Free Beacon: The American Civil Liberties Union has evolved into the most powerful legal advocate for the anti-Semitic Israel boycott movement in the United States, a move critics argue undercuts the organization’s reputation as an advocate for minorities and other underrepresented groups.
Now, as it prepares to defend that movement before a panel of federal appellate judges next week in a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas, the ACLU is facing fresh scrutiny from state lawmakers and legal experts who argue that the organization sticks up for all sorts of embattled minorities but is now embracing anti-Semitism.
While the ACLU says its advocacy for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is driven by free speech concerns and it “takes no position” on the merits of Israel boycotts, some anti-BDS lawmakers question that motivation.
“The anti-Semitic BDS Hate Movement has no greater asset today than the sophisticated legal support it receives from the American Civil Liberties Union,” said Arizona state senator Paul Boyer (R.), who sponsored anti-boycott legislation that was challenged by the ACLU, in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “The ACLU’s efforts in this matter showcase a stunning embrace of anti-Jewish bigotry and blatant hypocrisy that all civil libertarians should reject.”
The ACLU in 2018 appeared to backtrack from its longtime stance as an unequivocal defender of free speech. Read More …
Opinion: Jerusalem is God’s timeclock. I heard a presentation by Pastor Andy Woods of Sugar Land Baptist Church put it like this: Israel is the hour hand, Jerusalem is the minute hand and the Temple Mount is the second hand.
The hour hand began to move on May 14, 1948 when Israel became a nation after almost 2000 years. The minute hand began to move with the victory of the 1967 war when east and west Jerusalem were reunited, and when the second hand begins to move, a major event will rivet the world’s attention on the Temple Mount.
As anti-Semitic attacks continue to grow, we can be assured that God is moving closer to bringing history to a conclusion.
In the introduction to our paper “Two Trains, Israel and the Church in prophecy”, we found that the roots of anti-Semitism in the early church led to greater acceptance by secular world leaders and the nations.
Anti-Semitism In The Church Age – The Mystery of iniquity
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way” 2 Thessalonians 2:7.
- Replacement Theology: 2-5th century – God changed His mind and transferred the blessings of Abraham to the church
- Blood Libel: 12th-14th – Jews accused of using blood of Arab children to make Matzoh
- Spanish Inquisition: 15th century – Convert to Catholicism or die
- Reformation: 16th-17th century – Protestant/Catholic churches continue Replacement Theology
- Covenant Theology: 18th century – Protestant shift ‘the church is Israel’
- Pogroms: 18-19th century Russia – government sanctioned murder of Jews
- Nazism: 20th century “Final Solution” – 6 million Jews are murdered
- EU Boycott Divest Sanction: 21st century against products made in Israeli settlements
- US Democrat Party: 21st century House of Representatives condones anti-Semitic tropes against Israel
Global resurgence in anti-Semitism as we near the Tribulation – God is calling His chosen ones home, Ezekiel 39:28: “… then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer.”