see far out crazies proclaiming to be Christians when they really aren’t.

    The true test: show me from scripture taken directly from the New Testament how your words or actions are supported. If they cannot do that without applying scriptual gymnastics to the point of making the Bible say something it doesn’t, then their credibility as a Christian is questionable.

    • Dyer’s Eve

      ‘Some have gone so far as to add things that are not even in the New Testament and then set these things as Church doctrine’
      True. It is called Roman Catholiicism. Read Rev. Ch.17. It’s all there.

      • Ziggy Stardust

        The subject of this article is the Presbyterian Church USA. Do you have a critique of them or is do blame the Catholic Church for everything?

        • John P.

          There’s a lot of blame to spread around.

      • Major Solutioil.com

        The New Testament was written by the Catholic Church (those who believe and practice sound doctrine-not Vatican 2-ism) to help Catholics get to heaven. It doesn’t apply to anyone else no matter how much they want it to or how many “versions” are created or the plethora of made up Jesus’s that go along with them. Do you suppose there was some cosmic time out from the time Jesus died and rose from the dead until (name your sect here out of the 25000+ sects) was invented (and yes that includes the masonic-Jew-heretical, very protest-ant, apostate vatican-2)?

        • republicc

          I am Jewish, so please correct me if I am wrong. My understanding was that the Roman Catholic church, as such, did not exist for the first few hundred years of Christianity. That the different Gospels were written prior and that it was only during the reign of Constantine in AD 325, that the first First Council of Nicaea established which Gospels were to be included in the New Testament Canon. Also, weren’t most of the Gospels written by Jewish Christians?

          • imafundie

            Amen republicc. Romanists are rabid anti-Semitic cultists who teach they are the new Israel via a heresy called replacement theology. Sadly, many scurrilous liberal denominations (like the sodomite coddling Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists, American Baptists, etc, etc) have adopted this scam which generally makes them hostile to the patriotic movement known as Zionism! I pity them when they face Almighty God: Zechariah 2:8-9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. (9) For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

    • Bamaguje

      Old testament is not part of Christianity?
      Remember your messiah Jesus owes his legitimacy to Old testament prophecies.

    • Matthew

      The new testament has undergone some of the most wretched and fanatical kinds of changes centered on secular humanism. And presented by perverted lunatics whose sole purpose is to divert attention away form true religion and place it among the their multi forms of Anti Religious Sects. .
      But God is not Stupid . He Omnipotent, Omniscience, Omnipresent and Immutable.
      And anyone who has ever experienced the saving grace of Jesus Christ is unquestionably a true Christian. M

  • JVictor

    Mainline Protestantism is so caught up with the social gospel that it have rejected the simple words found in the Scriptures. Replacement theology is replete in those organizations and it is sickening. I refer you to what the greatest disciple of Gamaliel had to say about Israel and people of the way in Romans 9-11 and to this link http://jerusalemwatchman.org/#/2014/01/israel-dividing-or-defining-the-church/ for a fascinating discussion on replacement theology vs restoration theology.

    As for me, Genesis 12:1-3 makes a pretty clear statement.

    • Jeannie E. Hess

      it certainly does, as does Romans 9-11.

      • Softly Bob

        Yes Romans 9-11 makes a very clear statement about all Israel being saved. This is the nation of Israel today.

  • The Facts

    This article is hypocritical because it decries the endorsement of David Duke but it is written with contribution from a Chuck Colson CIA front organization that violates the separation of church and state. It is also inaccurate because David Duke is a very bland racist who endorses a lot of boring things. Did you know that Humberto Fontova lives 15 minutes from David Duke in the same kind of house with the same kind of lifestyle?

    • Omar

      Leave Humberto Fontova out of this, you annoying loon. You are annoyed because Mr. Fontova is a respected pundit who tells the truth about your beloved Communist Cuba, the only totalitarian dictatorship in the. Western Hemisphere. Fact-check.

      • The Facts

        You mean a crank who sometimes features on Bill Maher?

  • Painted Horse

    I clicked on the website link for the Presbyterian Church USA and it says the page cannot be found. Must have received some feedback I’m guessing.

  • Terry

    I wouldn’t call these “Christians,” Ryan. You should have prefaced your story by saying, “those claiming to be Christians.” Instead, you say, “Christian anti-Semites,” very matter of factly.

  • A Z

    I would have been happy to never have heard about David Duke again.

    But he is still here, still causing trouble, we must face the truth.

  • Chubby Freen

    So, are we to assume that the author of this pamphlet has singed over his family home to an Native American family?

