United Methodist Church under fire for anti-Semitism
November 1, 2018
In the wake of the synagogue shooting last week in Pittsburgh, activists from several mainline Protestant churches came under fire for promoting a culture of anti-Semitism in their churches, especially the United Methodist Church. The worst offenders are usually activists affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) and the United Church of Christ (UCC). But this year, the activists and officials from the United Methodist Church took on a leading role by hosting the controversial “Christ at the Checkpoint Conference” in Oklahoma. READ MORE
CAMERA BLOG CAMERA Asks UMC Bishop in Chicago to Address Church’s Role in ‘Othering’ Jews in U.S. and Israel The Oct. 27 murder of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh by a gunman who ranted on the internet about Jews “infesting” the Trump Administration has highlighted the manner in which American Jews have been “othered” and portrayed as fifth-column enemies of American democracy and American civil society…One community that has contributed to the hatred of Israel in the United States is the coalition of “peace and justice” activists in mainline Protestant churches who since at least the late 1990s have been promoting a narrative of Israeli and Jewish villainy and Palestinian innocence.