US GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS 'UNINTENTIONAL' ANTI-SEMITISM
By Rev. Ted Pike
17 Jun 08
Are you an unintentional anti-Semite? The US State Department’s “Office
of Global Anti-Semitism” warns not just of conscious, intentional
anti-Semitism but of another lurking form of potential bigotry: unintentional
anti-Semitism. (See, Contemporary
Global Anti-Semitism: A Report Provided to the United States Congress,
According to our government, this consists of criticisms of Israel
which, though true, might be manipulated by others to Israel ’s
detriment. To avoid assisting Israel ’s enemies, the state
department recommends that every comment about Israel (including
its leaders and military) first be scrutinized for whether it could
put Israel in a bad light. If so, it shouldn’t be said.
Only then can we consider ourselves both consciously and unconsciously
free from anti-Semitism.
What if you defy the government and go ahead and speak truthful
criticisms of Israel, knowing that Israel's detractors will probably
use it against her? According the Office of Global Anti-Semitism,
one who assists anti-semites is an anti-Semite.
The state department needn’t lecture evangelical Christians
against possibly assisting Israel 's enemies. At least a century
ago, evangelical leaders anticipated the state department’s
warning. Today, evangelicals reflexively honor the code that,
no matter how true an unflattering fact or opinion about Jews may
be, it will not be repeated. As a result of a century of self-censorship,
tens of millions of evangelicals live in a virtual iron curtain of
exclusion of truth about Jews, Judaism and Israel . Taught to see,
hear, and speak no evil of Israel , they subsist on a religious and
political diet of Zionist-approved pablum. The magnitude of truth
that has never been allowed to reach them is encyclopedic.
Are Evangelicals Anti-Semitic?
Evangelicals think that, by only speaking well of Jews, they are
beyond the reproach of ever being labeled anti-Semitic. Wrong. The
state department says that if Christians believe the New Testament
account that Jewish leaders had Christ crucified they are the very
worst kind of anti-Semites: “classical” anti-Semites.
That’s what Hitler was (See, Contemporary
Global Anti-Semitism: A Report Provided to the United States Congress, page
To please both Jews and the government, evangelicals must now fulfill
two criteria: Never say true but unflattering things about Israel
and abandon belief in the New Testament.
Will evangelicals accommodate the state department’s new
requirement of philo-Semitic correctness? Countless followers
of John Hagee already do. They agree with his book “In Defense
of Israel” that the New Testament testimony that Jews killed
Christ is an anti-Semitic lie that birthed the Holocaust.
Yet an increasing number of Americans are no longer content to
be insulated from truth. Many visiting truthtellers.org are rediscovering
an enormous reality: We don’t have to fear the whole truth
concerning Jews or anything else. Truth can be trusted entirely.
Truth doesn’t beget error and evil; rather, it bears the good
fruit of knowledge, wisdom, moderation, and guidance in a darkened,
Because statements of truth affirm reality, they are akin to God
Himself, the ultimate Reality. Jesus said, “Thy Word
is truth.” (John 17:17)
People who don’t love reality hold back part of the truth.
They consider too much truth to be potentially dangerous. Evangelical
leaders believe they protect Jews from possible persecution by censoring
truth about Jewish supremacism and creation of Christian-persecuting
hate laws. In reality, protection of Jewish anti-Christian activists
empowers them to flourish and expand their corruption of society.
This in turn only increases criticism and resentment of all Jews—most
of whom are innocent of such evil. Many bitterly resent the Anti-Defamation
League, architect of hate laws, for the bad reputation it gives the
The “Israel-first” church should not fear truth about
the Jews; rather, it should fear the mounting juggernaut of Jewish
anti-Christianity. This is a force that Rabbi Daniel Lapin says is “now
in relentless attack on evangelical Christians.” (See, Rabbi
Lapin: Christians Under 'Relentless Attack' by 'Secular Judaism')
In order to hold back this threat, the truth must be allowed to
flourish in the full light of day. For evangelical leaders and media
to continue to parse the truth to the people only distorts reality.