  • StanleyT

    In supporting Muslim countries against Israel, the Presbyterian Church is actually supporting the eradication of Christianity in the Middle East.

  • Laurence C

    The Jews as Israel ended at the crucifixion. The Israel of God is now the Christians of the world as shown in Galatians 6:14-16

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      So, God’s promises to the Jewish people no longer have any validity? Have you ever heard of the term “supercessionism”?

      • headlesssoldier

        re read your bible please. The people who call themselves Jews these days are revisionist historians. there were no Jews until the 18th century

        • StanleyT

          You seem to believe that repeating the same lie will somehow turn it to truth. But all you are doing is proving that your name is supremely well chosen. You are, indeed, headless.

        • Softly Bob

          You’ve definitely been reading some anti-Semitic rubbish. Even a cursory glance at both Medieval and Modern history will show that your theory is not even vaguely true.

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          That would be news to Shakespeare, Chaucer, Ferdinand & Isabella (y”sh), the crusaders (y”sh), Edward Longshanks (y”sh), the authors of the Child ballads, and numerous others who lived well before the 18th Century.

    • Jeannie E. Hess

      Your comment represents theological antiSemitism at its finest. Maybe you need to reread Genesis and Romans again…

      • headlesssoldier

        Jeannie. The people who call themselves Jews didnt appear until the 18th century. The covenant has nothing to do with people who call themselves Jews in this day. Please re-read the bible.

        • StanleyT

          Please STOP reading nonsense about the Jews of today. The Jews of today – whether by birth or conversion – practice Judaism as has been handed down through the generations, going back more than 4,000 years. You are an ignorant bigoted fool.

        • Softly Bob

          Yes it has. You’re a fool for saying otherwise. I’ve read the Bible and it is quite clear,that there are many holes in replacement theology – the biggest and most dangerous hole being that replacement theologists are effectively calling God a liar!

        • ahad_ha_amoratsim

          And yet the Arabic word for Jew is Yahud – the same root as Judea — and is found in the Koran, centuries earlier. Your history is as bogus as your theology.

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          Prove it. Provide links. If you don’t, what little credibility you have is lost …

    • Softly Bob

      No it isn’t. You haven’t read scripture at all. Check out the unfulfilled prophecy of Zechariah 8:23 or maybe you should read the fulfilled prophecy of Ezekiel 36 and 37 to know that Jews are now back in their homeland. Replacement theology was a heresy of the Catholic Church. Israel has never meant anything other than Israel and never means nor never will mean anything other than the Jews and their land.

  • ssmith

    No surprise. The same denomination, together with baptist, even Evangelicals and others participate in the heresy of “Chrislam”! As long as they are not Catholics, they are warmly welcomed ! Well RCC believes as they do that Jesus is the Son of God so rejected outright as the AC !
    The anti-Zionist attitude is a fairly new phenomenen, although, probably bubbled under the surface for some time.

    • UCSPanther

      An interesting paradox/hypocrisy, since Duke belongs to a camp of anti-Semitism that has regularly vilified the Soviet Union as a bastion of Jews, blames Jews for Communism and all the while ignoring that the USSR was extremely hostile towards Israel, especially after the Six Day War and even mistreated its Jewish subjects from the time of “Uncle Joe” onwards…

      • ssmith

        According to Gen.Ion Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet ever to defect to the USA, the Soviets infiltrated the West with lies and disinformation. It was their best way of attacking the West from the inside .
        400 spies infiltrated the ME distributing copies of ” Mein Kampf” and ” the protocols of the elder of Zyon” to rekindle Muslim’s hatred of the West and Israel. The Soviets also hated the Pope so spread lies he betrayed Jews but too many attest to being hid by the church.
        Also see : agenda : grinding America down, maybe still free on Vimeo.
        Ion Pacepa is now 80 and a invaluable source of information about the former and present Russia and USSR. His book ” Disinformation” is recommended.

      • Omar

        And on top of that, there is evidence that the Soviet Union had helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust during World War II. Watch the Soviet Story documentary to find out the truth about Soviet anti-Semitism: http://www.sovietstory.com/.

    • uleaveuswithnoalternative

      Please read “The Vatican Against Israel: J’accuse” by Giulio Meotti.
      The Vatican has a long history of violent anti-Semitism and aligns itself with Islam, especially the so called “Palestinian” people. Much like the Vatican’s refusal to publicly condemn the Nazi’s and their atrocities, the Vatican refuses to condemn Islam for its slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East and North Africa?
      Pro-Islamic articles have been written in numerous Catholic magazines/new papers like this “gem”, “What Catholics Can Learn From Ramadan.”
      Yasser Arafat met with Pope John Paul 2nd a total of 11 times and the Pope called Arafat “his brother.”
      The Vatican continues to house the Golden Menorah stolen from the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem that was destroyed in 70 A.D. Rabbis in Israel have asked that it be returned to the Jewish people but no response from the “Vicar of Christ.”

