Beware of Bachmann Palin and Religion in Politics

by Eileen Fleming

 

Less than 24 hours after President Obama stated:

“The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.” [1]

Presidential candidate, Tea Party congresswoman Michele Bachmann launched 150,000 robo-calls to residents in Iowa and South Carolina on May 19th accusing Obama of not standing up for Israel.

In her recent speech at the “Faith & Freedom Conference” held in D.C., Bachmann termed Obama’s call for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict based on Israel’s 1967 boundaries and mutually agreed land swaps “shocking ” and she followed up by buying ads on Jewish websites reiterating her message.

After graduating from high school, Bachmann worked on a kibbutz in Israel near to Beersheva, one of over 500 Palestinian villages and towns that Israel ethnically cleansed beginning in 1948.

In 1986, Bachmann received a J.D. degree from Oral Roberts University, a cross-denominational/non-denominational Christian university that is part of a movement of individual, historically mainstream congregations who have adopted beliefs and practices similar to Pentecostals, which includes a wide range of different theologies, such as The NAR/New Apostolic Reformation.

The NAR is a religious movement of elites and regular people guided by an entire genre of books, texts, videos and other media. Among NAR adherents, is Sarah Palin and the NAR is one of the largest movements in America that nobody knows of due to the dearth of investigative reporting on the intersection of faith and politics.

NAR videos “demonstrate the taking control of communities and nations through large networks of ‘prayer warriors’ whose spiritual warfare is used to expel and destroy the demons that cause societal ills. Once the territorial demons, witches, and generational curses are removed, the ‘born-again’ Christians in the videos take control of society…Leaders in the NAR movement refer to themselves as ‘apostles.’

“Along with her entire family, Sarah Palin was re-baptized at twelve at the Wasilla Assembly of God in Wasilla, Alaska and she attended the church from the time she was ten until 2002: over two and 1/2 decades. Sarah Palin’s extensive pattern of association with the Wasilla Assembly of God has continued nearly up to the day she was picked by Senator John McCain as a vice-presidential running mate.

“Palin has also been blessed, or ‘anointed’, by an African cleric, prominent in the Third Wave movement, who has repeatedly visited the Wasilla Assembly of God and claims to have effected positive, dramatic social change in a Kenyan town by driving out a ‘spirit of witchcraft.’

“The Wasilla Assembly of God church is deeply involved with both Third Wave activities and theology…The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others. It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world. The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and others anointed by God. The young generation will form ‘Joel’s Army’ to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God…” [2]

Jesus called politicians foxes and with Bachmann and Palin being touted as presidential material, the issue of faith in politics has never been more deadly.

As Don Hewitt advised: “Tell me a story. It’s that easy” I offer this one to my sister and brother Americans, in particular those who claim to be Christian:

Dear Christian: Resurrect This and Know That..

On March 20, 2006, I traveled from the Little Town of Bethlehem: Occupied Territory to the Mount of Beatitudes in Israel. This awe inspiring site sits above the shimmering Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, and I ended up delivering my own Sermon on that Mount! Read more…

Four Franciscan Sisters, one each from Syria, Jordan, Malta and Italy care for the shrine and the pilgrim guests at the Hospice Center where I spent two nights and a day of silent reflection after nine days on a Sabeel Reality tour through occupied Palestine.

At dinner a Catholic Pentecostal from Scotland introduced himself and asked me why I was there and what church I was from.

I responded that I have Irish Roman Catholic, Polish Jew and Ukrainian DNA and my rock is The Beatitudes.

He looked even more perplexed when I told him I had come to the Mount of Beatitudes to decompress and reflect upon my nine days in Occupied Territory. I asked him if he were aware of the work of Sabeel, the Palestinian Christian liberation theology organization founded by a 1948 refugee, which promotes a theology of liberation, based on justice, peace, non-violence and reconciliation with all people regardless of faith path or nationality.

He sternly admonished me; “God gave this land to the Jews! The Bible never mentions Palestine, and that is that! God gave this land to the Jews and that is that!”

I responded just as fervently that the Palestinian Christians are the descendants of those who first followed Jesus and they have been denied inalienable human rights by the Israeli government. I told him the Christians in the Holy Land have shrunk from 20% of the total population to less than 1.3% since 1948 and if things don’t change soon, there will be no Christians left in the land where Christ promised that it is the peacemakers who are the children of God.

He sputtered, “But the Jews have suffered! God gave this land to the Jews and that is that!”

