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Antisemitic beliefs spreading among evangelical Christians in America

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As she cleans up the counter where the teenagers at her church’s Vacation Bible School ate their cookies and yoghurt, Luba Yanko complains about the state of the country. President Donald Trump is trying to act on Christian values, she believes. But from what she reads online, it seems that a certain group keeps getting in the way.

Trump, she says, “is surrounded by a Zionist environment with completely different values from Christians. It’s kabbalist. It’s Talmudic values. Not the word of God.” 

In other words: It’s the Jews’ fault.

“Why do we have pro-abortion, pro-LGBTQ values, and we do not have more freedom to protect our faith? We are persecuted now,” Yanko says about evangelical Christians like herself. “[Jews] say, ‘We’ve got America. We control America.’ That’s what I know.”

It’s an anti-Semitic viewpoint shared by a number of evangelical Christians across the country. The relationship between Christians and Jews has been fraught for almost 2,000 years since the death of Jesus. Today, with a president who levels accusations about Jews and who encourages his fans to mistrust the mainstream media, a growing number of evangelicals are turning to the Internet for information, and finding anti-Jewish beliefs there.

Christians take their cues for what to think about Jews from many sources: From the long history of evangelicals’ support for the state of Israel. From fiery pastors who decry Jewish influence in their YouTube videos. From Trump, who this week declared that Jews who vote for Democrats – meaning more than 70 percent of all Jews in the United States – are “disloyal.”

In churches across America, evangelicals say they don’t believe they can get unbiased facts from any traditional news outlet that Trump has branded “fake news” (though many are fans of Fox News, and also watch other TV networks and read major news websites). Instead, they seek news from alternative websites and videos.

Pastors are aware of the conspiracy theories floating among their congregants, including a small number of virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic beliefs that some Christians interviewed by The Washington Postthis summer professed.

But leaders are often unwilling to address these beliefs head-on. After a churchgoing evangelical Christian killed a Jewish woman at a synagogue in Poway, California, earlier this year – an act he prefaced with a manifesto including both anti-Semitic tropes from the Internet, and Christian theology from church – some pastors called for a national conversation about how evangelical pastors can make clear that such beliefs aren’t acceptable in their pews.

That doesn’t sit well with many evangelical pastors’ insistence that their job is to preach the Bible, not stray into current events.

At Christian Life Centre, the evangelical church north of Philadelphia where Yanko, a housekeeper, espoused anti-Semitism at the snack counter, lead pastor Mark English was unruffled to hear about Yanko’s statements.

“I’m not in government. It would be like me trying to understand the insurance business,” he said, when asked about Yanko’s allegation that Jews control the government. “The government is so complex – I don’t think that any one group controls everything.”

He felt no need to address his congregant’s anti-Semitic beliefs, either one-on-one or from the pulpit.

Historically, evangelicals have thought of themselves as very good friends of the Jews, not as anti-Semites. The two faiths share the Old Testament – known to Jews as the Hebrew Bible – and share basic watchwords of tolerance like loving your neighbour as yourself. Evangelicals often think fondly of Jews as their religious forebears – after all, Christ’s early followers were Jews of 2,000 years ago – even if they think Jews are missing the crucial Jesus part of the story.

And evangelicals tend to fiercely defend and embrace the state of Israel, a Jewish nation, because of its central role in their own faith. The nation is the site of numerous Christian holy spots, including the places where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Certain interpretations of Revelation say that Jewish presence in Israel is important for Christians, because it will take the homecoming of Jews to the land of Israel to bring about the return of the Messiah.

But Christian theology has also gone hand-in-hand with anti-Semitism for centuries, dating back long before Martin Luther. To this day, some Christians commonly believe that the Jews killed Jesus, and modern Jews should bear the guilt.

“There are plenty of evangelicals who have views about Jewish power, who assume Jews are controlling things. Jerry Falwell joked about how Jews could make more money,” said Daniel Hummel, a historian at a Christian study center at the University of Wisconsin who recently published a book about evangelicals and Jews.

Hummel described the deep-rooted anti-Semitic beliefs among some evangelicals as both cultural and theological, with the cultural beliefs coming from their conservative neighbours and the theological beliefs dating back to early Christianity, when Christians first started casting themselves as the new chosen people replacing the Jews.

“Some associations in certain conservative areas, with Jews being liberal, cosmopolitan, international and that being a threat to American Christian identity: You’re going to find those views, weirdly, right alongside expressing support for Israel,” Hummel said. “Someone like that would be vaguely or even strongly anti-Semitic, but also pro-Israel.”

