ADL PROTESTS FREE SPEECH AT AIR FORCE ACADEMY
By Rev. Ted Pike
Abe Foxman, director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith,
recently mourned "religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy." After
Jewish activist Mikey Weinstein sued the academy for alleged religious
coercion, officials imposed stiff restrictions prohibiting senior officers
from witnessing and chaplains from using the name of Christ in prayers.
This violation of free speech provoked major protest from Christian
leaders such as Dr. Dobson, Pastor Ted Haggard, and Rev. Donald Wildmon.
Chastened, the academy returned to its original position, allowing
free speech to all airmen.
Deciphering ADL Doublespeak
To Foxman, the Academy's return to free speech is a defeat for religious
tolerance. "Tolerance," to Jewish activists, means disadvantaging
Christianity and favoring those ideologies that oppose Christianity.
"Tolerance" at the Air Force Academy, says Foxman, means
establishing "meaningful guidelines that would serve as a much-needed
model not only for the Air Force but for all the branches of the military."
Interpretation? Foxvman wants to prohibit Christians from witnessing
in the entire U.S. military and mentioning Jesus, except in a nonevangelistic
way or as profanity.
Judaism, on the other hand, is under no such restrictions. "Tolerance" means
Jewish activism wins; Christianity loses.
Uniting Synagogue with State
ADL's double standard definition of "tolerance" can be
seen through their whole social and legislative agenda. For example:
"Separation of church and state" for ADL means prohibition
of Christian influence in government. Meanwhile, ADL/Zionist influence
in government is staggering. Through the American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC) Zionists dictate Mid-East policy to Congress. 1 Through
a host of Jews in top administration positions, Zionism influences
the President. 2 Through the new Department of Global Anti-Semitism
in the U.S. State Department, ADL/B'nai B'rith defines tens of millions
of Bible-believing Christians as anti-Semites, potential hate criminals.
3 Through its mandated control of hate crimes education and statistics
gathering for U.S. government and police departments, ADL defines Christians
as homophobes and haters. 4
Thus, through deceptive and disarming phrases like "tolerance" and "separation
of church and state," Jewish activists relentlessly seek to subvert
and even persecute Christianity.
Going on the Offensive
The recent spunk of national evangelical leaders to identify Jewish
activism as behind the war on Air Force free speech is an encouraging
sign. 5 Some Christians are beginning to perceive the religious identity
of those who have been subverting Christian civilization for at least
the past century. But will Christians and their leaders have enough
moral courage and concern for Christ's honor to go on the offensive?
This would mean they must identify their assailants as largely Jewish.
Also, they must educate laity concerning why Jewish activism is so
opposed to Christianity.
Jewish activists have a focused, long-range strategy to diminish
Christian influence. Christian leaders, for the most part, only respond
momentarily and are happy to postpone the war once the skirmish is
over. The perennial pattern is that Jewish activists initiate; Christians
But as the British military says, "He who dares wins." Advantage
belongs to the adversary who sets the terms of controversy, not the
one who only responds.
Victories for Evangelicals
In the last three months, by God's grace, evangelicals have helped
win three major victories: 1) defeat of ADL's federal hate bill, 2)
cancellation of NBC's Book of Daniel, 3) reestablishment of free speech
at the Air Force Academy. These were dramatic victories over Jewish
civil liberties organizations in their determination to weaken Christianity.
Each of these victories was assisted by the willingness of a minority
of Christians and conservatives to publicly identify their assailants
as Jewish. This pressured Jewish activists to back off. If they didn't
back off, an increasingly resentful evangelical leadership threatened
to revolt with even more denunciation of Jews in high places.
Engaging for Battle
In the months ahead many more assaults against Christianity will
be launched by a focused and religiously zealous foe. The challenge
before Christians is to initiate rather than merely react.
How do Christians muster such courage? Simple. Follow Jesus. He could
not have been more specific and unsparing in His denunciation of evil
Jewish leadership. We face the same enemy today.
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs" contains decades
of articles documenting AIPAC's influence on Congress (www.wrmea.com).
2 See Michael Collins Piper's The
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America, American Free Press.
3 See Rev. Ted Pike's article at www.truthtellers.org, "Making
Lovers of Israel into Anti-Semites."
4 In testimony before Congress in the late 1980s,
ADL requested authority to define "hate crimes" for
the U.S. Justice Department, FBI, and local police, and to orchestrate
hate crimes statistic collection for the FBI. This was granted
by the ADL-created "Hate Crimes Statistics Act of 1990."
5 See Rev. Ted Pike’s article at www.truthtellers.org, "Evangelical
Leaders Protest Jewish Anti-Christianity."
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