Happy Yom Kippur
Put down the horn and pick up the pig feet. Unless you
want to be left behind and go to hell, Jew.
Jews condemn Southern Baptist effort
Anti-Defamation League: Use of converted Jews is offensive
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A leading Jewish organization is condemning the Southern Baptist Convention for using a group of "messianic" Jews -- those who have converted to Christianity -- in its evangelism.
Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman said the effort is offensive because the Southern Baptists are using Jews who have converted to Christianity "to go after other Jews."
"If people convert, that's their individual business," Foxman said. "But don't use them as a tool to convert other people."
At the heart of the ADL's complaint is a decision by the Southern Baptist Convention executive committee to ask its missionary boards to study the idea of recognizing the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship as "an evangelistic mission to Jewish people."
The fellowship is made up of about a dozen congregations in the United States. Its Web site says its mission is "to encourage Jewish believers that their ethnic and historical heritage need NOT be lost upon their commitment to Yeshua [Jesus]."
The idea to use the fellowship was proposed at the national convention in Nashville in June. The SBC executive committee recommended last week that its International Mission Board and North American Mission Board study the possibility.
Jim Sibley, coordinator of Jewish Ministries for the SBC's North American Mission Board, said the ADL was overreacting. The committee was simply forwarding the proposal, he said.
"Personally, I don't really see this (recommendation) going anywhere," Sibley said Thursday.
There's a history of conflict between Jews and Southern Baptists over this issue.
The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution in 1996 calling on its members to "direct our energies and resources toward the proclamation of the gospel to the Jewish people."
A 1999 prayer guide by the International Mission Board recommended conversion of Jews to Christianity during their High Holy Days, an effort labeled "offensive and disrespectful" by Jewish leaders.
I'm glad to see that this issue is getting some press. These guys are little more than thinly-disguised "Jews for Jesus" freaks. When I was in college they went out of their way to disrupt High Holy Day services. If these guys had one-half of one testicle, they'd go set up their shop outside of Mosque #7 up in Harlem or a Fruits of Islam center. Seriously, I'd love to sell the rights to the footage of that. Then again, I have a grain of a feeling that they "converted" just so they could call their fellow congregationists "heebs" and "kikes" to their faces. Next project: They try to convert to being Black.
Happy Yom Kippur is what Stephen Colbert said to Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, as a stunned Stewart tried to explain how wildly inappropriate it was.
Kinda like this.
posted by Steve @ 12:24:00 PM