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Monday, December 06, 2010

Just in case you bought this nonsense about Christian conservatives just LOVING the Jews
Posted by Jill | 6:01 AM
Christian conservatives will always tell you that they LOVE the Jews. Why, look at how we support Israel, they'll say. What they don't tell you is that they support Israel because they need Israel for their insane Apocalyptic delusions, and that they look forward with eager anticipation to sitting on the Big Sofa in Heaven, right next to Jesus, sharing nachos and beer and watching unconverted Jews burn.

Finally there's a Christian conservative with the courage to bust through this nonsense and let us know where he REALLY stands on the Jews:
Ordinarily, who gets elected Speaker of the Texas state House would only be of interest to those in Texas. But the current dispute in Austin has a larger significance.

The current state House Speaker is Joe Straus, a conservative Republican leading a conservative Republican majority. He's currently facing a challenge from state Rep. Ken Paxton, who appears to agree with Straus on nearly everything.

So what makes this noteworthy? Straus is Jewish, and some far-right activists in Texas have a problem with that.

A few weeks ago, a coalition of Tea Party and right-wing Republican groups began lobbying for Paxton to replace Straus, with coalition activists circulating anti-Semitic emails. The message from conservatives was that the GOP state House needed a "Christian conservative" leader.

This week, the Texas Observer reported on an email exchange between two members of the State Republican Executive Committee, which governs state GOP affairs. One of the two party leaders, John Cook, insisted in a message, "We elected a house with Christian, conservative values. We now want a true Christian, conservative running it."

The Observer's Abby Rapoport connected with Cook to ask about his efforts to replace the current state House Speaker.

"When I got involved in politics, I told people I wanted to put Christian conservatives in leadership positions," he told me, explaining that he only supports Christian conservative candidates in Republican primary races.

"I want to make sure that a person I'm supporting is going to have my values. It's not anything about Jews and whether I think their religion is right or Muslims and whether I think their religion is right. ... I got into politics to put Christian conservatives into office. They're the people that do the best jobs over all.

Oh yes, he loves the Jews.

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Anonymous Magento Themes said...
Is there any kind of clash between Jews and Christians too, like Muslims and Jews are always on the fight.

Anonymous mandt said...
But, but, wasn't Jesus a Jew?

Blogger PurpleGirl said...
Magento: Fundi Christians do this liking ISRAEL because it plays a part in their end times scenario. Historically, Christians have oppressed Jews because they were regarded as "Christ killers". European history is replete with examples.

Mandt: Yes, Jesus was a Jew. Consider though that he did not start the Christian religion. His teachings were aimed more at his contemporary Jews and reforming them. It was others, later, who developed a separate strain of Judaism that become Christianity.

In general, I don't like the term Judeo-Christian because the two larger groups do not share all beliefs and values. But it's a good weapon for fundies for beating up on secular culture.

Anonymous mandt said...
Purple Girl, there is nothing more charming than a sincerely generous response to snark.