U.S. Government Condemns
By Rev. Ted Pike
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, page 4) http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/102406.htm
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.
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 5).
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 Jewish people!
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.”
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
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
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 faced.
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 lost.
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, 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
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.
Ted Pike is
director of the National Prayer Network, a Christian/conservative
watchdog organization. He is a national opponent to federal hate
crimes legislation proposed by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai
B'rith. In the tradition of Christ and the Hebrew prophets, Pike is
an outspoken critic of ADL's evil Jewish leadership. www.truthtellers.org
Volume 7, 2008