This really got my Irish up and I retorted, “Yes they did because good people did nothing for far too long, and now the oppressed have become the oppressors. In the 21st century good people are unaware, ignoring or are in total denial of the injustices Israel gets away with in the so called Holy Land. And the Hebrew prophets, such as Micah reminded the people of what the Lord requires: To be just, to be merciful and to walk humbly with your God!”

I could NOT shut up although I knew that that Scotsman was trying to get away from me, but, I was on a tear and barely took a breath as I told him that instead of staying in Israel for his entire visit, he should go and witness life in the occupied territories; go and see the effects of The Wall on his spirit and see what it has done to the Palestinian economy. I told him he should go and tour some of the Bethlehem refugee camps and see the ruins of all the uncompensated home demolitions. I brought it on home by telling him that I also doubt that God was ever in the real estate business!

His eyes had bugged out and his mouth had dropped open while the torrent of words spewed out of me. After I finally shut up, he stammered, “But there is suffering everywhere!”

“Yes there is and Christ always stood up for the poor and the oppressed. And he told us what ever we do or do not do for the least and the outcast; we do it or not unto God.”

He shook his head and turned and walked quickly away and never again looked my way.

Nobody else spoke to me the rest of the evening or the next day. That was fine with me, for I was listening to the voice within and I kept hearing Luke 23:34:

“Father forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

But when you know and if you are of good will, you must do something and as education is the way to compassion and compassion is the way to change, so I persist to try and Wake Up the Bachmann’s and Palin’s of America many of whom have been misled into accepting the ideology of Christian Zionism as IF it were theologically sound!

What is Christian Zionism?

Christian Zionism is an extremist Christian movement, which supports the claims of those who believe that the State of Israel should take control of all of the land currently disputed between Palestinians and Israelis. It views the creation and expansion of the modern state of Israel as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy toward the second coming of Jesus.

Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental to a just peace within Palestine and Israel. The Christian Zionist program provides a worldview where the Gospel is identified with the ideology of empire, colonialism and militarism. In its extreme form, it laces an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ’s love and justice today.

What is the Christian Zionist connection with the Holy Land?

Believing that God fights on the side of Israel, Christian Zionists call for the unqualified support for the most extreme political positions. They do not have eyes to see or ears to hear their sisters and brothers in Christ, or cousins in the family of Father Abraham who are caught in the crossfire of the military minded.

Christian Zionist spokes persons have also attributed Hurricane Katrina to God’s wrath over America’s failure to stop Israel from “disengaging” from Gaza in 2005, although Israel has never ceased their total control over air, land and sea borders!

They also consistently oppose any moves towards a solution to the conflict, which would validate the political aspirations of both Palestinians and Israelis.

Who Supports Christian Zionism?

Christian Zionism has significant support within American Protestant fundamentalists, and number between 10 and 20 million. Its reach is broad, by virtue of its favorite themes related to the “End Times” and an Israel-fixated Christian media.

Christian Zionism is both a political movement and a way of mis-interpreting current events. Its focus on Israel and the Middle East is an ideology and a movement. Its promoters share many beliefs but are not organized through any one institution.

Throughout history Christians have at times twisted scripture to justify violence: for the Crusades, for Antisemitism, and for slavery.

Too often the Church has been slow to respond to these biblical distortions and with disastrous results.

Today Christian Zionists – particularly those with dispensationalist leanings – are well organized and although their motives are couched in terms of compassion toward the Jewish people they base their theology on literal readings of scripture.

The political agenda of territorial expansion advocated by Christian Zionists has given rise to the brutal injustices against Palestinians, which fuels the fires of militancy in the Middle East.

While Jewish Zionism began with the hope that all Jewish people would have a safe and peaceful dwelling place, these corruptors of the gospel Christ preached, adhere to a 200 year old convoluted interpretation of disparate scriptures that they have chosen to weave together to support their fear based judgmental narrow minded doctrine.

This heretical theology of Premellenial Dispensation worships a god of Armageddon and not the God of love, forgiveness and compassion that Jesus/The Prince of Peace modeled even while being nailed to a cross.

The “Left Behind” series of fiction is the epitome of what millennium of theologians have always understood to be what the term anti-Christ is truly about

The term “Antichrist” only appears five times in the Bible, but a cult not based on sound theology has created an urban legend that seeks Armageddon.

The term “Antichrist” never appears in John’s Revelation or Daniel, two disparate works of literature written three centuries apart and under very different circumstances, yet the Left Behinder’s weave them together.

The small texts that mention the “Antichrist” were written to attack the Gnostic understanding of whom Christ was. A Gnostic relies on intuition and not on dogma and doctrine. Gnostic’s were most certainly free spirits and most all of the writings we have about Gnostics, have been the attacks upon them. That all changed when the Nag Hamadi Library was translated and published, for what had been deemed heretical by those in power in the fourth century can now be read in most every language. Read more…

The theology promoted in the Left Behind fiction is a theology based on fear and punishment.

