16 July 2009

"The Socialist Workers Party At Prayer."

Once, The Episcopal Church (tm) was jokingly called "The Republican Party at prayer." Not anymore, Comrades:
In stereotypes from another era, snooty Episcopalians once practiced anti-Semitism lite, keeping Jews out of their country clubs and not mixing socially. Later, many Episcopalians fought hard to overturn the reality behind those stereotypes. In the 1950's and 1960's, Episcopal leaders were in the forefront of defending Israel's existence. Then in the 1970's and 1980's, much of the church endorsed Liberation Theology, which portrays Palestinians as innocent victims and Israel as the Western oppressor. Today, some Episcopal elites seem determined to return to earlier days, when the modern descendants of the ancient Hebrews were regarded with distaste.

There are no resolutions currently before this year's Episcopal General Convention directly criticizing any government in the world, except two: Israel and the United States. Resolutions mention human rights abuses in the Philippines and strife in southern Sudan but decline to criticize governments there, though surely Sudan's Islamist regime, dripping with blood of millions of victims, might merit some disapproval. There is no criticism of any Muslim or communist dictatorship around the world, though Cuba's Marxist regime is portrayed by one resolution as the victim of U.S. sanctions. In contrast, about a half dozen statements for consideration before the General Convention are aimed at Israel.
Hattip: Maggie's Farm.

UPDATE: Except, of course, TEC gets all worried about the plight of Jews when they can be used as a vehicle to bash the traditional Church...

1 comment:

LSP said...

Great post - viewed GC2009 from the press room; what a scandal it was.

Will link + follow.

God bless,