On last Friday, June 20, 2014, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted 310 to 303 to divest the denomination’s investment in three American companies; Caterpiller, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions. The basis for this “Christian decision” was to show support for Palestinians via the State of Israel’s policies which mis-treat said Palestinians.
The three corporations do business with Israel and therefore, the denomination by this vote, made a statement to declare solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Moderator Heath Rada said that the vote “in no way is this a reflection of our lack of love for our Jewish brothers and sisters.” The BDS (Boycott-Divest-Sanctions) group headed by Omar Barghouti called the vote “a sweet victory for human rights.” Both comments illustrate the total lack of factual reality and intellectual capability, among other standards and values once considered to be in the mainstream of conscious thoughts and principles among American church groups.
To review: Jesus Christ was during his time on earth, and is still a Jew (in Heaven) an article of faith for Christians to which we adhere and hold to be true and valid. This vote to divest therefore places the Presbyterians on record as being in opposition to Israel, the citizens of which, are on a daily basis, in danger from terrorist attacks by Hamas, Hezbollah, and other anti-Semetic entities which are supported and encouraged by such noble and fair-minded fanatics such as Al Quada, Syria, and Iran, just to cite a few.
The left-leaning, liberal, “enlightened intellectuals” who comprised the 310-303 majority, via this vote tally, confirm why the once-mainstream churches are declining in numbers, and impact within the general population of America. They have aligned the Presbyterian Church USA with those who openly advocate “wiping Israel off the map and destroying the Jewish people, down to the last man, woman, and child. Upon seeing the first Nazi concentration camp at the end of WWII, Supreme Commander Eisenhower said “It makes me ashamed that my name is Eisenhower.”
His ancestry was German. This vote of last Friday, causes me to have a similar emotion. It makes me ashamed to be a Presbyterian.