Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Special Comment From Keith Olbermann - Palin's Dirty Politics

Special Comment from Monday, October 6th.

Great commentary. But I wish he would have mentioned Palin's Church - The Wasilla Bible Church - and its association with an anti-Judaism group, Jews for Jesus, led by evangelical preacher David Brickner. This group has been repudiated by just about every major Jewish religious organization. In fact, the group Jews for Jesus is facing fierce protest in Israel RIGHT NOW! (See previous link). But you won't find this information in the mainstream American media. Read more here.

David Brickner made the following comments, while preaching at Palin's church as a visiting minister (at the invite of her current Pastor, Larry Kroon):

Palin now attends the Wasilla Bible Church. David Brickner, the founder of Jews for Jesus, was a speaker. He told congregants that terrorist attacks on Israel were God's "judgment" of Jews who haven't embraced Christianity. Brickner said, "Judgment is very real and we see it played out on the pages of the newspapers and on the television. When a Palestinian from East Jerusalem took a bulldozer and went plowing through a score of cars, killing numbers of people. Judgment -- you can't miss it." Source Cnn.com

In other words, Brickner believes that violence and murder is simply God's punishment for Jews who have not converted to the proper religion - Christianity. Sarah Palin was in the church on August 17th when these comments were made.


More on Pastor Larry Kroon


messianicmatt said...

I am a Jewish believer in Jesus. Most blogs and news services have quoted the same one paragraph of the six-page transcript of the message that David Brickner of Jews for Jesus delivered at Sarah Palin’s church, giving the false impression that he is saying that a bulldozer attack by a deranged Palestinian is God’s judgment on the Jewish people. Please read or listen to the entire message for yourself at www.jewsforjesus.org/blog/20080817 so that you can hear Brickner’s remarks in context. Please also take a look at Brickner’s comments concerning his message at Wasilla Bible Church, as well as interviews by Christianity Today and MSNBC with Brickner about this issue, at www.jewsforjesus.org. Among other things, Brickner says, "The comments attributed to me were taken out of context. The notion that the terrorist, bulldozer attack in Jerusalem this summer was God’s judgment on Israel for not believing in Jesus, is absolutely not what I believe. In retrospect, I can see how my rhetoric might be misunderstood and I truly regret that . . . . Let me be clear. I don’t believe that any one event whether a terrorist attack or a natural disaster is a specific fulfillment of or manifestation of a Biblical prediction of judgment. I don’t believe that the newspaper should be used to interpret the Bible. The Bible interprets the Bible. I love my Jewish people and the land of Israel. I stand with and support her against all efforts to harm her or her people in any way."

Brian said...

The context doesn't change the fact that Jews for Jesus is being fiercely protested in Isreal RIGHT NOW...and several Jewish groups have renounced Jews for Jesus for their message and their practices.

It's hard to imagine a context where those comments would be appropriate....but i'm not going to argue the point. I have seen enough videos of Brickner giving his speeches across the Country to know that he's flaky.... that's just my opinion.

The information is out there...and people can come to their own conclusions after they take in the info... that's why I made the postings on this topic.

Anonymous said...

messianicmatt misrepresents David Brickner. Brickner's work is extremely damaging to the Jewish people that he calls his friends. He works consistently in devious and deceptive ways to thwart the express wishes of Jewish organizations and the state of Israel. Palin, through a spokesman, disavowed only Brickner's most extreme views of terrorism-as-judgement; she did not disavow the main thrust of Brickner's ministry, which is to convert all Jews. See www.adl.org/special_reports/jews4jesus/jews4jesus.asp for an unbiased Jewish perspective.