These misinformed Christians worship a punitive father as God. They do not have eyes to see that nature is God’s primary temple, and war the greatest abomination.

The theology of the fictional “Left Behind” series is the epitome of the spirit of the anti-Christ: which is the evil within ones own heart that leads one to fear “the other” and compels them to violence.

According to Christ, to be his follower, one must do what the Father requires. The Hebrew prophet Micah summed it up best: “What does the Lord require? He has already told you o’man: Be Just, Be Merciful and walk humbly with your God.” -Micah 6:8:

To be just is to be fair and reasonable. To be merciful means to treat all people the way we want to be treated. To be humble is knowing oneself; the good and the evil, for both cut through every human heart.

Jesus taught that the only way to resist evil is with good and he modeled that one must always work for peaceful resolutions, even to the point of returning violence with compassion and forgiveness.

No religion owns God and no church owns Jesus, who was never a Christian, for that term was not even coined until three decades after he walked the earth.

Jesus was a social justice radical revolutionary nonviolent Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who rose up and challenged the job security of the temple priests by teaching the people no need to pay the priests for ritual baths or sacrificing livestock to be OK with God; for God already LOVES you just as you are.

Christianity and this republic were founded by rebels, revolutionaries and dissidents. Jesus called politicians foxes and I take that as a warning to US that when religion rules politics instead of guiding ethics and morality, we the people for justice, peace, equality and true democracy get screwed. 

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19 Responses to "Beware of Bachmann Palin and Religion in Politics"

  1. Matt R.  June 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Eileen,
    I suggest you read this article by Dr. Michael Horton at Westminster Theological Seminary. http://www.whitehorseinn.org/blog/2011/05/25/biblical-foreign-policy/

    You say that religion divides. Indeed that can be true, but radical secularists have destroyed many societies as well!

  2. SMAJ  June 20, 2011 at 2:33 am

    One of the biggest issues, in my opinion, is that Bachman brought up about lowering veterans disability compensation for veterans and a few of the veterans organizations jumped her case. That should be an important concern of Veterans Today also.

  3. Charlotte NC Bill  June 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Personally speaking I wouldn’t go to the Holy Land until it’s controlled by those who believe in the divinity of Christ..Or at least not controlled by the Talmudic Pharisaical Zionists! When Palestine was controlled by the Turks the Christians and Muslims ( and small amout of Jews ) got along pretty well….The women dressed with dignity and modesty ( no tight jeans and short skirts )..And there was no prostitution…Now the Khazar invaders have seduced Eastern European girls with promises of “modeling jobs” and now they keep them in brothels as sex slaves…No, I won’t go..they get enough of my $ already..

  4. Ann  June 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    TCarlson,

    The origins of WW2 are still surfacing in spite of its instigators and their spawn to keep the truth hidden. Things are not always as simple and obvious as they seem. Indeed, constant confusion, stress, and keeping us at each other’s throats is a favorite game of our sadistic leaders. Don’t take their poison bait.

    I’m glad you found Dr. Bonhoeffer but don’t be so hard on yourself.

    That war and every other was calmly and quietly planned from boardrooms with maps and graphs long before the first shot was fired. Depravity of that kind cannot be understood by normal people.

    Read Antony Sutton’s book, “Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler.”

  5. eileen fleming  June 19, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Religion has been used to Divide people.

    Spirituality Connects people to the Mystery of the Universe within oneself, all others and all of creation.

    Edward R. Murrow warned US that as TV got into entertainment and neglected shows of enlightenment this republic would be dumbed down.

    Totalitarian regimes control the masses with mindless entertainment and lives so busy keeping a roof over head and bread on the table, the people do not think and dissent and the status quo remains in power.

    We the people get the government we deserve because we have NOT seized our RIGHTS and Obligations as citizens nor have we heeded the warnings of our Founding Fathers:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to ALTER or to ABOLISH it.” -July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence.

    “Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all…and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave…a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils.”-George Washington’s Farewell Address – 1796

  6. eileen fleming  June 19, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Excellent point and what we are really up against is how religion is used by politicians to manipulate we the people who want to believe our leaders have our best interests at heart;

    But the 2-party system is no choice at all for we have too many politicians without spines and integrity who are beholden to the Corporate Media Government Military Industrial SECURITY/Surveillance Complex and their only desire is getting and keeping power- NOT serving the people who pay their salaries!