      • ssmith

        I did not intend to unleash anti-Catholic sentiment, so my apologies. Neither do I wish to whitewash RCC sins or those of the anti-semitic luther either for that matter.
        As i am neither RC or ” Protestant” but non-denominational in the tradition of the first Christians, I do not have the zeal for the centuries-old RCC v. Prot bashing. I was merely making a salient point. I would myself happily worship with RC’sand Protestants of all denomination should the opportunity arise.
        However, never would I even consider worshipping with members of the pagan moon god cult.the AC religion prophesied by Daniel and the NT
        Whose very ” holy” books advocate anti-semitism and anti-Christianity and the reason Hitler loved them so. They also don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God nor that he was crucified and rose again.

  • Jeannie E. Hess

    Can the PCUSA and David Duke spell “Taqiya” and “kitman”? Do they even have a clue as to what they mean?

  • UCSPanther

    If a cause hates Jews, David Duke will endorse it. No exceptions.

  • uptownsteve

    Yeah, that political “convenience” is when the GOP lurched to the right. Thus Duke felt at home in the Republican Party from the 90s forward.

    • Demetrius Minneapolis

      He didn’t care one iota what the Republican ideology was at the time, he did it because of the LA demographics. Do some homework Steve.

      • uptownsteve

        What planet do you live on? From the 70s forward the GOP became the refuge of ex segregationists, John Birchers, xenophobes and old fashioned racists. Why do you think the Democratic party is racially diverse and the GOP is damn near all white?

        • Gislef

          Ex-segregationists from which party?

          • uptownsteve

            The Southern Segs were always rightwingers. They found a home in the modern GOP.

          • republicc

            Oh, like Robert Byrd, the
            Democratic Senator from Virginia. During his time in the Senate he served as secretary of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senate
            Majority Whip, Senate
            Majority Leader, Senate
            Minority Leader, President
            pro tempore and pro
            tempore emeritus. Oh, and he was
            a member of the KKK.

          • uptownsteve

            Don’t try this weak stuff with me. Byrd left the KKK during the 1940s and was one of the first Senators to come out in support of Barack Obama’s POTUS candidacy. Trent Lott was a member of the cleaned up version of the White Citizens Council as late as 1998. When he was Senate Majority Leader.

          • republicc

            I am sorry, I was wrong. Describing Byrd as a member of the KKK would be unfair to him. He was much more than that. He was a recruiter (recruiting over 150 people to the KKK) and eventually became Exalted Cyclops of the local Klan unit. He only announced in 1952, when running for congress, that he stopped being a Klan member after one year in the Klan (a baldfaced lie). Oh, he also refused to join the armed forces during world war ll. How did he put it, oh yeah, ” I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” He also filibustered against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
            But as you said, that was a long time ago. So why bring up the 70′s.

          • Berceuse

            Well done!

          • kikorikid

            “Southern Segregationaist were ALWAYS
            rightwingers.”
            This statement is not true and you are
            delusional. It is revisionist crap!

          • Omar

            Uh, no they weren’t. The Southern segregationists who lost their battle against civil rights reform in the 1960s formed their own party, the American Independence Party, which doesn’t exist anymore. Today, neither Democrats nor Republicans welcome such ideology. In fact, nobody in the South or anywhere else in the country welcomes racists nor bigots in their ranks anymore. Fact-check.

        • Omar

          Bulls**t. Most of the racists and bigots from the South switched from Democrats to form their own party, the American Independence Party (AIP), after losing their battle against civil rights during the 1960s. The AIP doesn’t even exist anymore, you ignoramus. Meanwhile, your beloved New Left movement took over the Democratic Party at the national level around the same time, destroyed its classical liberalism, and steered it much more to the Left. The GOP’s platform has remained the same for 160 years, while the Democrats’ platform has changed quite a few times during its ongoing 186 year run. Fact-check.

          • uptownsteve

            Oh, you mean former Democrats like Strom Thurmond, Trent Lott, Richard Shelby and Ronald Reagan?

