Yesterday, I wrote about some of the weirdos who have spoken at Sarah Palin’s church over the years. I wondered then whether she actually heard any of those sermons, since the right thought it was a legitimate question vis-a-vis Obama/Jeremiah Wright.
Now we know. Linking to Politico, John Aravosis at AMERICAblog has additional information and it ain’t pretty. Palin was reportedly there as David Brickner, a Jew for Jesus,
described terrorist attacks on Israelis as God’s “judgment of unbelief” of Jews who haven’t embraced Christianity.
John notes that McCain was glad to pile on and tie Barack Obama to Jeremiah Wright.
And as a Jew and a supporter of Israel, I would add this:
Jews for Jesus believe that Jews-not-for-Jesus go to hell. They use unforgivable attacks against civilians to patronizingly lecture the rest of us about getting “saved.” I couldn’t care less what they believe, but these cultists see terrorist attacks against Jews as confirmation of their loony views. So they exploit them.
And people who exploit the deaths of innocent people — Jews, Arabs, whoever — ought to be condemned, not honored in a place of worship, particularly by a candidate for the Vice Presidency of the United States. So why didn’t Sarah Palin get all Mavericky, show some leadership and leave in protest? My guess: because she agrees.
Andrew Sullivan points out that Jews for Jesus doesn’t just try and “save” poor schmoes like me, as the ADL reports, it “targets” us
for Conversion with Subterfuge and Deception.