Blogger: Presbyterians Still Mired in Anti-Israel and Anti-Jewish Bias

Blogger Will Spotts provides a lengthy account of the GA of PCUSA concluding with the following disappointing summary:
The bottom line is that while the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) made certain very positive moves toward a more balanced and responsible approach toward Middle East peacemaking, it also undercut many of these moves with other resolutions. The movement toward balance is very real and ought to be applauded.

However, if the PC (USA) is hoping to address its problems with systemic anti-Israel bias, toleration of anti-Judaic themes, and sometimes blatant anti-Jewish polemic, it will need to move considerably farther than it has done in this assembly. It has left in place many of the items that were marred by such bias and themes, and it has actually affirmed many of the organizations, offices of the church, committees, and employees who have indulged and encouraged such biases.

1 comment:

John D. Enright said...

These people should be right up your alley. They say contradictory things about Israel and the Jews. They don't want to be seen as anti-Jewish, but they don't want to be seen as pro-Jewish either. Can't be both unless they're strictly neutral, which they're not in view of a host of anti-Israel proclamations issued by their authorities. Go figure.