          • Omar

            Most of the men you mentioned were never members of the AIP, you loon. Meanwhile, while your beloved Jimmy Carter was governor of Georgia during the 1970s, he had praised his racist lieutenant governor, Lester Maddox, as “the essence of the Democratic Party.” What do you have to say about that? Also, quit smearing Reagan. You have been watching too much “The Butler”, which didn’t even tell the story of the real White House butler properly (For starters, the film used a fictional person, Cecil Gaines, as the main character, rather than have someone play as the real-life butler Eugene Allen). You are a race-obsessed loon who supports the NOI and the NBPP. Fact-check.

    • UCSPanther

      And Duke had to leave when people figured out what he was all about. Note that Duke’s election to Louisiana’s House of Representatives was a one-shot deal…
      Duke is a con artist who mostly preyed on his fellow KKK members and eventually got busted for mail fraud.
      The reason he had to find work in Ukraine, was due to the fact that he has no useful skills beyond race hustling, he has burned off all his credibility in the US and no other country wants him around.

    • Gislef

      Which is odd, then, since the vast majority of the Republican party have rejected Duke ever since.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYRtmMxB5yw CrossWinds

    Show me a backslidden denomination, and I will show you increasing anti-Semitism as well…….

    Revelation 2:5……
    5 Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches.

  • UCSPanther

    I hear many of his former fellow KKK members hate his guts, and that’s saying something.

    • uptownsteve

      Where’d you hear that? The last crossburning you attended?

      • UCSPanther

        Your very own Southern Poverty Law Center has a lot of dirt on Dukey…

      • Drakken

        Must have been that black panther/noi meeting you last attended buckwheat.

        • UCSPanther

          Don’t forget the Nation of Yahweh and the Nuwabian Movement either…

  • https://CrossChek.net/ Donald Edwards

    The Zionism Unsettled pamphlet doesn’t look like a “pamphlet” to me. This is a 74 page anti-Semitic propaganda piece–period. This is what happens when you veer away from biblical truth. I am Presbyterian PCA (The Presbyterian Church in America).
    Unlike many reformed congregations, such as USA and ARP, we have not displaced Israel, with the Church. The promises God made to Israel are unconditional and thus unbreakable. To enable that theology you must ride roughshod over the Abrahamic Covenant–a foundational pillar of all scripture.
    When you do, do that this is the result; liberal, heretical doctrine that has no link to the Word of God.

    • headlesssoldier

      donald, the Covenant with Abraham has nothing to do with the people who call themselves Jews these days. Please re-read the bible and take notes.

      • StanleyT

        You are clearly not a Jew. And as a Jew, I take huge exception to your phrase “the people who call themselves Jews these days”. Most of us can trace our ancestry back to biblical times and the fact that you suggest otherwise is sickening.

        • hp b

          Replace the word ‘ancestry’ with the word psychosis and Bingo!

          • republicc

            Is this what you call logic?

        • Guest

          StanleyT,
          Hardly a day goes by in Israhell that the paper doesn’t report the Zionists spitting on some poor Christian priest who is walking in the street. And I suppose you haven’t seen the YouTube video of the half drunk Zionist punk screaming at the Christian man, “we killed Christ and we will kill you too. And we are proud of it. This is my land. God gave it to me. Get out !” Arab and Christian citizens in Israhell have to put up with that crap on a daily basis, as the IDF soldiers stand by and watch.

          • republicc

            Hardly a day goes by? What paper are you talking about? The leftist Sturmfhurer Daily?

          • kumbaya

            Please, provide us with these links. Why, all the time, friends of mine return from church trips to Israel replete with horror stories of how awfully they were treated by those filthy Jews in Israel. Why, they say they’d be treated much better if they were Jewish and visiting Iran or Saudi Arabia. Yessiree Bob!

          • republicc

            Why does your religion (Islam) consider lying a perfectly valid form of warfare?

      • republicc

        I am Jewish. My father’s side of the family is derived from Absalom. National Geographic does an anonymous DNA test, which I took. It showed my family leaving Israel two thousand years ago. But I am sure you wouldn’t be interested.

      • Bklyn Farmer

        Since I can’t give you a thumbs down, let me just call you an a$$h0le

    • hp b

      Because everyone knows white people from Russia, Poland and Brooklyn have always lived in Palestine. Honest!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Because everyone knows that regressive progressive white people from Europe and black people from Africa originated and have always lived in North America.

        /sarc

      • kumbaya

        Because everyone knows that Muslim nations in the Middle East are bastions of democracy, freedom of religious worship, respect for women’s rights and cutting edge technological research in medicine, computer science and agriculture. Honest!

    • imafundie

      Well stated Donald Edwards. May I add they likewise abrogate the Davidic Covenant (2 Sam 7:16) which promises and anticipates the Revelation of King Jesus to inaugurate His 1000 year Kingdom reign in Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Ziggy Stardust

    This artilce is misnamed. The real religion of the leadership of the Presbyterian Church USA is not Christianity, it is Leftism.