And politically, evangelicals find themselves sharing common cause with right-wing anti-Semites. They might have little else in common, but both groups are enthusiastic supporters of President Donald Trump. And Trump, who strives to court that evangelical fandom, has flirted with anti-Semitism before this week. During his campaign, he retweeted and defended an image from a white supremacist website, showing Hillary Clinton’s face over a pile of money and a six-pointed Jewish star. He famously said that the demonstrators who chanted “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville, Virginia, included “very fine people.”

Deborah Lipstadt, a historian who is one of the foremost researchers on anti-Semitism, said she has noticed that politically conservative talking points echo the language common to anti-Semites much more often. She pointed to Sen. Josh Hawley’s speech at the National Conservatism Conference, in which he used the word “cosmopolitan” 12 times.

“This class lives in the United States, but they identify as ‘citizens of the world.’ They run businesses or oversee universities here, but their primary loyalty is to the global community,” said Hawley, R-Mo., ,referring not to Jews but to liberal elites.

The Washington Post

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18 Responses to Antisemitic beliefs spreading among evangelical Christians in America

  1. John says:

    Way before we learned about the Khazars, my grandmother used to say “how odd of God to choose the Jews!”.

    • KOYOTE says:

      WELL, I MADE IT TO 2;41……IF THERE EVER WAS A TREASONOUS BASTARD…………..

      • Katie says:

        Absolutely. I posted this because he exemplifies this article to a T.

        “It’s the Chicoms behind everything.”

        He knows israhell stages false flags yet he supports israhell.

  2. mary in tx says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE IDIOTS REALLY FALLING FOR THIS BULL SHIT?????????

  3. KOYOTE says:

    “Hummel described the deep-rooted anti-Semitic beliefs among some evangelicals as both cultural and theological, with the cultural beliefs coming from their conservative neighbours and the theological beliefs dating back to early Christianity, when Christians first started casting themselves as the new chosen people replacing the Jews.
    Mat 21:42  Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? 
    Mat 21:43  Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 
    Mat 21:44  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 

    CHRISTIANITY IS TRULY, THE REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY OF THE OLD LAW, AND SUPERIOR TO THE BLASPHEMOUS “TALMUD”

    eb 8:6  But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 
    Heb 8:7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 

    BY THE WAY. THERE IS NO AUTHORITY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TO SEPARATE YOURSELF WITH AN “IDENTIFIER”. SUCH AS “EVANGELICAL” CHRISTIAN.
    LIKE BEING FROM THIS COUNTRY, YOU ARE EITHER AN “AMERICAN” OR YOU AINT…..LIKE CHRISTIANITY , EITHER YOU ARE, OR YOU AINT.
    EITHER YOU HAVE OBEYED ACTS 2;38 OR YOU HAVE NOT……THERE ARE NO “INBETWEENS”..

    AMERICA!!!!
    IF YOU LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS, HOW WILL YOU PROVIDE JUSTICE IN YOUR SOCIETY?

  4. KOYOTE says:

    “But leaders are often unwilling to address these beliefs head-on. After a churchgoing evangelical Christian killed a Jewish woman at a synagogue in Poway, California, earlier this year – an act he prefaced with a manifesto including both anti-Semitic tropes from the Internet, and Christian theology from church – some pastors called for a national conversation about how evangelical pastors can make clear that such beliefs aren’t acceptable in their pews.”
    WASNT A “CHRISTIAN. THIS IS THE ACT OF AN UNREPENTANT HEATHEN.
    “BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM”……………….
    DENNIS RADER ALSO “WENT TO CHURCH”.
    LMAO!!!

  5. KOYOTE says:

    “I’m not in government. It would be like me trying to understand the insurance business,” he said, when asked about Yanko’s allegation that Jews control the government. “The government is so complex – I don’t think that any one group controls everything.”
    AND WHO WAS IT THAT MADE IT SO “COMPLICATED” FOR YOU HOTSHOT???????
    SO, “YOU’RE NOT IN GOVERNMENT”? YOU’RE NOT AN AMERICAN. FOR AS YOU ESPOUSE “CHRISTIANITY” YOU DENY SELF GOVERNANCE………….
    EVEN THOUGH THIS IS TAKEN A LITTLE OUT OF CONTEXT, IT STILL RINGS TRUE;

    1Co 11:31  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 

  6. KOYOTE says:

    And evangelicals tend to fiercely defend and embrace the state of Israel, a Jewish nation, because of its central role in their own faith. The nation is the site of numerous Christian holy spots, including the places where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and resurrected. Certain interpretations of Revelation say that Jewish presence in Israel is important for Christians, because it will take the homecoming of Jews to the land of Israel to bring about the return of the Messiah.
    ONLY INASMUCH AS THE VIOLENT DESTRUCTION OF ‘BABYLON”……………..