  7. Jim K.  June 18, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Religion has been subverted. You’re not going to get anywhere until you understand how Israel became a conduit for the intelligence services of the Cold War’s two superpowers.

  8. Charlotte NC Bill  June 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    The ONLY Republican worth registering as a Republican ( to vote in the primaries ) is Ron Paul..Period.

  9. Charlotte NC Bill  June 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Written here on VT recently; “since when did the Give Us Barrabas crowd suddenly become righteous in the Father’s eyes?” Exactly…”Christian” zionists aren’t Christians at all really…If God wanted this band of Khazar-convert non-semite, Talmud readers to take the Holy Land wouldn’t he perform a miracle? Part a sea? A pillar of fire to go forth before them perhaps? Certainly he wouldn’t sanction terrorism, massacres, ethnic cleansing and wholesale land theft…Not in the New Covenant era…Have these people even read what’s writtn in the Talmud concerning Christ, the Blessed Mother, Christians and goy?

  10. Earlaiman  June 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Dear Eileen:

    A Truthsayer in the Land of the Deceit is about as welcome as the Sighted in the Land of the Blind, and a ham sandwich at a Passover Supper.

    Earlaiman

  11. Tom Valentine  June 18, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Good effort Eileen, it’s not an easy topic because we are up against 3 centuries of propaganda which the early Christians warned about, over and over—brware the Judaizers. They sure as hell had more than circumcision in mind.

  12. Eileen Fleming  June 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Good point Chaplain, and you are probably aware that “Starting in 1987, Protestant denominations were lumped together simply as “Protestant”; moreover, the Pentagon began accrediting hundreds of evangelical and Pentecostal “endorsing agencies,” allowing graduates of fundamentalist Bible colleges—which often train clergy to view those from other faiths as enemies of Christ—to fill up nearly the entire allotment for Protestant chaplains. Today, more than two thirds of the military’s 2,900 active-duty chaplains are affiliated with evangelical or Pentecostal denominations.” [1]

    “For decades, the military built a sense of solidarity out of a singular purpose, the Cold War struggle between free markets and state-planned economies—the shining city on a hill versus the evil empire…meshed neatly with ideologies [that connected] nationalism and fundamentalism…Communism…the dark alternative should we fail to unite. Fundamentalism thrived…a neat, black-and-white [theology and] a foreign policy. The end of the Cold War deprived militant evangelicals of that clarity [and] the emergence of “radical Islam” [became] the object of a new Cold War.” [Ibid]

    The roots of American evangelism sprang from the original altar call for Christians to stand up against slavery. What has been passing for Christianity in our military today is the antithesis of what Jesus was all about.

    “Everyone but Christians understands that Jesus was nonviolent.”-Gandhi

    Clement, Tertillian, Polycarp and every other early Church Father taught that violence was a contradiction of what Christ was about. The first and greatest heresy in the Christian faith occurred in the third century when Augustine penned the “Just War Theory” for church and state united and “our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.”-Dorothy Day

    “Failures of Intelligence has reaped the Militarization of Christianity” @
    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1267&Itemid=219

  13. Eileen Fleming  June 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    In the silence we hear God best and it has been a long strange trip for me too.

    Jesus said he came that we would have life to the full; abundant life [John 10:10] and that takes deep thought, wrestling with The Divine and then taking action.

    The first mention of Israel in the Bible is in Genesis 32, when Jacob wrestled, struggled and then clung to the Divine being and was then renamed Israel.

    Jesus also was never a Christian; in fact the term ‘Christian’ was not even coined until the days of Paul, about 3 decades after Jesus walked the earth as a man. Jesus was a social justice, radical revolutionary Palestinian devout Jewish road warrior who rose up and challenged the job security of the Temple authorities by teaching the people they did NOT need to pay the priests for ritual baths or sacrificing livestock to be OK with God; for God already LOVED them just as they were: sinners, poor, diseased, outcasts, widows, orphans, refugees and prisoners all living under Military Occupation.

    What got Jesus crucified was disturbing the status quo of the Roman Occupying Forces, by teaching the subversive concept that God preferred the humble sinner, the poor, diseased, outcasts, widows, orphans, refugees and prisoners all living under Military Occupation above the elite and arrogant.

    The early followers and lovers of Jesus were called members of THE WAY-being THE WAY he taught one should be; Nonviolent, a Peacemaker and one who did the will of the Father. “What does God require? He has told you o’man! Be just, be merciful, and walk humbly with your Lord.” -Micah 6:8

    We are not just body and mind, we are also spirit; a trinity in one flesh that will decay and whither away. When any part of the human trinity is out of balance, so will ones life be. Life is a journey and the best trip one can embark upon, is by going within and wrestling with The Divine; and thus become Israel on the way.

