Monday, August 1, 2011

What's in a name? Don't ask IPMN or Stephen Sizer

What's in a name? Sometimes a very good man, somtimes a bad one. And if people confuse them well ...

Charles Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship, should probably change his name. Some keep getting his name mixed up with someone else and then they think ‘aha’ this will prove that evangelicals don’t like Israel. So using Colson’s name or thinking they have linked to the evangelical Charles Colson, they produce a true anti-Semite, Charles Carlson of We Hold These Truths of Strait Gate Ministries.

Gordon Duff of Veterans Today did that. He even had a picture of Colson on his front page and then a video of Charles Carlson making horrible statements about Israel and Christian Zionists because that is Carlson’s main focus. It took me and finally someone from Charles Colson’s ministry to convince Duff that he had the wrong man. And then there is the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) and their friend Stephen Sizer.

Now I don’t really know if Sizer and the IPMN are confused or if they both are purposely linking ‘again’ to a rabid anti-Semite site. But given that the small posting that Sizer has written and IPMN has linked to is about Evangelicals changing their mind about Israel, I think they may just be confused. (I hope they are.) The posting is “Is Zionism losing ground among Evangelicals?” Sizer refers to ‘Carlson’ with a large quote:
The poll results state that 73% of those polled think "God's covenant with the Jewish people" continues today, and only 22% say it does not. It should be noted here that this is a Judeo-Christian give-away, since it is based on a false premise. The Pew Forum and all Evangelicals need to understand that there never was an Old Testament covenant with "the Jewish people." Most Evangelicals, radical or moderate, fail to properly distinguish the ancient tribe of Israelites from the Jews of today, and in particular, the Jewish inhabitants of the modern secular Jewish state of Israel. This error is the result of scriptural distortion that is encouraged by the State of Israel and its lobbies in the USA, and by the Israel-friendly press.
Now if Sizer had read the whole article he would have read the beginning and the subtitle the article was placed under. The subtitle is “Pharisee Watch” and the beginning of the article states, “A recent Global Survey of Evangelical Protestant Leaders, taken by the Pew Forum for Religious and Public Life, reveals cracks in the structure of Evangelicalism, best described as Judeo-Christianity, welcome news for all those who labor for world peace and financial stability.”

Sizer should have realized that Charles Colson would not insult his fellow Evangelicals like that.

But more importantly Sizer ignored the middle section of his Carlson quote. “The Pew Forum and all Evangelicals need to understand that there never was an Old Testament covenant with "the Jewish people." Most Evangelicals, radical or moderate, fail to properly distinguish the ancient tribe of Israelites from the Jews of today, and in particular, the Jewish inhabitants of the modern secular Jewish state of Israel.”

And if he didn’t ignore it he is himself an anti-Semite.

That is the old anti-Semitic farce, that the Jewish Israeli citizens of today are not in anyway linked to the ancient Israelites.

If one looks at the books offered on Carlson’s web site there are books by Gordon Ginn a holocaust revisionist and Eustace Mullins, a well known anti-Semite.

One book by George Armstrong is summarized:
Mayer Amshel Rothschild, the founder of the Rothschild fortune, at the time of his death in 1812, created a trust of his estate, by will, for the elevation of the jewish race and establishment of a Jewish World Empire. The estate has been preserved and managed since his death as a unit in persuance [sic] of the provisions of his will. This 1940 classic examines the origin of the Rothschild Empire, gold, the Federal Reserve, and how the money trust twice arranged for World War.
The information in this conspiratorial book is also classic anti-Semitism.

On the site of the Anti-Defamation League under extremism in America, there is an article on the Institute for Historical Review, a now faltering group that attempts to prove the Holocaust did not happen. In the article it is mentioned that in 2004 the IHR joined with the neo-Nazi National Alliance to hold a Holocaust denial conference in Sacramento. Among the speakers was Charles Carlson.

That is the activity of a rabid anti-Semite

I started out with a funny thought. Perhaps that very godly man, Charles Colson, should change his name. I end with a different thought, a serious one. The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the PCUSA should find someone else to pick out articles to link to, someone with a sense of fairness, integrity and with a desire to be an honest Christ honoring Christian. And Stephen Sizer should do a better job of researching his leads. It is too bad, but there is a growing movement of anti-Semites in the world today.[1]

[1]While sending a letter off to Mr Sizer, I discovered this new article on Veterans Today, "The Military Solution" by J. Bruce Campbell. Here is a quote to help my readers understand the growing antiSemitism in the United States:

"Again, the US military has not covered itself in glory. It is covered by Jewish slime. The US military is a disgrace and has always been a disgrace. It must be purged of its subversive agents of Judaism.

American and Israeli Jews exercise control of the US military via Freemasonry and homosexuality, both of which are rampant in the senior officer class of the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy, according to the courageous revelations of Kay Griggs, the former wife of Marine Colonel George Griggs. The colonel revealed to his wife that the senior officer class participates in the vilest forms of “male bonding,” done for the purposes of mind control and obedience to illegal orders, which include assassination.

Israel, with American Jewish permission, has threatened to unleash its weapons of mass destruction on the capitals of Europe. Reports persist here that Israel has planted nuclear weapons in American cities that will be detonated if Israel is not obeyed.

Other credible reports indicate that Israel was responsible for the Japanese nuclear disaster in retaliation for Japan’s support of the Palestinians in the UN. Also that Israel attempted to kill Germany’s president for the same reason (sabotaged helicopter) and that the Norwegian slaughter of children was for that country’s pro-Palestinian position.

This level of threatened and actual mass murder can only be thwarted by the masters of mass murder, the US military, which has been under the Jewish spell since at least 1861. There is only one way that the US military can redeem itself and rescue the world from the fruit of its sadistic behavior on behalf of Judaism. Judaism must be removed as a threat to life on this planet and prevented from ever rising again."


Anonymous said...

Sizer is either an anti-Semite or so blinded by his hatred for Israel that he is incapable of recognizing one when one is staring him in the face. Sort of like the people leading the IPMN.

David Fischler
Woodbridge, VA

PS--I saw that Campbell article on VT. The first comment was from Gordon Duff: "Good to see you back and in fine form." The relationship between Duff and Campbell is a perfect illustration of two political axioms: 1) The so-called "political spectrum" is not linear but circular, such that the far left and far right meet and become indistinguishable from one another except in their nomenclature; and 2) that the one thing that far left and far right agree upon without hesitation or qualification is that they hate the Jews.

Viola Larson said...

I am beginning to wonder if we shouldn't be writing more about VT, they seem to be too accepted with few people denouncing them. The right and anti-Semitism is dangerous, but the left and anti-Semitism is far more dangerous since people think of them as tolerant and don't pay attention to their intolerance and hate of Jews and Christians. And VT hates both.