- Abe Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation
League of B'nai B'rith, recently mourned "religious intolerance at
the Air Force Academy." After Jewish activist Mikey Weinstein sued
the academy for alleged religious coercion, officials imposed stiff restrictions
prohibiting senior officers from witnessing and chaplains from using the
name of Christ in prayers. This violation of free speech provoked major
protest from Christian leaders such as Dr. Dobson, Pastor Ted Haggard,
and Rev. Donald Wildmon. Chastened, the academy returned to its original
position, allowing free speech to all airmen.
- Deciphering ADL Doublespeak
- To Foxman, the Academy's return to free
speech is a defeat for religious tolerance. "Tolerance," to Jewish
activists, means disadvantaging Christianity and favoring those ideologies
that oppose Christianity.
- "Tolerance" at the Air Force
Academy, says Foxman, means establishing "meaningful guidelines that
would serve as a much-needed model not only for the Air Force but for all
the branches of the military."
- Interpretation? Foxman wants to prohibit
Christians from witnessing in the entire U.S. military and mentioning Jesus,
except in a nonevangelistic way or as profanity.
- Judaism, on the other hand, is under
no such restrictions. "Tolerance" means Jewish activism
wins; Christianity loses.
- Uniting Synagogue with State
- ADL's double standard definition of "tolerance"
can be seen through their whole social and legislative agenda. For
- "Separation of church and state"
for ADL means prohibition of Christian influence in government. Meanwhile,
ADL/Zionist influence in government is staggering. Through the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Zionists dictate Mid-East policy
to Congress. 1
- Through a host of Jews in top administration
positions, Zionism influences the President. 2
- Through the new Department of Global
Anti-Semitism in the U.S. State Department, ADL/B'nai B'rith defines tens
of millions of Bible-believing Christians as anti-Semites, potential hate
- Through its mandated control of hate
crimes education and statistics gathering for U.S. government and police
departments, ADL defines Christians as homophobes and haters. 4
- Thus, through deceptive and disarming
phrases like "tolerance" and "separation of church and state,"
Jewish activists relentlessly seek to subvert and even persecute Christianity.
- Going on the Offensive
- The recent spunk of national evangelical
leaders to identify Jewish activism as behind the war on Air Force free
speech is an encouraging sign. 5
- Some Christians are beginning to
perceive the religious identity of those who have been subverting Christian
civilization for at least the past century. But will Christians and their
leaders have enough moral courage and concern for Christ's honor to go
on the offensive? This would mean they must identify their assailants as
largely Jewish. Also, they must educate laity concerning why Jewish activism
is so opposed to Christianity.
- Jewish activists have a focused, long-range
strategy to diminish Christian influence. Christian leaders, for the
most part, only respond momentarily and are happy to postpone the war once
the skirmish is over. The perennial pattern is that Jewish activists initiate;
- But as the British military says, "He
who dares wins." Advantage belongs to the adversary who sets the terms
of controversy, not the one who only responds.
- Victories for Evangelicals
- In the last three months, by God's grace,
evangelicals have helped win three major victories: 1) defeat of ADL's
federal hate bill, 2) cancellation of NBC's Book of Daniel, 3) reestablishment
of free speech at the Air Force Academy. These were dramatic victories
over Jewish civil liberties organizations in their determination to weaken
Christianity. Each of these victories was assisted by the willingness of
a minority of Christians and conservatives to publicly identify their assailants
as Jewish. This pressured Jewish activists to back off. If they didn't
back off, an increasingly resentful evangelical leadership threatened to
revolt with even more denunciation of Jews in high places.
- Engaging for Battle
- In the months ahead many more assaults
against Christianity will be launched by a focused and religiously zealous
foe. The challenge before Christians is to initiate rather than merely
- How do Christians muster such courage? Simple.
Follow Jesus. He could not have been more specific and unsparing in His
denunciation of evil Jewish leadership. We face the same enemy today.
- End Notes:
- 1 "The Washington Report on Middle
East Affairs" contains decades of articles documenting AIPAC's influence
on Congress (www.wrmea.com).
- 2 See Michael Collins Piper's The
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America, American Free Press.
- 3 See Rev. Ted Pike's article at
www.truthtellers.org, "Making Lovers of Israel into Anti-Semites."
- 4 In testimony before Congress in the
late 1980s, ADL requested authority to define "hate crimes" for
the U.S. Justice Department, FBI, and local police, and to orchestrate
hate crimes statistic collection for the FBI. This was granted by the ADL-created
"Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990."
- 5 See Rev. Ted Pike's article
at www.truthtellers.org, "Evangelical Leaders Protest Jewish Anti-Christianity."