    “I said, you are gods: you are all children of the Most High God.”-Psalm 82:6

    It has been said that evolution is being held up by fundamental religiosity and militant atheism is the new fundamentalism. A fundamentalist is anyone who is so rigidly attached to their point of view they have closed their minds and hearts to the Mystery of The Ultimate Mystery of the Universe/Pure Being/God for lack of a better word…

    “The Stages of the Soul and How Religiosity/Fundamentalism is holding up Evolution” @
    http://www.wearewideawake.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=825&Itemid=195

  14. Eileen Fleming  June 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Exactly! Many professing Christians do NOT know their own faith!

    “Love is not the starving of whole populations. Love is not the bombardment of open cities. Love is not killing……Our manifesto is the Sermon on the Mount, which means that we will try to be peacemakers.” -Dorothy Day

    About 2,000 years ago, when Christ was about 33, he hiked up a hill and sat down under an olive tree and began to teach the people;

    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.”

    In other words: it is those who know their own spiritual poverty, their own limitations and ‘sins’ honestly and trust God loves them in spite of themselves who already live in the Kingdom of God.

    How comforted we will all be, when we see, we haven’t got a clue, as to the depth and breadth of pure love and mercy of The Divine Mystery of The Universe.

    God’s name in ancient Aramaic is Abba which means Daddy as much as Mommy and He/She: The Lord has said, “My ways are not your ways. My thoughts are not yours.” -Isaiah 55:8

    Christ proclaimed more: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”

    The essence of meek is to be patient with ignorance, slow to anger and never hold a grudge. In other words: how comforted you will be when you also know humility; when you know yourself, the good and the bad, for both cut through every human heart.

    “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, they will be filled.”

    In other words: how comforted you will be when your greatest desire is to do what “God requires, and he has already told you what that is; BE JUST, BE MERCIFUL and walk humbly with your Lord.”-Micah 6:8

    “Blessed are the merciful, they will be shown mercy.”

    In other words: how comforted you will all be when you choose to return only kindness to your ‘enemy.’

    “For with the measure you measure against another, it will be measured back to you” Christ warns his disciples as he explains the law of karma in Luke 6:27-38.

    “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they see God.”

    In other words: how comforted you will be when you WAKE UP and see God is already within you, within every man, every woman and every child. The Supreme Being is everywhere, the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end. Beyond The Universe -and yet so small; within the heart of every atom.

    “Blessed are The Peacemakers: THEY shall be called the children of God.”

    And what a wonderful world it would be when we all seek peace by pursuing justice; for there can be none without the other.

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires, theirs is The Kingdom of Heaven.”

    And one fine day the lion will lie down with The Lamb and man will make war no more; and create the Kingdom of God on planet earth.

    PS: The only ‘sin’ is selfishness.

  15. Eileen Fleming  June 18, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I stand on the foundation the Founding Fathers built US and as I have experienced occupied Palestine and neither Michele or Sarah have, I KNOW more than both of them together on this topic and would welcome a debate with either or both any time.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all [people] are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights…that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among [people] deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to ALTER or to ABOLISH it.” -July 4, 1776, The Declaration of Independence.

  16. Chaplain Mary Murphy  June 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

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  17. tcarlson  June 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    A very thoughtful post, Eileen. I started out as a Lutheran, buying into the whole Two Kingdoms thing that allowed good Germans to be Nazis and Lutherans at the same time. Thank G-d for Dietrich Bonhoeffer who rescued the Church from that madness.

    For a while after the 30 Years War in Europe, Lutherans were proponents of the Just War doctrine. That all broke down in the 20th century with the terror bombings of civilians. It certainly was dead as a door nail by the time we started engaging in unending war against “the terrorists” in the last decade.

    I’m an agnostic now, but still read the words of Jesus and go to a Quaker meeting. There are numerous Vietnam vets there, silent about things that they don’t presume to know anything about and mostly keeping their thoughts to themselves. My Dad did the same thing after he landed in France on D-Day during WWII. He just didn’t have the words…

  18. Derek  June 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

    The fact that people (“Christian” Zionists) can be so gullible and hypocritical at the same time is astonishing to say the least. Jesus was a man of tolerance & love and the Palestinian Christians are descendants of those who first heard Jesus preach the Good News.

  19. Texas Vet  June 18, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Sorry Eileen, that you can’t deal with people with a foundation of principles. You may disagree and not vote for them, but at least acknowledge the leaders of our country MUST have basic principles so we can trust what their decision processes will be under duress.

    Keep writing, T.V.

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