Evil flourishes amidst such distortion.
Half-truths are Actually Lies
But evangelical leaders may reply: “Surely telling half the
truth about a sensitive subject is better than telling no truth.” Not
so. When a respected leader tells half the truth, he inoculates his
followers against the whole truth. They are satisfied they have found
the truth and no longer search for it.
Also, they become misdirected in their opposition to evil. For
example, evangelical leaders say, “The liberal media is behind
the corruption of America .” This half-truth directs their
followers to oppose liberalism, an ideology so pervasive and amorphous
that it’s almost impossible to effectively combat. However,
if a leader tells the whole truth, that big media corrupting America
is primarily Jewish, then defenders of freedom are immediately directed
against a racial-religious group of conspirators. These shadowy ogres
don’t want us to reflect unfavorably on the fact that they,
as Jews, are corrupting America . Such scrutiny puts Judaism
in a bad light. It could prompt both Christians and Jews to
pressure them to desist. That would mean an end to their efforts
to corrupt Christian civilization in order that a Judaic one-world
order, presided over by their false messiah, Anti-Christ, might be
Here we see the radically different consequences of telling a half-truth
versus a whole truth. Half-truths lead to misdirection and dissipation
of Christian activism. The whole truth leads to effective resistance
and restoration of society. Consequences this different and
profound could mean the difference between saving America and losing
her. Not telling the whole truth is thus worse than a misrepresentation;
it is a lie. Lies distort reality, creating false premises which
lead to misguided actions and disastrous results—confusion.
Such confusion is where John Hagee and tens of millions of evangelicals
are. It’s where our Zionist-directed Mideast foreign policy
is. It’s where countless Americans, sitting before their TV
sets, are: depending on Jewish media to orient and instruct them
about the very greatest moral and national issues America has ever
Any religion, civilization or government that depends on filtered
information will lose its way. As long as America allows Jewish media
to guide us, we will only find ourselves repeatedly foundering in
national dilemmas and foreign entanglements. Despite our most fervent
efforts to find relief and safety, we will remain perpetually, inextricably
Hope in the Grassroots?
Will evangelical leaders continue to perpetuate lies about Judaism,
even as Jewish activism undermines their ministries? Because of their
enormous vested commitment to Zionism, the answer is almost certainly
yes. After all, they have to please their pro-Zionist supporters
to survive. Such leaders do not really lead the people; the power
of the pursestring of their constituents leads them.
On the other hand, an encouraging trend is quietly developing:
apart from ADL, www.truthtellers.org dominates "hate
laws" at Google. With WorldNetDaily almost constantly exposing
hate law abuses to its 7 million Christian/conservative readers,
many thousands of evangelical Christians, googling hate laws, rebound
to truthtellers.org each month. There, they find not only the world’s
most complete information on hate laws but a Biblically balanced
perspective on Israel that is evangelical-friendly. Truthtellers.org
teaches that God still has a wonderful destiny for a remnant of repentant
Jews at Christ’s return. We also teach that it is not
anti-Semitic to rebuke evil Jewish leaders. Christ and the prophets
did it all the time.
At Truthtellers, we receive frequent appreciation and encouragement
from evangelicals with virtually no criticism. In fact, we
have encountered no intelligent, systematic, and even-handed criticism
since the founding of the National Prayer Network in 1981.
Many of these evangelicals, finding “Ted Pike” on Google,
undoubtedly link to my video The Other Israel at video.google.com
where it has now been viewed more than 110,000 times.
Perhaps, with such truth flooding into evangelicalism from the
internet, it is not evangelical leaders who will save America from
the top but independent-thinking Christians from the bottom. There
is evidence of an ever-increasing number of evangelicals in the grassroots
who want to do just that.
What can we do right now?
Pray for America and spread the whole truth! Where the people
lead, the “leaders” will follow.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
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