Among the most insidious aspects of the new leftist Jew-hate is its tactic of trotting out ridiculous Jewish anti-Zionist fanatics and displaying them like comical banners at the front of an April Fool’s parade. In that vein, the United Church’s of Canada’s Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery’s declaration that they “work with Jewish organizations such as Independent Jewish Voices, which are committed to seeing Justice for the people of Palestine” is less offensive than if Shutzstaffelleader Heinrich Himmler had said “we are working with our Jewish labor camp kapos, who are committed to seeing justice for the Aryan people,” but we are only talking about degrees. eye on a crazy planet
The nice little old ladies who staff the Church sale down the hill often invite my wife to come to Sunday service. She was raised in the United Church and the invitation is attractive. The problem is, as it is in my own Anglican Church, that the clergy and the governing organizations of both churches have largely abandoned the worship of God for the more worldly delights of radical politics.
Is the United Church anti-semitic? I suspect not as a body but its leadership lacks all discernment. The joke about the United Church being the NDP at prayer barely hints at the perils of the embrace of people like Diana Ralph and Independent Jewish Voices.
The nice ladies at the Church sale are vaguely aware of the damage the various “social justice” agendas has done to their Church. They can see their attendance dwindling and the aging of their congregation. The Anglicans I know see much the same thing. The ongoing consolidation of the Anglican church – which actually means closing churches – reflects the utter disinterest many Anglicans have in being hectored by radical clergy.
So, this Sunday, we’ll be voting with our feet and staying home. Which is sad because I think it is important for the boys to participate in a tradition of worship. But not at any cost.