Christian Issues

PC(USA) Promotes “Propaganda” Film

The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s General Assembly rescinded its previous decision to target Israel for "phased, selective divestment" in 2006, but its leaders are still offering a distorted narrative about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Reuters fails to root out facts on Palestinian Christians

See no evil ...See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil seems to be Reuters philosophy when it comes to covering attacks against Palestinian Christians by Palestinian Muslims. Alistair Lyon's "Misery Tempts Palestinian Christians to Flee" is only the latest example.

Church Leaders Mainstream Ahmadinejad

A group of American Christian leaders who met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad downplayed Iran's nuclear ambitions and failed to condemn the president's Holocaust denial.

Israelis Not Invited

The recent issue of ELCA’s denominational magazine reports that organizers of a Lutheran-sponsored conference explicitly chose to not invite Israelis to an event where a Hamas-supported politician – Bethlehem Mayor Victor Batarseh – condemned Israel’s security barrier.

Rev. Wall Fails to Disclose Connection to Carter Campaigns

In a piece defending Jimmy Carter’s book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Rev. James Wall, senior contributing editor of Christian Century, fails to disclose that he ran the former president’s political campaigns in Illinois during the 1976 and 1980 elections.

CAMERA Petitions Presiding Bishop for Web Corrections

The Episcopal Church's Executive Committee approved a resolution urging Hamas to acknowledge Israel's right to exist and to abide by previous agreements, but distortions remain on the church Web Site.

Rev. Wall Soft-Pedals Hamas Extremism

James M. Wall, star columnist for Christian Century, the house organ for mainline Protestantism in the U.S., downplays Hamas rejectionism when he insists Israel and the United States should accept Hamas's hudna at face value.