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Presbyterian Church - PC(USA) - on Zionism & Hezbollah
« on: March 30, 2011, 10:27:31 AM »
While I knew about the meeting between PC(USA) leaders and Hezbollah, I hadn't remembered, or didn't know, what they were quoted as saying. This, while Presbyterian and Anglican churches divest of Israeli assets.
I Googled it today and found this Wikipedia article

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian_Church_%28USA%29_Hezbollah_controversy

The Presbyterian Church (USA) Hezbollah controversy began following a series of statements made by church representatives in 2004.

Background

On May 30, 2003, Hezbollah was found to be responsible for the 1983 bombing in Beirut, Lebanon which killed 241 United States Marines, in Peterson v. Islamic Republic of Iran.[1][2] The US State Department defines Hezbollah (also known as Hizballah, "Party of God") as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).[3]

In October 2004, the Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA) Advisory Committee on Social Wellness Policy toured the Middle East in order to listen to local Christians, ecumenical partners, and political leaders in Lebanon, the Palestinian National Authority, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. While in Lebanon, the delegation met with members of Hezbollah, which became a cause of controversy.
[edit] Controversy

Ronald H. Stone, John Witherspoon Professor of Christian Ethics at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, attracted negative media attention during the tour after being quoted as saying, "We treasure the precious words of Hezbollah and your expression of goodwill toward the American people. Also we praise your initiative for dialogue and mutual understanding. We cherish these statements that bring us closer to you. As an elder of our church, I'd like to say that according to my recent experience, relations and conversations with Islamic leaders are a lot easier than dealings and dialogue with Jewish leaders."[4]

A member of the delegation, Reverend Nile Harper stated that "The occupation by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza must end because it is oppressive and destructive for the Palestinian people".[5]

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Re: Presbyterian Church leaders met with Hezbollah
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 04:41:20 PM »
http://iloubnan.info/en/actualite/id/61035

A former Hezbollah leader on Tuesday mourned the death of Osama bin Laden, whom he hailed as having "fought to defend Islam and its people."

Sheikh Sobhi al-Tufayli, the Iranian-backed militant group's first secretary general, lamented the death of a "great man, courageous, sincere in his faith, loyal to his convictions" in a statement eulogizing bin Laden.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hezbollah

"The United States, the Netherlands[6] United Kingdom, Egypt,[7] Israel, Australia, and Canada classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, in whole or in part.[8]"

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Re: Presbyterian Church leaders met with Hezbollah
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 01:15:43 PM »
I recommend the partial preterists out there think long and hard, about the anti-semitism your doctrine seems to inspire in so many, and just who's side it winds up putting you on.
http://brotherpete.com/index.php?topic=2589.0

Muslims enjoy more freedom in Israel, than they do in any Muslim controlled country on earth.

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Presbyterians on Zionism
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 08:53:46 AM »
http://gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/global/resolution-confronting-christian-zionism/

"Comment from the General Assembly Mission Council:

Item 12-03 calls on the General Assembly to oppose Christian Zionism and to develop a plan to communicate the theological and political ramifications it engenders to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in the mass media, and among U.S. government officials."

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Re: Presbyterian Church on Zionism & Hezbollah
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 06:32:05 AM »
http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/presbyterian-church-teams-american-islamists

Certainly no surprise to members of this forum:

"Presbyterian Church USA Teams Up With American Islamists"

"A writer giving soft treatment to Islamists wouldn’t be a new development, but Ben Daniel isn’t just any writer. He’s the pastor of a church and his book was published by the Presbyterian Church USA. This church of 1.8 million has become an ally of Islamists.

Pastor Ben Daniel leads Foothill Presbyterian Church of San Jose and his book, The Search for Truth About Islam: A Christian Pastor Separates Fact from Fiction, was released on March 25 by the official publisher of the Presbyterian Church USA.

His book “explores what he calls ‘the American cult of fear,’ particularly as it relates to the rise of Islamophobia in the United States.”

Islamists have used the term “Islamophobia” to gain political influence and bash opponents – including ant-Islamists Muslims -- long before the 9/11 attacks. Now, even Muslims are speaking out against the abuse of the term."

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/presbyterian-church-teams-american-islamists

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Re: Presbyterian Church on Zionism & Hezbollah
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 06:13:30 AM »
http://www.zionism-israel.com/news/presbyterians.htm

"Romance of the Presbyterian Church and the Hizbullah

The Presbyterian Church has done it again, showing its solidarity with the Hizbullah. The Presbyterian Church has led the way in divestment efforts against Israel, because it insists that the Israeli occupation is immoral. The Presbyterian Church insists that it is not anti-Semitic, but maintains a mission to convert Jews.

Professing to liberal and progressive values, Presbyterian Church USA officials have met at least twice with leaders of the Hizbullah. The first such meeting apparently took place in 2004. Hizbullah, which means "Party of God" is financed by Iran and supports Syrian and Iranian interests in Lebanon. The "progressive" and "pacifistic" leanings of Hizbullah can be surmised from past actions and statements. Some examples are given below:"

http://www.zionism-israel.com/news/presbyterians.htm