    Rev 18:21  And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 
    Rev 18:22  And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; 
    Rev 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived…..
    THIS IS WHY I OFTEN REFER TO THEM AS WHAT THEY TRULY ARE….”BABYLONIANS”.
    THE APOSTLE PETER MADE MENTION OF SUCH MEN;
    2Pe 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
    THIS IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICA. THE BABYLONIAN HAS TURNED HER PEOPLE INTO “MERCHANDISE”……….

    • Katie says:

      This bs really got to me.

      “because it will take the homecoming of Jews to the land of Israel to bring about the return of the Messiah.”

      They actually think THEY will bring about the return of Christ. My God, any believer that believes these people will hasten Christ’s return is delusional.

      • KOYOTE says:

        HA HA HA HA!!! YEP!!

      • KOYOTE says:

        THEY WANT TO BRING ABOUT THE RETURN OF “THEIR” “CHRIST”.
        THE ERRAND BOY THEY HAVE DREAMED UP THAT WILL “KICK THE ASS” OF THEIR ENEMIES. MAINLY PEOPLE LIKE THE TRENCHERS THAT EXPOSE THEM……….
        THESE ARE .NASTY PEOPLE…… NOT GIVING 2 SHITS ABOUT JUSTICE……. OR LAW,
        THEY LIVE THEIR LIVES AS A “TICK” LIVES HIS… SUCKING THE LIFE FROM OTHERS FOR NOURISHMENT….
        ..I REMEBER WHEN JUDEOKRISCHUN “PASTORS” USED TO DEMAND “TITHES” OF THEIR CONGREGATIONS…THATS 10% OFF THE TOP OF ANYTHING YOU EARN. EVERY WEEK.
        “TITHES” WERE REMOVED IN THE NEW COVENANT, THAT LAW IS NOW OBSOLETE……… NOW. WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE THESE GUYS DID WITH THE MONEY??????
        CAN YOU SAY,”WHORES”?
        CAN YOU SAY, “COCAINE”….CAN YOU SAY “STOCK MARKET”?
        BECAUSE IF THEY THOUGHT SO LITTLE OF THE WORD OF GOD AS TO LIE IN A PULPIT, THEN WHORES AND COCAINE AND “SPECULATION” ARE WITHIN EASY REACH….

        • KOYOTE says:

          I ALSO REMEMBER THE ENTRY OF “DISTRICT ATTORNEYS” THAT WERE SUPPOSE TO DO AWAY WITH “FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS”……

          BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
          DO YOU REMEMBER THAT SHIT HENRY???

  7. KOYOTE says:

    “Some associations in certain conservative areas, with Jews being liberal, cosmopolitan, international and that being a threat to American Christian identity: You’re going to find those views, weirdly, right alongside expressing support for Israel,” Hummel said. “Someone like that would be vaguely or even strongly anti-Semitic, but also pro-Israel.”
    WELL, IF YOU ARE “PRO ISRAEL, YOU ARE PRO LGBTQ”XYZ”. YOU ARE PRO “NAMBLA”, AND YOU ARE PRO WAR AND PRO PEDOPHILIA, PRO MURDER AND PRO SLAVERY.
    IN THAT CASE,
    IF YOU CLAIM TO BE A “CHRISTIAN”, YOU ARE ONLY COMPILING YOUR OWN DAMNATION THESE “WALKING CONTRADICTIONS” ARE THE MOST FEARSOME OF OUR ENEMIES.
    MOST ARE CLOSET FAGS……

  8. DL. says:

    So now they are saying that those who claim Jews don’t need Christ as Savior are pro-semitic and those who want Jews to accept Christ (including Jewish believers like Israeli News Live hosts) are anti-semitic….and the award for the biggest walking contradiction goes to….the author of this article, yahoo-washington post… because how those who claim Jews need to go to hell for eternity since they don’t need Christ is pro-semitic is beyond me and that doesn’t even factor in the Khazar-Ashkenaz-Japhethic argument….

    • KOYOTE says:

      JUDAISM IS NOT A RACE.
      IT IS A COMMUNIST POLITICAL IDEOLOGY. ALL THEIR FAMILY RECORDS WERE DESTROYED IN 70 A.D.
      ANYONE CAN BE A JEW. JUST RENOUNCE JESUS AS THE CHRIST AND EMBRACE THE TEACHINGS OF THE RABBIS………..

  9. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “[Jews] say, ‘We’ve got America. We control America.’ That’s what I know.”

    It’s an anti-Semitic viewpoint shared by a number of evangelical Christians across the country.”

    The TRUTH isn’t anti-Semitic.

    And if it IS anti-Semitic, that can only mean one thing.

    Those Semites (IF the lying bast@rds even have an ounce of true Semitic blood in them to begin with) are EVIL, and need to be treated as such, since EVIL DOES NOT TRUMP TRUTH… PERIOD!!!

  10. NC says:

    What do you expect from Yah Jew News???

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