[Homestead] Presbyterian and Episcopal genocidal blackmail

Tvoivozhd tvoivozd at infionline.net
Fri Sep 24 15:37:03 EDT 2004

Taking up where Hitler left off.

As I mentioned I read World Net Daily every day, along with dozens of 
others around the world and across the political spectrum. Net World 
Daily is written and patronized by a gaggle of absolutely looney 
fundamentalist bible-thumpers. But as I also mentioned, an occasional 
seed of rationality escapes their religious black hole about the Arab 
World viciousness in their genocidal attempts on Israel and on 
Christians in places like the Sudan.

The news about the Presbyterian (my earliest childhood church) is deeply 
disturbing and a blatant attempt to blackmail Israel from what it HAS TO 
DO TO DO TO SURVIVE the Palestinian and Arab World never-ending onslaught.

Now Episcopal Thuggees join Presbyterian Thuggees.

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Friday, September 24, 2004

Episcopal Church
next to shun Israel?
Anglican leaders following Presbyterians,
pushing for divestment from Jewish state
Posted: September 24, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Leaders of the Anglican Church, which in the U.S. includes the Episcopal 
Church, USA, are preparing to follow in the footsteps of the 
Presbyterian Church, USA, which incurred widespread condemnation this 
summer when it voted to side with the Palestinians and economically 
divest from the Jewish state.

Anglican Church leaders advocating the punitive move – which amounts to 
removing capital from Israel – include church officials from the United 
States, Australia and New Zealand, said Nancy Dinsmore, director of 
development for the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, in an Associated 
Press report.

The report said the recommendation to divest, made by 29 Anglican 
representatives who toured the Holy Land this week before reaching their 
decision, will be delivered at a 2005 meeting of the Anglican 
Consultative Council, to be held in Wales. It will include 
representatives from all 38 provinces of the worldwide Anglican 
Communion, which includes the Anglican Church of Canada and the Church 
of England in England, as well as the Episcopal Church, USA.

The strategy of pressuring the Jewish state by divestment – a tactic 
last used against South Africa to bring about an end to apartheid – is 
advocated by Palestinians and Arabs worldwide, Dinsmore told the wire 

While touring Israel and the West Bank areas, the Anglican leaders were 
exposed "to the draconian conditions of the continuing occupation under 
which so many Palestinians live," according to the group's website.

Jenny Te Paa of New Zealand, who led the delegation, told AP the 
Anglican Church is likely to accept the divestment proposal, since it is 
becoming increasingly sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

In July, by an overwhelming vote of its general assembly, the 3 
million-strong the Presbyterian Church, USA, voted to divest from 
Israel. <http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39504>

With the decision, approved in a 431-62 vote at the 216th annual general 
assembly of the PCUSA, the denomination became the largest organization 
or institution to join the divestment campaign against Israel. It was 
the first Christian denomination to do so.

In 2001, the combined value of the Presbyterian Church, USA's foundation 
and pension fund was estimated at $7 billion.

In a news release at the time, the PCUSA liaison to the Middle East, 
Rev. Victor Makari, was quoted as saying: "If nothing else seems to have 
changed the policy of Israel toward Palestinians, we need to send a 
clear and strong message."

The church statement noted that "divestment is one of the strategies 
that U.S. churches used in the 1970s and '80s in a successful campaign 
to end apartheid in South Africa."

As a result of the Presbyterian Church's controversial action, an online 
petition was launched in protest. 

The petition, <http://www.petitiononline.com/presby2/petition.html> 
addressed to the church's stated clerk, Rev.Clifton Kirkpatrick, asserts 
the vote is "morally wrong."

The petition says the church's resolution is "anti-Semitic because NO 
OTHER nation is being singled for divestment, not even those whose 
violations of human rights are truly egregious."

"Only the moral blindness of Jew-hatred could lead the church to compare 
Israel’s multi-racial democracy to apartheid South Africa," the petition 
says. "Only anti-Semitism could lead the church to condemn democratic 
Israel, while not voting divestment from Saudi Arabia, where women have 
virtually no rights and non-Muslims are not even permitted to enter the 
country without special permission, from Sudan, where race-based 
genocide is occurring even as we speak, from Iran, where Bahai are 
murdered for their faith, or from the many other countries where human 
rights are violated as a matter of routine." The petition concludes: "We 
condemn the Presbyterian divestment resolution as an act of hatred 
against Israel and the Jewish people and call for its immediate 

The Anglican representatives, who met this week with Palestinian leader 
Yasser Arafat, Palestinian church representatives, several Israel Arabs 
and an Israeli activist – but no Israeli government officials – are 
urging Israel to implement U.N. resolutions mandating Israeli withdrawal 
from areas it captured when it was attacked in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Related stories:

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Petition condemns church for 'hatred' of Israel 

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