  • republicc

    One of the biggest misconception around is that the NAZIS (in German – Nationalist Socialist Workers Party) was a far right party. In actuality it was a far left party. It was only leftist propaganda after the war that turned heads into tails. Sort of the way the left changes global warming into climate change, when events prove them wrong and they are caught red handed falsifying the data. Fascism and the David Duke’s of this world are part of the anti-capitalist, pro-dictatorship movement.

    • Softly Bob

      Spot on. The press at the time always referred to Hitler as ‘far Left’. It was only Communist-sympathizers who redefined the Nazis as far right.
      But that’s what Leftists do, they change the meanings of words and terms in order to push forward their political agenda. Leftist politics has always been about distorting the truth because they are incapable or justifying their arguments with facts. It’s even the reason today why they call themselves Liberals and Progressives when they are anything but.

    • uptownsteve

      Absolute Nonsense. There was nothing liberal or leftist about the Nazis. They were violently racist, militarist, anti-socialist, and targeted leftists for extermination.

      • republicc

        Your ignorance is palpable. “They were violently racist” – yup, that describes a leftist in full detail. “militarist” – you mean like the Soviet Union. “anti-socialist” – nope, they even called themselves socialist. Hitler was violently against capitalism. Don’t you even know what fascism is all about. “targeted leftists for extermination” – that’s what leftists do, they throw each other under the bus in order to get to the top. Same thing Hitler did to Stalin after Poland. Same thing Hitler did to all his homosexual friends in the S.S. Same thing Obama does to everybody he is aligned with.

      • YankInSlough

        Uptown, you are wrong. Read Goebbel’s Diaries and Mein Kampf, to start with. The National Socialists were anti-bourgeois leftists with a different strategy than the International Socialists (Bolsheviks). They used nationalism to build socialism, and they used Jews instead of kulaks and the bourgeoisie as their scapegoats. They succeeded in bringing the trade unions, media, academia, and big business under totalitarian control, just as the International Socialists did. They just didn’t kill the bourgeoisie.

        There were also National Socialist parties in other European countries at the time. The Czech National Socialist party allied itself with the Communists and participated in the government after the coup in 1948. They were then purged with Slansky in 1952.

  • mack72

    I heard about this over the weekend while watching Israeli news. As this is the denomination I grew up in and still have family involved it, this news truly upset me. Thank you for bringing it to the attention in the U.S.

  • James Foard

    Someone needs to run a lab test on the water in the drinking fountains at those Presbyterian seminaries. Some kind of fungus that attacks the frontal lobe of the brain, maybe, can’t really say.

  • hp b

    Interfaith dialogue invariably ends up the same way, every time.
    The Jews lecturing everyone else.
    What a revelation!

  • YankInSlough

    I left the Presbyterians over this kind of stuff. Unfortunately the central bureaucracy of PCUSA got taken over by hard leftists long ago.

  • Matthew

    The Presbyterian Church USA has always been controversial . A hate group that aims at the Jewish state and at the same time endorses Radical Islamist terrorist .I don’t know how they ever gained the name ‘Church’ because it is anything but a church. More like a Synagogue of Satan.
    I belong to the Presbyterian Church America. We stay out of politics and denounce anything having to do with radicalism in any form.
    Our entire confession of faith is built around the Protestant Reformation. And only adhere to the teachings found in the Holy Bible. M

  • ratonis

    I’ve talked with a number of “ecumenical” pastors and they have no idea who Jesus Christ was or is. They are embarrassed by the question. They are pathetic.

  • imafundie

    WARNING ABOUT CURSING OR TOUCHING GOD’S CHOSEN, ISRAEL: Genesis 12:2-3 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: (3) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

    Zechariah 2:8-9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. (9) For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.

  • Claudia Gibson

    David a Duke has been a fly in the ointment all his life. The only thing that will come of him is that one day he will die. Like Madelyn Murray OHair. Some people are just born to be harmful. A shame we all pay foe one way or another.

  • Rebecca

    The PCUSA was infiltrated by Unitarians and then Marxists long ago. They don’t preach Christianity or even support it. They preach that the Bible is only good for encouraging humanitarianism (Marxism). Collecting paychecks and money donated to the church by actual Christians over the years to undermine Christianity has to be a Marxist’s dream job.

  • Leonard Goff

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”. This is totally expected from the general tone (and many explicit statements) of the NT.

  • BRUCERUBIN

    The Presbyterian Church was a big part of producing the large membership of the KKK during the 20′s.