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November 22, 2005

Jewish Anti-Defamation League: "Evangelical Christians Are Bad"

Topics: Faith

I missed this a few days ago, but wanted to point to it since it's about the ADL going off the reservation again.

Warning that the Evangelical right has made alarming gains in social and political influence, the leading Jewish church-state watchdog, the Anti-Defamation League (you remember them, their the ones that predicted the sky would fall if Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ" was allowed to show) is calling for a tougher and more unified Jewish response.

But Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, has been off base before, and the ADL has been attacking Christianity now for over ten years. It began with an embarrassing book the ADL published in 1994--The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance & Pluralism in America. It has never let up.

More recently, speaking to the group's national leadership last week, Foxman signaled a sharp shift in ADL policy by directly attacking several prominent religious right groups and challenging their motives, which he said include nothing less than "Christianizing America."

Robert at Lost Budgie asks if there is something that we are missing here?

Last time I looked, Evangelical Christians were the biggest supporters of Jews and Israel outside of, well, the Jews. We may disagree over whether Jesus was Messiah or not, and we Christians may want to tell the world about the Gospel, but I just can't see how that threatens the Jews. As we dangerous Evangelicals tend to say: "My boss is a Jewish Carpenter."
Read the rest...

Related: Here's an interesting take on the ADL by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, an Orthodox Rabbi in Seattle.

Posted by Richard at November 22, 2005 12:58 AM

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